Why Grow Native Plant Species?

There are more reasons than you may think.

Maintaining or planting native plants in the landscape is advantageous for a variety of reasons. For instance:

  • Native species tend to be better adapted to the site, and therefore require less water, fertilizer and special care.
  • They are generally long-lived or self-perpetuating, so you won’t find yourself replanting year-after-year.
  • Because they require less care, you’ll end up spending less overall on the maintenance of your property.
  • And because less overall care is required, you’ll be able to spend more of your time doing things other than yard work.
  • Because reduced amounts of fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides are likely to be required, there will be a reduced risk of negative impacts to people, pets, wildlife, and the environment.
  • Native species planted together based on the plant communities in which they naturally grow, become examples of naturally resilient local habitats.
  • Native species also attract local birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects, increasing native biological diversity and value of your property.
01_Bi-colored_Cluster-Lilly

Cluster Lilly

03_Calypso_Orchid

08_Mock_Orange

Mock Orange

07_Hounds_Tongue

Hounds Tongue

06_Heartleaf_Buckwheat

Heartleaf Buckwheat

05_Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck

04_Chocolate_Lilly

Chocolate Lilly

09_Nootka_Rose

Nootka Rose

11_Service_Berry

Service Berry

13_Bitter_Cherry

Bitter Cherry

15_Cascade_Oregon_Grape

Cascade Oregon Grape

10_Rock_Penstamon

Deer Brush

Deer Brush
17_Fernleaf_Desert_Parsley

Fernleaf Desert Parsley