Native Plants

 Native plants are adapted to our climate and naturally resistant to pests and diseases. They require less maintenance and have additional stormwater and wildlife advantages. This program will help you select native plants that achieve your habitat objectives. Great resources for selecting locally native plants include:

Where Can I Find Native Plants?

Local Nurseries: We live in a region that is brimming with plant nurseries. But how can you choose a great nursery? We’re here to help! By partnering with local nurseries, we aim to improve the availability of locally native plants, stop the sale of noxious weeds, and get plants that are treated with toxic neonicotinoids off the shelves.

Use our handy, interactive map below to make smart nursery choices. Click on any nursery icon to learn more about its standards and practices.

Natives Seeds: Our region also has some seed producers that focus on native species. Here are some of them:

Backyard Habitat Native Plant Sales: As a program participant, you’re invited to shop in our native plant sales, held each fall and spring. Only program participants are invited to shop and plants are steeply discounted. For more information check our quarterly E-news, the website, or ask your technician.

Other Local Plant Sales: Our region is rich with countless native plant sales each year. Check out each organization’s website for details.

Designing With Native Plants