Trillium

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.

attracting butterflies

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.

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attracting hummingbirds

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.

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Native Fruits

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...

Winter Interest with Natives

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...

Natives

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:

  • Basic information about selection, establishment, and care
  • A list of recommended Pacific Northwest native plants; the plant list focuses on plants that are relatively easy to acquire, establish, and grow. Exceptions or special requirements are noted.
  • A list of other resources

Access the book.

Find Natives for your garden

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.

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Abies: Native Fir

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Acer Circinatum: Vine Maple

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Actaea: Bugbane

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Aquilegia: Columbine

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Arbutus: Pacific Madrone

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Asarum: Wild Ginger

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Asclepias: Milkweed

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Attracting Butterflies

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Camassia: Camas

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Ceanothus: Wild Lilac

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Cornus sericea

Red Twig Dogwood
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Corylus cornuta

Beaked Hazelnut
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Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

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Edible Fruits

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Erigeron: Fleabane

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Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

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Native Ferns

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Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

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Gaultheria shallon: Salal

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Holodiscus: Oceanspray

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Attracting Hummingbirds

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Native Iris

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Lewisia: Bitterroot

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Mahonia: Oregon Grape

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Malus fusca

Western Crabapple
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Osmaronia: Indian Plum

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Penstemon: Beard Tongue

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Philadelphus: Mock Orange

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Physocarpus

Western Ninebark
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Pinus: Native Pine

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Quercus: Garry Oak

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Rhamnus: Cascara

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Ribes: Wild Currant

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Rosa: Wild Rose

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Rubus: Salmonberry

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Sambucus: Elderberry

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Sedum: Stonecrop

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Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

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Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
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Solidago: Goldenrod

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Symphoricarpos: Snowberry

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Synthyris: Native Figwort

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Trillium: Wake Robin

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Vaccinium: Huckleberry

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Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

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Viburnum trilobum

Cranberrybush
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Viola: Violet

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Winter Interest