Planting native species has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscapes and communities more sustainable. Read below to discover reasons why growing natives is the way to go!

 

CREATE HABITAT FOR LOCAL WILDLIFE

Native plants create habitat and provide resources for local wildlife. If you want to attract native pollinators and other beneficial insects and birds, plant natives to draw them to your garden.

 

NATIVES ARE LESS WORK

Native plants have evolved to thrive in our region. They have adapted to our climate and therefore require less maintenance and water. Once established, they will flourish with little care or need for additional water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

 

RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE

There is a diverse array of native plants available. No matter your soil and light conditions, you can find a native plant well suited for the spot.

 

New to Natives? It’s likely you already have some in your yard! It is important to note that you do not need to completely revert to an untamed jungle to enjoy the benefits of native plants. There are numerous species native to the Pacific Northwest that will add beauty and biodiversity to your space!

1.) Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon grape 2.) Iris tenax, Oregon Iris 3.) Ribes sanguineum, red flowering currant 4.) Camassia quamash, common camas, 5.) Polystichum munitum, western swordfern

Fall is the perfect time to plant natives, and Farmington Gardens has a great selection of species native to the Pacific Northwest. We stock the majority of our native varieties at our Farmington Road location.

 

Native Plant Selection at Farmington Gardens for the 2022 Season:

PERENNIALS & GRASSES

  • Achillea millefolium, common yarrow

  • Agastache utricifolia, nettleleaf giant hyssop

  • Aquilegia Formosa, western columbine

  • Allium Cernuum, nodding onion or lady’s leek

  • Aruncus dioicus, goat’s beard

  • Asarum hartwegii, hartweg’s wild ginger

  • Asclepias fascicularis, narrowleaf milkweed

  • Asclepias speciosa, showy milkweed

  • Aster chilensis, pacific aster

  • Camassia quamash, common camas
  • Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii, large camas

  • Carex stipata, prickly sedge or owlfruit sedge

  • Carex unilateralis, lateral sedge

  • Castilleja miniata, giant red Indian paintbrush

  • Delphinium trolliifolium, giant larkspur

  • Deschampsia caespitosa, tufted hair grass

  • Dicentra formosa, pacific bleeding heart

  • Dodecatheon hendersonii, Henderson’s shooting star

  • Elymus glaucus, blue wildrye

  • Erigeron glaucus, beach aster or seaside daisy

  • Erigeron speciosus, showy fleabane

  • Erythronium oregonum, Oregon fawnlily

  • Festuca idahoensis, idaho fescue or blue bunchgrass

  • Festuca idahoensis ssp. roemeri, Roemer’s fescue

  • Fritillaria affins, checker lily

  • Geranium oreganum, Oregon geraniums

  • Iris bracteata, Siskiyou iris

  • Iris chrysophylla, yellowleaf iris

  • Iris douglasiana, Douglas iris

  • Iris macrosiphon, bowltube iris

  • Iris ‘Pacific Coast Hybrids’, pacific coast hybrid irises

  • Iris tenax, tough-leaved iris

  • Juncus acuminatus, tapertip rush

  • Juncus effusus, common rush or soft rush

  • Juncus patens, spreading rush

  • Lilium parvum, Sierra tiger lily

  • Lupinus polyphyllus, large-leaved lupine

  • Lupinus rivularis, riverbank lupine

  • Mimulus cardinalis, scarlet monkey flower

  • Mimulus guttatus, yellow monkey flower

  • Mimulus lewisii, purple monkey flower

  • Penstemon eatonii, firecracker penstemon

  • Penstemon elegantulus, rockvine penstemon

  • Penstemon rydbergii, meadow penstemon

  • Penstemon speciosus, royal penstemon

  • Penstemon strictus, rocky mountain beardtongue

  • Polystichum munitum, western swordfern

  • Saxifraga oregana, Oregon saxifrage

  • Sedum oreganum, Oregon stonecrop

  • Sidalcea campestris, meadow checker-mallow

  • Sidalcea cusickii, Cusick’s checkerbloom

  • Sidalcea malvaflora spp. virgata, rose checker mallow

  • Sisyrinchium californicum, golden blue-eyed grass

  • Sisyrinchium idahoensis, Idaho blue-eyed grass

  • Solidago canadensis, Canadian goldenrod

  • Symphyotrichum hallii, hall’s aster
  • Symphyotrichum subspicatus, Douglas’s aster
  • Thermopsis gracilis, Slender goldenbanner
  • Tolmiea menziesii, youth on age, pick-a-back-plant, piggyback plant, or thousand mothers

  • Trillium albidum, giant white wakerobin or white toadshade

  • Viola adunca, hookedspur violet, early blue violet, sand violet, or western dog violet

SHRUBS

  • Amelanchier alnifolia, pacific serviceberry
  • Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, blueblossom ceanothus
  • Ceanothus gloriosus, Point Reyes ceanothus
  • Ceanothus velutinus, snowbush
  • Cercocarpus ledifolius, curl-leaf mountain mahogany
  • Cornus canadensis, Canadian bunchberry or dwarf dogwood
  • Cornus sericea, red twig dogwood
  • Garrya elliptica, wavyleaf silktassel
  • Lonicera involucrata, twinberry
  • Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon grape or holly-leaved barberry
  • Malus fusca, Oregon crabapple or pacific crabapple
  • Oemleria cerasiformis, osoberry or Indian plum
  • Physocarpus capitatus, pacific ninebark
  • Philadelphus lewisii, wild mock orange
  • Potentilla gracilis, graceful cinquefoil
  • Potentilla fruticosa, shrubby cinquefoil
  • Prunus emarginata, Oregon cherry or bitter cherry
  • Prunus virginiana, chokecherry
  • Rhododendron occidentale, western azalea
  • Ribes aureum, golden currant
  • Ribes nevadense, pink Sierra currant
  • Ribes sanguineum, red flowering currant
  • Rosa nutkana, Nootka rose
  • Rosa pisocarpa, clustered wild rose
  • Rosa woodsia, Wood’s rose, interior rose, common wild rose, mountain rose or prairie rose
  • Rubus parviflorus, thimbleberry
  • Rubus spectabilis, salmonberry
  • Salix exigua, sandbar willow or narrowleaf willow
  • Salix hookeriana, dune willow or coastal willow
  • Salix scouleriana, Scouler’s willow
  • Sambucus cearulea, blue elderberry
  • Sambucus racemosa, red elderberry
  • Spiraea densiflora, mountain shrub
  • Spiraea douglasii, Douglas spirea or western spirea
  • Symphoricarpos albus, common snowberry
  • Vitis californica, California wild grape
  • Vaccinium ovatum, evergreen huckleberry

TREES

  • Acer circinatum, Oregon vine maple

  • Acer macrophyllum, bigleaf maple or Oregon maple

  • Alnus rubra, red alder

  • Arbutus menziesii, pacific madrone

  • Larix occidentalis, western larch

  • Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine

  • Pinus contorta, shore pine

  • Pinus monticola, western white pine

  • Populus tremuloides, quaking aspen

  • Populus trichocarpa, black cottonwood

  • Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas fir

  • Quercus garryana, Oregon white oak

  • Rhamnus purshiana, cascara

  • Thuja plicata, western redcedar

  • Tsuga heteophyllai, western hemlock

  • Tsuga mertensiana, mountain hemlock