Functional Landscapes. Natural Beauty. Restoring Habitat Using Native Plants.

Good Host Plants supplies straight-species native plants with genetics of local provenance to the Mid-Atlantic, as well as select native cultivars and rare species – all best bests for attracting butterflies, moths, bees, other beneficial insects, and songbirds. Based out of our home in the Mount Airy section Philadelphia, our nursery is located in the city’s Hunting Park section.

For 2016, we’ve selected hardy species of native perennials with high wildlife value. Our plants are offered as landscape plugs, quarts, gallons, and 2-gallon sizes for home gardening, educational sites, or restoration projects. We offer pickup at our home in West Mt. Airy and other spots throughout Philadelphia (TBA), including pop-up native plant sales. Special pick-ups or delivery may be available, depending on our schedule. Nursery hours are by appointment only. Contact us to set up an appointment.

For 2017, we plan on doubling the number of native species available and will include potted shrubs. If interested in a straight-species native perennial we don’t currently carry, contact us and we’ll do our best to add it to our list for 2017 production.

We grow native plants without the use of pesticides or herbicides. We do not use neonicotinoids in any form, and do not purchase plants from other growers who utilize neonicotinoids in their production. All plants are seed-grown and we strongly discourage the practice of poaching of native wildflowers.

Our current inventory (as of October 28, 2016) includes:

Anenome canadensis

Anenome virginiania

Aquilegia canadensis

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Campanulastrum americanum

Carex pennsylvanica

Chasmanthium latifolium

Chelone glabra

Clematis addisonii *

Danthonia spicata

Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea purpurea *

Echinacea tennesseensis

Echinacea tennesseensis “Rocky Top”

Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium perfolatum

Eurybia divaricata *

Euthamia caroliniana

Fragaria virginiana

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heuchera villosa *

Iris versicolor

Liatris spicata

Lobelia siphilitica

Monarda didyma

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda media

Panicum virgatum

Penstemon digitalis *

Penstemon hirsutus

Pycnanthemum incanum var incanum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida *

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia triloba

Schizichyrium scoparium

Solidago nemoralis

Solidago odora

Spirea tomentosa

Sporobolus heterolepis

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Tridens flavus

Viola sororia

* = limited DP50 plugs available.

We’re doubling our number of species available for 2017 and will include native shrubs. Please note that we are updating our plant database and not all species have product pages and cannot be ordered online. Contact us with questions or to check price/availability.

Some of our native plant species:

Out of stock


Packera aurea



Echinacea purpea

Out of stock
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Monarda didyma

Out of stock