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!



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.



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.



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!

Spring 2023 Native Plant Selection at Farmington Gardens

Spring 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.


  • Achillea millefolium, common yarrow
  • Aruncus dioicus, goat’s beard
  • Aster modestus, giant mountain aster
  • Aster subspicatus, Douglas aster
  • Blechnum spicant, deer fern
  • Castilleja miniata, giant red Indian paintbrush
  • Dicentra formosa, pacific bleeding heart
  • Dryopteris expansa, spreading wood fern
  • Fragaria chiloensis, beach strawberry
  • Grindelia integrifolia, Puget Sound gumweed
  • Helenium autumnale, Common sneezeweed
  • Iris ‘Pacific Coast Hybrids’, pacific coast hybrid irises
  • Iris setosa, bristle-pointed iris
  • Juncus tenuis, slender rush
  • Linum lewisii, prairie flax
  • Lupinus polyphyllus, large-leaved lupine
  • Lupinus rivularis, riverbank lupine
  • Mimulus cardinalis, scarlet monkey flower
  • Mimulus guttatus, yellow monkey flower
  • Penstemon eatonii, firecracker penstemon
  • Penstemon strictus, rocky mountain beardtongue
  • Polystichum munitum, western swordfern
  • Scirpus microcarpus, panicled bulrush, smallfruit bulrush, or barberpole bulrush
  • Sisyrinchium californicum, golden blue-eyed grass
  • Sisyrinchium idahoensis, Idaho blue-eyed grass
  • Tellima grandiflora, fringecup
  • Trillium ovatum, coast trillium


  • Amelanchier alnifolia, pacific serviceberry
  • Calycanthus occidentalis, western spice bush
  • Cornus sericea, red twig dogwood
  • Cornus sericea ‘Kelseyi’, Kelsey dogwood
  • Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis, western red twig dogwood
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum, California buckwheat
  • Holodiscus discolor, oceanspray
  • Holodiscus microphyllus, small-leaved oceanspray
  • Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon grape
  • Lonicera involucrata, twinberry
  • Physocarpus capitatus, pacific ninebark
  • Physocarpus capitatus ‘Rubio’, pacific ninebark
  • Prunus emarginata, Oregon cherry or bitter cherry
  • Prunus virginiana, chokecherry
  • Ribes aureum, golden currant
  • Rosa gymnocarpa, dwarf rose, baldhip rose, or wood rose
  • 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 spectabilis, salmonberry
  • Sambucus racemosa, red elderberry
  • Spiraea douglasii, Douglas spirea or western spirea
  • Symphoricarpos albus, common snowberry
  • Viburnum trilobum, highbush cranberry, cranberrybush viburnum, or American cranberrybush


  • Abies grandis, grand fir
  • Acer macrophyllum, bigleaf maple or Oregon maple
  • Larix occidentalis, western larch
  • Malus fusca, western crabapple
  • Pinus jeffreyi, Jeffrey Pine
  • Pinus contorta, shore pine
  • Populus tremuloides, quaking aspen
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas fir
  • Quercus garryana, Oregon white oak
  • Rhamnus purshiana, cascara
  • Sequoiadendron giganteum, giant sequoia
  • Picea sitchensis, Sitka spruce
  • Tsuga heteophylla, western hemlock