Native Plant Collection

Beautiful and Beneficial

In an effort to support our customers in landscaping with habitat-enriching plants, we have been expanding our collection of native plants. A native plant is a species that naturally occurred in an area prior to European settlement. We now carry over 40 perennials that are native to the Northeastern US, with nearly ¼ of those being specifically native to Vermont!

Gardening with native plants increases biological diversity, as well as providing food and habitat for nearly every other living thing in that ecosystem. Because of the crucial role that plants play, using natives is even significant in smaller gardens. Planting natives will also beautify your garden by adding colorful blooms and textures that attract and support birds, butterflies, bees, and many other beneficial insects. In addition, since native plants are well adapted to the specific conditions of this area, if they are properly placed for light and moisture needs, they will require very little care from you!

If you’re interested in learning more about landscaping with native species, keep your eyes out for native plant workshops in 2017!

Our Native Perennials

All of the following plants are native to the Northeastern United States. Those marked (NE) are native to New England, and (VT) indicates Vermont native species.

Actaea rubra (Red Baneberry)
Amorpha canescens(Leadplant)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar)
Aquilegia canadensis (Canadian Columbine) (VT)
Aruncus dioicus (Goat’s Beard)
Asarum canadense (Canadian Wild Ginger)
Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) (VT)
Asclepias incarnata    ‘Soulmate’ (Swamp Milkweed)
Asclepias incarnata    ‘Milkmaid’ (Swamp Milkweed)
Asclepias sullivantii (Prairie Milkweed)
Asclepias syriaca (Milkweed)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) (NE)
Aster novae-angliae (Symphyotrichum) (New England Aster) (VT)
Aster novi angliae (Symphyotrichum)    ‘Purple Dome’ (New England Aster)
Aster novi angliae    (Symphyotrichum) ‘September Ruby’ (New England Aster)
Aster oblongifolius    (Symphyotrichum) ‘Aroma’ (Aromatic Aster)
Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)
Baptisia australis (False Indigo) (NE)
Baptisia australis ‘Caspian Blue’  (False Indigo)
Baptisia tinctoria (Yellow Indigo)
Calla palustris (Bog Arum, Marsh Calla)
Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold, Cowslip)
Campanula rotundifolia ‘White Gem’ (Harebell)
Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper Vine)
Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)(VT)
Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ (Pink Turtlehead)
Chelone obliqua(Rose Turtlehead)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Coreopsis) (VT)
Coreopsis rosea (Pink Coreopsis) (NE)
Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Tickseed)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea    ‘Primadonna White’ (Coneflower)
Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe Pye Weed)
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)
Eupatorium purpureum (Joe Pye Weed)
Filipendula rubra (Queen of the Prairie) (NE)
Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)
Helenium autumnale   ‘Helena Red Gold Mix’ (Sneezeweed)
Hemerocallis sp. (Daylily)
Heliopsis helianthoides var.scabra “Sunburst” (Ox Eye Sunflower)
Liatris spicata  (Blazing Star, Gayfeather) (NE)
Liatris spicata  ‘Floristan White’  (Blazing Star, Gayfeather)
Liatris pycnostachya (Kansas Gayfeather)
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal  Flower) (VT)
Lobelia siphilitica (Big Blue Lobelia) (NE)
Lupinus perennis (Sundial Lupine) (NE)
Mimulus ringens (Allegheny Monkey Flower)
Monarda didyma (Bee Balm) (NE)
Penstemon barbatus ‘Iron Maiden’ (Bearded Tongue)
Penstemon calycosus (Long-Sepal Penstemon)
Penstemon digitalis    ‘Husker’s Red’ (Bearded Tongue)(VT)
Penstemon grandiflorus ‘Prairie Jewel’ (Shell-Leaf Pink Penstemon)
Phlox paniculata  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)
Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower, Rudbeckia)
Rudbeckia hirta (Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan)(VT)
Thalictrum dioicum (Meadow Rue)
Tiarella cordifolia (Foam Flower) (VT)
Trillium erectum (Stinking Benjamin)(NE)
Trillium grandiflorum (Wake-Robin) (NE)
Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)
 
FERNS
Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair fern)
Athyrium filix-femina x niponicum  ‘Branford Beauty’ (Lady Fern)
Dryopteris goldiana ‘Goldie’s Giant’ (Goldie’s fern)
Dryopteris filix-mas (Male fern)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern) (VT)
Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon fern) (VT)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
 
GRASSES
Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem Grass)
Andropogon scoparium (Schizacrium) (Little Bluestem)(NE)
Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)
Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)
Eleocharis palustris (Great Spike Rush)
Hierochloe odorata (Sweetgrass)
Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)
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