Native Plant Resources


Plant Finders to Get You Dreaming

Plants do best when matched with their conditions, so look first for plants suitable for your region. You can check whether a plant is native to your county by using the Digital Atlas of Virginia or the USDA Plants Database, listed at the bottom.

Plant SWVA Natives: The best site for a list of plant native to Southwest Virginia and their growing conditions. You can download the Guide to Gardening with Southwest Virginia Native Plants, as well as a spreadsheet of native plants:

Virginia Native Plant Finder: Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration and Landscaping: Searchable site by plant characteristic

Virginia Native Plant Guides: A list of native plant guides for other regions around the commonwealth

Native Plant Finder

Plant the ‘Super 9’ for Pollinators

Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists

Where to Buy Native Plants in the Roanoke Region

Survey of Native Plants Sold by Local Roanoke Valley Nurseries

This survey provides a snapshot of what nurseries have been carrying. Be sure to ask them to order specific plants for you!

These nurseries all specialize in native plants

The Natural Garden, Harrisonburg, VA

Wild Plant Nursery at Earth Sangha, Springfield, VA

Hummingbird Hill Native Plant Nursery , Charlottesville, VA

Monticello Garden Shop, Charlottesville, VA

Wood Thrush Natives, Floyd, VA

Hill House Natives, Castleton, VA

Other Sources for Native Plants

Your local Master Gardener Association or Native Plant Society may hold plant sales in the spring and fall. Check out the Virginia Native Plant Society Plant Sale List.

Numerous native plant nurseries sell through the internet. Check the reviews to order only from quality growers. If possible, buy from the seller closest to you: those plants will be better adapted to your climate. Here are a few options to get you started.

Virginia Native Plant Society Nursery List

Virginia Native Plant Society Plant Sale List

Native plant gardens for purchase with design and care information

Wild Ridge Plants

Native Plant Ecological Resources

Interested in learning more about the ecology of your region? Dive into these resources.

USDA Plants Database

Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

Ecoregions of North America

The Natural Communities of Virginia: Classification of Ecological Groups and Community Types

Overview Of The Physiography And Vegetation Of Virginia

Native Plant Trust

He who plants a garden plants happiness.

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