Native plants are hardy because they have not had any breeding to change their appearances or aptitude. They will grow the same in your garden as they do in the wild. They give you that 'Canadian Wilderness' look. Most varieties of native plants will have the 'Canadensis' in the latin name. Here are a few native plants to get you started:

(Latin name first- Common name second)

We do not carry all the native items but ask if they can be ordered in.


Native Perennials:

  • Anemone Canadensis- Windflower
  • Aquilegia Canadensis- Columbine
  • Asarum/ Hexastylis- Wild Ginger
  • Asclepsia Tuberosa- Butterfly Weed
  • Dicentra Canadensis- Bleedingheart
  • Geranium Maculatum- Geranium
  • Mertansia- Gloriosa Daisy
  • Sanguinaria- Bloodroot
  • Smilacina- False Solomon's Seal
  • Trillium

Native Ferns:

  • Athyrium Felix Femina- Lady Fern
  • Dryopteris Sinulosa/ Carthusiana- Toothed Wooded, Fancy, Florist Fern
  • Matteuccia- Ostrich Fern
  • Onoclea- Sensitive Fern
  • Osmunda Cinnamonea- Cinnamon Fern
  • Polypodium- Common Polypody/ Wall Fern
  • Polystichum Acrostchoides- Christmas Fern
  • Woodwardia Virginica, Anchistea Virginica- Virginia Chain Fern

Native Grasses:

  • Andropogon Gerardii- Bigblue stem, Turkey Bluestem
  • AndropogonScoparius, Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestrem
  • Andropogon Scoparius "The Blues"
  • Andropogon Virginicus- Broom Sedge, Whiskey Grass
  • Bouteloua Curtipendula, Racemosa- Side Oats Gramma
  • Bouteloua Gracilis- Blue Gramma, Mosquito Grass
  • Carex Grayi- Morning Star Sedge, Mace Sedge
  • Carex Muskingumensis- palm Sedge Grass
  • Carex Pennsylanica
  • Deschampsia Caespitosa- Tufted Hair Grass, Tussock Grass
  • Elymus Canadensis- Canada Wild Rye
  • Hystrix Patula- Bottlebrush Grass
  • Panicum Virgatum- Switch Grass
  • Sorghastrum Nuntans- Indian Grass
  • Sogghastrum Nutans 'Indian Steel'
  • Sporobolus Heterolepsis- Prairie Dropseed
  • Typha Latifolia- Broadleaf Cattail, Common Cattail

Native Trees:

  • Acer Saccharinum - Silver Maple
  • Acer Saccharum - Sugar Maple
  • Alnus rugosa - Speckled Alder
  • Amelanchier candensis- Serviceberry
  • Betula alleghaniensis - Yellow Birch
  • Betula papyrifera - paper Birch
  • Carpinus caroliniana - Blue Beech/ Musclewood
  • Carya cordiformis- bitternut Hickory
  • Carya glabra- Pignut Hickory
  • Carya Ovata- Shagbark Hickory
  • Celtis occidentalis - common Hickory
  • Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud
  • Cornus Florida- White flowering Dogwood
  • Cornus racemosa- Gray Dogwood
  • Fagus grandifloria - American Beech
  • Gymnocladus dioicus- Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Juglans cinera- Butternut
  • Juglans nigra- Black Walnut
  • Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree
  • Nyssa sylvatica - Sourgum
  • Ostrya virginiana - Ironwood
  • Plantanus occidentilis - American Sycamore
  • populas deltoides- Eastern cottonwood/ Poplar tree
  • Populus tremuloides- Trembling Aspen
  • Prunus americana- American Plum
  • Prunus pensylvanica- Pin Cherry/ Fire Cherry
  • Prunus serotina- Black Cherry
  • Prunus Virginiana- Common Chokecherry
  • Quercus alba- White Oak
  • Quercus bicolor- Swamp White Oak
  • Quercus macrocarpa - Burr Oak
  • Quercus palustris - Pin Oak
  • Quercus rubra- Red Oak
  • Sassafras albidum- Sassfras
  • Tilia americana - Basswood
  • Ulmus americana - American Elm
  • Viburnum lentago - Nannyberry

Native Shrubs:

  • Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry
  • Amelanchier laevis - Allegheny Serviceberry
  • Amorpha canescens - Lead plant
  • Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea
  • Cephalanthus occidentalis- Buttonbush
  • Cercis canadensis- Eastern Redbud
  • Cornus alternifolia - Pagoda Dogwood
  • Cornus amomum - Silky Dogwood
  • Cornus racemosa - Gray Dogwood
  • Cornus sericea - Red Osier Dogwood
  • Corylus americana - American Hazelnut
  • Corylus cornuta- Beaked Hazel
  • Crataegus mollis - Downy Hawthorn
  • Diervilla lonicera- Bush Honeysuckle
  • Hamamelis virginiana- Witch Hazel
  • Ilex verticillata - Winterberry Holly
  • Lindera benzoin - Spicebush
  • Lonicera involucrata- Black Twinberry
  • Magnolia acuminata - Cucumbertree Magnolia
  • Myrica gale- Sweet Gale
  • Myra penslyvanica- Bayberry
  • Physocarpus opulifolius- Common Ninebark
  • Rhus glabra- Smooth Sumac
  • Rhus typhina - Staghorn Sumac
  • Ribes aureum - Golden Currant
  • Rosa blanda- Meadow Rose
  • Rosa carolina - Pasture Rose
  • Rosa palustris - Swamp Rose
  • Rosa setigera - Prairie Rose
  • Rubus allegheniensia - Alleghany Blackberry
  • Rubus occidentalis - Black Raspberry
  • Rubus ordoratus - Flowering Raspberry
  • Salix candida - Sage Leaved Willow
  • Salix discolor- Pussy Willow
  • Salix exigua - Sandbar Willow
  • Salix lucida - Shining Willow
  • Salix nigra- Black Willow
  • Sambucus canadensis - American Elderberry
  • Sambucus pubens - Scarlet Elderberry
  • Spirea alba- Meadowsweet
  • Spirea latifolia - Steeplebush
  • Symphoricarpus albus - Snowberry
  • Viburnum acerifolium - Mapleleaf Viburnum
  • Viburnum cassinoides - Witherod
  • Viburnum dentatum - Arrowwood
  • Viburnum lantana - Wayfaring Tree
  • Viburnum lentago - Nannyberry
  • Viburnum trilobum - Highbush Cranberry

For more information please look up Native Plant Landscaping under links on our support page.

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