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Native Plants for the DMV






Last updated, November 2022

Purple coneflower with a monarch butterfly. Coreopsis hosting bees.

What native plants are good for your yard?


Plant THIS Not THAT (Choose natives to replace non-natives)

https://patterson.audubon.org/sites/default/files/static_pages/attachments/plant_this_not_that.pdf


Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for your Wildlife Garden

https://patterson.audubon.org/sites/default/files/top_10_plants_for_your_habitat_garden_downloadable.pdf


Maryland Native Plant Society

Appreciation Conservation Education

https://mdflora.org/nurseries.html

This link has a list of Regional Native Plant Vendors, Retail and Wholesale


Native Plants for Shady Slopes

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/native-plants-shady-slopes


Native Plants for Sunny Slope

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/native-plants-sunny-slopes


Native Plants for Northern Virginia


Deer resistant native plants

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/deer-resistant-native-plants


Recommended Native Plants for Maryland

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/recommended-native-plants-maryland


Shrubs and the Pollinators Who Love Them

https://arboretum.harvard.edu/stories/shrubs-and-the-pollinators-who-love-them/


Where to get them? Nurseries that sell natives

(in alphabetical order, no preference intended)


Adkins Arboretum

https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/nursery/

12610 Eveland Road

Ridgely, MD 21660

Phone:410.634.2847

Fax:410.634.2878



Bona Terra

bonaterra@bonaterradc.com

(202) 507-964848

Bay-friendly landscaping + native plants


Chesapeake Natives

http://chesapeakenatives.org

The gold standard for native plantings in MD. Only local ecotypes.

Most sales are on-line order and pick up, but occasional in-person sales.

Rosaryville State Park, Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse

9640 Rosaryville Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD


Direct Native Plants

www.directnativeplants.com Online orders only

info@directnativeplants.com or 410-696-1372

Middle River, MD 21220


Earth Sangha Nursery

https://www.earthsangha.org/ or

https://www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist

Nonprofit public charity based in DC. Our mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism.

(703) 333-3022 6100 Cloud Dr, Springfield, VA 22150



Ecoasis Garden Center

http://www.ecoasisgardencenter.com

On-site sales only. No delivery. Browse inventory online and shop in-person.

301-430-0870

19301 Central Ave., Bowie, MD


National Wildlife Federation

https://gardenforwildlife.com

Then click on Shop, Mail order only

Herring Run Nursery

https://bluewaterbaltimore.org/herring-run-nursery/

Accepts online orders starting in spring until everything is sold out or ground freezes. Pick or browse in person.

2631 Sisson St., Baltimore, MD



Izel Plants

https://www.izelplants.com

Online orders only. Flats of plugs of natives. Most plants are in bulk.

410-989-3721



Kollar Nursery

https://www.kollarnursery.com

On-site sales only: no delivery. Browse inventory online and shop in person.

(410) 836-0500.

5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132



Lauren's Garden Service

https://www.laurensgardenservice.com/native-plant-infomation-and-shopping/

Website includes list of current stock

13554 Triadelphia Rd

Ellicott City, MD 21042

410-461-2535



Mid Atlantic Natives Plant Farm, Inc

https://shop.midatlanticnatives.com/

Mail order. Bareroots plugs. There is a minimum order total of $150.00

4238 Buckley Hall Road

Cobbs Creek, VA 23056


Native Wildflower Nursery

https://www.nativewildflowers.net

Order on-line

P.O. Box 421

Altamont, TN 37301

Ph: 931-779-3512



Nature by Design

https://www.nature-by-design.com/

Open for browsing by appointment only.

Appointments NOT necessary for curbside pickup of pre-arranged orders.

Order online, pick up at: 300 Calvert Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-GROW (4769)



Prairie Moon Nursery

https://www.prairiemoon.com

On-line orders only, including winter pre-orders delivering in spring. Notable for offering native plugs and seeds.

Delivery only. Nursery not open to public for browsing.

32115 Prairie Lane

Winona, MN 55987



Prairie Nursery

https://www.prairienursery.com

On-line sales only 1-800-476-9453

Prairie Nursery, Inc., P.O. Box 306, Westfield, WI 53964



Redbud Native Plant Nursery

https://redbudnative.com

1214 N Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA 19342

A wide selection of Mid-Atlantic natives including trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials and ferns.

610-358-4300



Seven Bends Nursery, VA

https://www.sevenbends.org

Order online and pick up 9-12 on Saturdays in Winchester, VA.

Email: Plants@sevenbends.org

Phone: 540-416-2662

Address for pickup provided at checkout.


Swamp Rose Coop https://swamprosecoop.com

940 Thayer Ave, #7512

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Online native plant sales and landscaping services - Metro DC area.


Tree Talk Natives

https://www.treetalknatives.com/

Locally grown native trees and flowers

Open Thur, Fri, Sun and by appointment

11900 Hawkes Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

703-401-1949​


Wildflower Native Plant Nursery 703-589-6654

email: mariana@wildflowernativeplants.com

https://www.wildflowernativeplants.com

8301 Thoreau Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817


NURSERY.DNR.MARYLAND.GOV (just trees)

https://nursery.dnr.maryland.gov/category-s/1829.htm

On-line sale of native Conifers,,Deciduous trees and Deciduous shrubs. Buy in groups of 25

Contact at:seedlingsales.dnr@maryland.gov



Plant Identification Apps for your phone


Picture This - Take a picture of any plant and get the name, plus lots of other information,

Costs $30. annually


Seek - Get plant (or bug) in focus to light up 7 dots. When all are lit you have identified your subject. Click photo to learn more about that plant. Free. Related to iNaturalist.


iNaturalist - Several steps for ID, but used worldwide for scientific study, free


Google Lens - part of the google suite: take a picture and identify anything: plants, animals, furniture, etc.


All-Native Gardens



Delaware Botanic Garden

http://www.delawaregardens.org

30220 Piney Neck Road

Dagsboro, DE 19939

Phone: 302-321-9061



Patterson Park Audubon Center

https://patterson.audubon.org

2901 E. Baltimore St., Box 2

Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-558-BIRD (2473)



Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

https://waterfrontpartnership.org

650 South Exeter Street #200.

Baltimore, MD 21202

443-743-3308


Mt. Cuba Center

https://mtcubacenter.org

3120 BARLEY MILL RD, HOCKESSIN, DE 19707

302.239.4244


Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

https://www.winterthur.org

Winterthur, Delaware 19735

800-448-3883 302-888-4600



Adkins Arboretum

https://www.adkinsarboretum.org

12610 Eveland Road

Ridgely, MD 21660



BLANDY EXPERIMENTAL FARM

STATE ARBORETUM OF VIRGINIA

https://blandy.virginia.edu

400 Blandy Farm Lane

Boyce, VA 22620

540-837-1758

blandy@virginia.edu


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

https://www.lewisginter.org

1800 Lakeside Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23228 |

804.262.9887



Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Jenkinsarboretum.org

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon, Pa.

610-647-8870


University of MD, College Park

https://arboretum.umd.edu/maryland-natives-shade-garden

Small garden between Francis Scott Key Hall and Woods Hall on McKeldin Mall. A dozen natives have labels.



Landscaping companies that use mostly natives

I have not vetted any of these. Let me know if you have a particularly good (or bad) experience with any of them.

Lauren's Garden Service and Native Plant Nursery https://www.laurensgardenservice.com/services/


Strawberry Fields strawberrygardendesign.com.


Bona Terra bonaterra@bonaterradc.com

(202) 507-964848Bay-friendly landscaping + native plants


Love and Carrots. https://www.loveandcarrots.com/


Backyard Bounty www.backyardbounty.net


Seedhead Cooperative https://seedheadcooperative.wordpress.com/


Swamp Rose Coop https://swamprosecoop.com

940 Thayer Ave, #7512

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Online native plant sales and landscaping services - Metro DC area.


Native Roots Landscaping https://www.nativerootscaping.com/


Father Nature Restorative Landscaping https://www.father-nature.com/ Services include design, consultations, installation, and maintenance for sustainably focused projects. We restore habitats (meadows, shrublands, woodlands), install gardens, veggie gardens, rain gardens, and create spaces to enjoy the outdoors including natural play areas for children.


Native Plant Landscape Design Corp nativeplantld.com 571-499-8378

"Functional gardens that are beautiful, low maintenance and kind to the environment."


Gardenology www.gardenologyus.com (240)621-0082

Schedule a 15 minute Exploratory call at https://my.gardenologyus.com/optin



Have a good (or bad) experience with any of these companies? Suggestion for making this website better?

Contact me

Let me know about other resources, or corrections needed, and I'll take care of it soon. Ken