In the Pacific Northwest, we are fortunate to be home to a lush green environment with a wide variety of plant species, rich in color, texture and local history.
Pacific Northwest native plants are not just beautiful, they are functional too. Planting natives is the best place to start when the goal is restoring ecosystems, attracting wildlife and supporting pollinators.
Northwest plants, animals and insects have lived together for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that our native critters prefer the familiar. Adding trees to support insects and caterpillars will bring birds. Using native perennials will bring butterflies and almost all native plants have a role in supporting pollinators.
We have compiled a LIST OF NORTHWEST NATIVE PLANTS that you can download: Northwest Native Plant List. This is a list of the plants you are likely to find at the nursery at some time during the year.
Note: it's a good idea to call for availability, for it can vary from year to year and even within a single season.
Having a garden that is a welcoming place for butterflies can be a real joy. There are a lot of butterflies that are native to our region, and one way to be able to best attract them is by planting natives.
Hummingbird gardens come in every shape and size, from large landscapes to containers on a patio. These tiny birds are joyful to watch and natives can bring them into your garden!
Using our Hummingbird Feature, you can provide blooms for these delightful birds throughout the season.
The wild fruit of the Pacific Northwest offers a variety of fresh and delicious flavors. Use alone or combine with other fruit for a unique twist in your favorite jam, sauce or baking recipe.
Create an ‘edible forest’ and have a bounty that you can both enjoy and share with the birds that visit your garden! Continue reading...
Our feature on Natives for Winter Interest will help with including plants that add beauty and interest in the winter garden.
In winter, the garden view can be sparse and bare. Add color or texture to the winter garden by planting NW natives. Continue reading...
Oregon State University: Gardening with Oregon Native Plants West of the Cascades by Linda R. McMahan
This publication provides an introduction and guide for those who are interested in Pacific Northwest native plants and would like to incorporate natives into their home gardens. Included are:
We offer a great selection of Northwest Natives from spring through fall. The plants featured are highlighted favorites, but they do not represent ALL of the plants we carry. For a more complete list, see our Northwest Native Plant List.