Native Plant Species Availability

Perennials | Grasses | Vines | Ferns | Shrubs and Trees

(Updated 10/11/17) 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)

Perennials

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
AGFOAgastache foeniculumblue giant hyssop
ANCA8Anemone canadensisCanada anemone4
ANVI3Anemone virginianatall thimbleweed3
ANVI3Anemone virginiana (EX. RARE FORM)tall thimbleweed3
ASEXAsclepias exaltatapoke milkweed2
ASINAsclepias incarnataswamp milkweed2,3,4
ASPU2Asclepias purpurascenspurple milkweed2,3
ASSYAsclepias syriacacommon milkweed2,3,4
ASTUAsclepias tuberosabutterfly milkweed1,2,3,4
CLVIClematis virginianavirgin's bower
COCO13Conoclinium coelestinumblue mistflower4
COVE5Coreopsis verticillatathreadleaf coreopsis4
DICUDicentra cucculariaDutchman's breeches3
ECPA2Echinacea paradoxayellow coneflower
ECPUEchinacea purpureapurple coneflower1,4
ECTEEchinacea tennesseensisTennessee coneflower
EUFI14Eupatorium fistulosumhollow Joe Pye1,2,3
EUPEPEupatorium perfolatumcommon boneset2,3
EUPUPEupatorium purpureum var. purpureumsweetscented joe pye weed2,3,4
EUROOEupatorium rotundifolium var. ovatumroundleaf thoroughwort2,3
EUDI16Eurybia divaricatawhite wood aster2
EUGRGEuthamia graminifolia var. graminifoliaflat-top goldentop3
EUDU6Eutrochium dubiumcoastal plain Joe Pye2
FRVIFragaria virginianaVirginia strawberry3
GETRGeum triflorumprairie smoke
HEHEHeliopsis helianthoidessmooth oxeye2,3
HEVI2Heuchera villosahairy alumroot
HYPRHypericum prolificumshrubby St. John's wort
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 cap
MOCLMonarda clinopodiawhite bergamot2,3
MODIMonarda didymascarlet beebalm2,3,4
MOFIMonarda fistulosawild bergamot1,2,3,4
MOMEMonarda mediapurple bergamot2,3
PAAUPackera aureagolden ragwort3,4
PEDIPenstemon digitalisfoxglove beardtongue1,2,3,4
PEHIPenstemon hirsutushairy beardtongue2,3
PHPOPPhaseolus polystachios (RARE)thicket bean3
PHCA19Phlox carolinianaCarolina phlox3
PHDIPhlox divaricatawild blue phlox3
PHST3Phlox stoloniferacreeping phlox2
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
RULARudbeckia laciniatacutleaf coneflower2,3,4
RUTR2Rudbeckia trilobabrown-eyed Susan3,4
SOERSolidago erectaslender goldenrod2
SONESolidago nemoralisgray goldenrod2,3
SOODSolidago odoraanise-scented goldenrod2,3
SOPUSolidago puberuladowny goldenrod2,3
SORURSolidago rugosa ssp. rugosawrinkleleaf goldenrod1,2,3,4
SOSP4Solidago speciosashowy goldenrod2
SYNO2Symphyotrichum novae-angliaeNew England aster1,2,3,4
SYOBSymphyotrichum oblongifoliumaromatic aster2
TICOTiarella cordifoliaFoamflower
VENOVernonia noveboracensisNew York ironweed2,3
VISOViola sororiacommon blue violet2,3
VIST3Viola striatastriped cream violet2,3

Grasses, Sedges, & Rushes

SymbolScientific NameCommon NameKey
ANTE2Andropogon ternariussplitbeard bluestem
CAFL3Carex flaccospermablue wood sedge2,4
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

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
QUILQuercus ilicifoliabear oak2,3
SPCO12Spiraea corymbosashinyleaf meadowsweet (RARE)
SPTOSpiraea tomentosasteeplebush
ZAAMZanthoxylum americanumcommon prickly-ash3