The US National Arboretum accurately describes a native plant as a beautiful creation of nature that grows without human intervention in its natural habitat. At The Growers Exchange, we are excited to introduce a new line of plants called Natives that embody this harmony. These plants have thrived in their habitats for generations, capturing the essence of the landscapes they call home. Our collection includes wildflowers, majestic trees, and other botanical wonders found across North America, celebrating the natural beauty that has existed for centuries.
Our Top Picks
Discover the best options for North American flora through our carefully curated selection of native plants. Each specimen has been chosen for its unique qualities and the beauty it will bring to your property:
The Blue Star is a stunning Native American herb that boasts delicate blue blossoms resembling shimmering stars against lush green foliage. This versatile perennial beauty thrives in various soil conditions and sun exposures. Due to its captivating colors, the Blue Star is a favorite among seasoned gardeners and those who are new to the world of native North American herbs.
Scutellaria, commonly called Skullcap, is a flowering plant genus with several species used in traditional medicine for their potential health advantages. One popular species is the American Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), which is utilized to produce herbal remedies that help alleviate anxiety, insomnia and nervous system disorders. The plant gets its name from the distinct shape of its flowers, which resemble a helmet or a "skull cap."
Bronze Fennel, a variant of the fennel plant (Foeniculum vulgare), is characterized by its striking reddish-bronze foliage, adding a touch of elegance to gardens and landscapes. This aromatic herb carries a sweet anise or licorice-like flavor, making it a popular choice for culinary applications, from salads to seafood dishes. Besides its culinary appeal, Bronze Fennel also serves as a host plant for various butterfly larvae, contributing to the biodiversity of outdoor spaces.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' is a perennial flower adored for its stunning golden-yellow, daisy-like blooms that add color to gardens and landscapes. This plant is native to North America and is prized for its resilience and ability to flourish in different soil types. With its beautiful dark centers and long-lasting flowers, Goldsturm is a popular choice among gardeners as it attracts pollinators and brings a cheerful ambiance to gardens during the summer and fall seasons.
The blooms of a Butterfly Flower plant are bursting with nectar, providing a magnificent feast for pollinators and bringing vitality and motion to your garden. By choosing this plant, you not only highlight the splendor of native flora but also aid bees and butterflies in performing their primary environmental function.
The Cardinal Flower is a beautiful perennial native to North American wetlands. Its scarlet-red tubular flowers are a sight, particularly in moist woodland areas and along stream banks. This vibrant plant not only adds a pop of intense color to natural habitats but also attracts hummingbirds and pollinators with its nectar-rich blooms. Its tall, spiky growth and love for wet environments make it a captivating choice for water or rain gardens, adding aesthetic value and ecological diversity.
Aster 'Purple Dome' (Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome') is a compact and charming perennial known for its profusion of deep purple, daisy-like flowers that bloom in late summer to fall. This cultivar forms a dense mound of foliage and is loved for its ability to attract butterflies. 'Purple Dome' asters are popular for borders, containers or mass plantings, bringing a touch of elegance and pollinator-friendly beauty to outdoor spaces.
With its delicate foliage and small, graceful flowers, Yarrow is an attractive addition to any garden that offers both aesthetic appeal and practicality. This plant is used in traditional herbal remedies and is also highly valued for its ornamental value, reflecting the diverse nature of this remarkable foliage.
This native plant is a testament to the refined beauty of Native American herbs, boasting finely textured silver foliage that exudes an air of elegance. Its distinct appearance adds a touch of sophistication and structure to your garden, creating a captivating contrast against the lush greenery.
The Swamp Milkweed is an essential plant that is crucial in supporting the monarch butterfly population. The vibrant and stunning blooms of this foliage provide a sanctuary for these iconic insects, highlighting the critical connection between native plants and wildlife.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are native American herbs challenging to care for?
Not at all! Herbs native to North America are adapted to local conditions, making them generally easier to care for than non-native species. They require less water, fertilizer and pesticides, creating a more sustainable and low-maintenance garden.
How do I know which native American herbs are suitable for my garden?
Consider your region's climate, soil type and available sunlight. Our collection of native herbs and plants is carefully curated to thrive in various conditions, and our experts are here to guide you in selecting the best options for your garden.
How can I order herbs native to North America?
Ordering native plants is simple through our website. Browse our collection, select the plants that resonate with you, and follow the easy ordering process.
Read our blog post, "Why Are Native Plants So Important For Your Garden?"