Great Native Plants for Your Region

Fine Gardening – Issue 181
Photos, clockwise from left: Ohio spiderwort (; Blackfoot daisy (Bill Johnson); and shortstem spiderwort (courtesy of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.)

Growing native plants is the gardening equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Not only are these plants beautiful and more likely to thrive in your landscape, but they also play a crucial role in sustaining the living landscape for pollinators, birds, and other animals.

For their seemingly endless benefits, it’s always worth adding another native plant to your garden. If you’re looking for some native plants that will please human, animal, and insect guests in your garden, find your region below.

For even more great native plants, check out The Best Native Perennials.