Native plant types
By incorporating a variety of native plants, we can customize a selection of plants to best suit your sunlight, soil and wildlife needs. Listed below are some popular native plant suggestions.
Native plant types by wildlife needs
Native plants for birds
Blue False Indigo, Canada Wild Rye, Compass Plant, Cup Plant, Little Bluestem, Maxillian Sunflower, New England Aster, Pale Purple Coneflower, Blazing Stars, Prairie Dropseed, Purple Coneflower, Showy Goldenrod, Side Oats Gramma, Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Western Sunflower
Native plants for butterflies
Bergamot, Black Eyed Susan, Blazing Stars, Butterfly weed, Ironweed, Joe Pye Weed, New England Aster, Pale Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Red Milkweed, Showy Goldenrod
Native plants for hummingbirds
Bee Balm, Blazing Stars, Butterfly Weed, Cardinal Flower, Columbine, Great Blue Lobelia, Lavender Hyssop, Lupine, MonkeyFlower, Northern Blue Flag Iris, Penstemon, Purple Coneflowers, Turtlehead, Wild Bergamont, Wild Petunia
Deer-resistant native plants
Big Bluestem, Bleeding Heart, Blue False Indigo, Butterfly Milkweed, Columbine, Culver’s Root, Fern species, Goldenrod species, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Jacob’s Ladder, Lobelias, Northern Blue Flag Iris, Sneezeweed, Switch Grass, Tall Bellflower, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger
Native plant types by sunlight needs
These sites receive sunlight for less than half the day.
Awl Sedge, Bleeding Heart, Foamflower, Fox Sedge, Golden Alexander, Jacob’s Ladder, Sea Oats, Solomon’s Seal, Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Tall Bellflower, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Geranium
Shady or woodlands
These sites are partly to fully shaded.
Bottlebrush Grass, Black Cohosh, Bleeding Heart, Columbine, Fern Species, Foamflower, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Jacob’s Ladder, Solomon’s Seal, Virginia Bluebells, Virginia Wild Rye, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger
Native plant types by soil needs
Native plants for sandy soils on upland sites
These sites are sandy or rocky soils that are characterized by being dry most of the time.
Big Bluestem, Black Eyed Susan, Blue False Indigo, Blue Vervain, Butterfly Milkweed, Indian Grass, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Little Bluestem, Lupine, Ohio Spiderwort, Purple Coneflower, Showy Goldenrod, Western Sunflower, Wild Bergamot, Wild Petunia
Native plants for groundcover
Bleeding Hearts, Blood Root, Columbine, Foamflower, HayScented Fern, Heart-leaf Golden Alexander, Jacob’s Ladder, Lady Fern, Trilliums, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger
Native plants for wet sites
Awl Sedge, Bluejoint Grass, Blue Vervain, Bottle Gentian, Bristly Sedge, Cardinal Flower, Cinnamon Fern, Culver’s Root, Fowl Manna grass, Fox Sedge, Great Blue Lobelia, Joe Pye Weed, Lady Fern, Marsh Marigold, Monkey flower, New England Aster, New York Ironweed, Northern Blue Flag Iris, Rattlesnake Grass, Red Milkweed, Royal Fern, Switchgrass, Turtlehead, Tussock Sedge, Virginia Wild Rye, Wool Grass