Native Plant Species Availability

Perennials | Grasses | Vines | Ferns | Shrubs and Trees

(Updated 2/8/18) The following species are available or in production at our nursery, in one or more of the following sizes – quart, gallon, or 2-gallon pots.  Additionally, some shrubs and trees are available in 3-7 gallon pots. If we don’t carry a native species you’re looking for, contact us and we can most likely grow it for you. We’re always looking to grow new species, and suggestions are welcome.

In addition to beauty, durability, and being suitable for planting in gardens, businesses, or urban green spaces, our plants are selected with an emphasis on wildlife value.

The following symbols indicate native plants that are recognized and recommended by individual experts and organizations as being attractive to pollinators, such as native bees, honey bees, lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), and hummingbirds, and/or serve as a larval food source (host plant) for a number of lepidoptera and other beneficial insects.

Key

1 – Xerces Society pollinator-friendly plants of the Mid-Atlantic region
2 – Best bets to attract butterflies and moths in the US mid-Atlantic region, Doug Tallamy
3 – Identified as native to Philadelphia in Fairmount Park System Natural Lands Restoration Master Plan (PDF)
4 – Approved species for Philadelphia Water Department Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) systems (PDF)

* – after common name indicates new species for 2018

Perennials

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
AGFOAgastache foeniculumblue giant hyssop
ALCE2Allium cernuumnodding onion*3
ANCA8Anemone canadensisCanada anemone4
ANVI3Anemone virginianatall thimbleweed3
AQCAAquilegia canadensisEastern red columbine3
ASCAAsarum canadenseCanadian wild ginger*3
ASINAsclepias incarnataswamp milkweed2,3,4
ASSYAsclepias syriacacommon milkweed2,3,4
ASTUAsclepias tuberosabutterfly milkweed1,2,3,4
CAAM18Campanulastrum americanumtall bellflower
CHGL2Chelone glabrawhite turtlehead3
COCO13Conoclinium coelestinumblue mistflower4
COVE5Coreopsis verticillatathreadleaf coreopsis4
DICUDicentra cucculariaDutchman's breeches3
ECPA2Echinacea paradoxayellow coneflower
ECPUEchinacea purpureapurple coneflower1,4
ECTEEchinacea tennesseensisTennessee coneflower
ERAL5Eriogonum alleniishale barren buckwheat*
EUDI16Eupatorium perfolatumcommon boneset2,3
EUDU6Eupatorium rotundifolium var. ovatumroundleaf thoroughwort2,3
EUFI14Eurybia divaricatawhite wood aster2
EUGRGEuthamia graminifolia var. graminifoliaflat-top goldentop3
EUPEPEutrochium dubiumcoastal plain Joe Pye2
EUPUPEutrochium fistulosumhollow Joe Pye1,2,3
EUROOEutrochium purpureum var. purpureumsweetscented joe pye weed2,3,4
FRVIFragaria virginianaVirginia strawberry3
GEANGentiana andrewsiibottle gentain*1
GEMAGeranium maculatumspotted geranium2,3,4
HEAM6Helenium autumnalecommon sneezeweed*1,3
HEAUHelianthus tuberosusJerusalem artichoke*2
HEHEHeliopsis helianthoidessmooth oxeye2,3
HETUHeuchera americanaAmerican alumroot*3
HEVI2Heuchera villosahairy alumroot
IRCRIris cristatadwarf crested iris*2
IRFUIris fulva (RARE)copper iris2
IRVE2Iris versicolorblue flag2,4
LISPLiatris spicatadense blazing star2,3,4
LOCA2Lobelia cardinaliscardinal flower2,4
LOSILobelia siphiliticablue lobelia1,2,3,4
MARARMaianthemum racemosumFalse Solomon's seal3
MIDI3Mitella diphyllabishop's cap3
MOCLMonarda clinopodiawhite bergamot2,3
MODIMonarda didymascarlet beebalm2,3,4
MOFIMonarda fistulosawild bergamot1,2,3,4
MOMEMonarda mediapurple bergamot2,3
MOPUMonarda punctuataspotted beebalm*2
OEAROenothera argillicolashale barren evening primrose*
OEFROenothera fruticosanarrowleaf evening primrose*2,4
PAAUPachysandra procumbensAllegheny spurge
PAPR7Packera aureagolden ragwort3,4
PEDIPenstemon digitalisfoxglove beardtongue1,2,3,4
PEHIPenstemon hirsutushairy beardtongue2,3
PHCA19Phaseolus polystachios (RARE)thicket bean3
PHDIPhlox carolinianaCarolina phlox3
PHPOPPhlox divaricatawild blue phlox3
PHST3Phlox stoloniferacreeping phlox2
PHVI8Physostegia virginianaobedient plant*4
PORE2Polemonium reptansJacob's ladder*3
PYINPycnanthemum incanumhoary mountain mint1
PYMUPycnanthemum muticumshort-toothed mountain mint1
PYTEPycnanthemum tenuifoliumslender mountain mint1,2
PYVIPycnanthemum virginianummountain mint1,2,4
RUFUFRudbeckia fulgida var. fulgidaorange coneflower2,4
RUHI2Rudbeckia hirtablack-eyed Susan*2,3,4
RULARudbeckia laciniatacutleaf coneflower2,3,4
RUTR2Rudbeckia trilobabrown-eyed Susan3,4
SOCA4Solidago caesiablue-stemmed goldenrod*2,3
SOERSolidago erectaslender goldenrod2
SONESolidago nemoralisgray goldenrod2,3
SOODSolidago odoraanise-scented goldenrod2,3
SOPUSolidago puberuladowny goldenrod2,3
SORURSolidago rugosa ssp. rugosawrinkleleaf goldenrod1,2,3,4
SOSESolidago sempervirensseaside goldenrod*1,2,4
SOSP4Solidago speciosashowy goldenrod2
STDI3Stylophorum diphyllumcelandine poppy*
SYNO2Symphyotrichum novae-angliaeNew England aster1,2,3,4
SYNONSymphyotrichum novi-belgiiNew York aster*2,3
SYOBSymphyotrichum oblongifoliusaromatic aster2
TICOTiarella cordifoliaFoamflower
VEALVerbesina alternifoliayellow wingstem*
VENOVernonia noveboracensisNew York ironweed2,3
VISOViola sororiacommon blue violet2,3
VIST3Viola striatastriped cream violet2,3

Grasses, Sedges, & Rushes

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
ANTE2Andropogon ternariussplitbeard bluestem
CAPE6Carex pensylvanicaoak sedge2,3,4
CHLA5Chasmanthium latifoliumnorthern sea oats4
DASP2Danthonia spicatapoverty oatgrass3
DEFLFDeschampsia flexuosa var. flexuosawavy hairgrass3
ELHYHElymus hystrixeastern bottlebrush grass3
ERSPEragrostis spectabilispurple lovegrass3,4
MUCA2Muhlenbergia capillarispink muhlygrass4
PAVI2Panicum virgatumswitchgrass3,4
SAAL21Saccharum alopecuroidessilver plumegrass*
SCSCSchizachyrium scopariumlittle bluestem2,3,4
SONU2Sorghastrum nutansindian grass3,4
SPHESporobolus heterolepisprairie dropseed4
TRFL2Tridens flavuspurpletop3,4
ANVI2Andropogon virginicusbroomsedge*3,4
DECEDeschampsia cespitosatufted hairgrass*

Vines

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
CLVIClematis virginianavirgin's bower

Ferns

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
POAC4Polystichum acrostichoidesChristmas fern3
PHHE11Phegopteris hexagonopterabroad beech fern

Shrubs, Small Trees, and Canopy Trees

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
BAHABaccharis halimifoliaGroundseltree / sea-myrtle4
CAAM2Callicarpa americanaAmerican beautyberry
CADE12Castanea dentataAmerican chestnut2,3
COPE80Comptonia peregrinasweet fern3
FRALFranklinia alatamahaFranklin tree
HYPRHypericum prolificumshrubby St. John's wort4
QUILQuercus ilicifoliabear oak2,3
SPCO12Spiraea corymbosashinyleaf meadowsweet (RARE)
SPTOSpiraea tomentosasteeplebush
ZAAMZanthoxylum americanumcommon prickly-ash3