Native Plants

Why Native Plants Matter: Restoring native plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating a native plant garden, each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals. (Audobon.org)

 

Best Native Plants, Recommended Reading, & Resources for Northest Florida

 

Alter Natives

 

Guide to Transplanting & Propagating

 

 

Native Plant Data Sheets & Maintenance: 

 

Jake Ingram, Landscape Architect, Ixia member, and "father" of Native Park, prepared 1-page information sheets on some of our outstanding Northeast Florida native plants. These plant guides include many of the plants available for sale in the April Ixia Chapter Native Plant Sale...& are an excellent reference year-round. Jake's native plant maintenance suggestions are included at the bottom of the list.

ADAM’S NEEDLE, BEARGRASS  Yucca filamentosa

AMERICAN BEAUTYBERRY  Callicarpa americana

AMERICAN ELDERBERRY  Sambucus canadensis
AMERICAN WISTERIA   Wisteria frutescens
BLUE MISTFLOWER   Conoclinum coelestinum
BLUE-EYED GRASS   Sisyrinchium angustifolium
CINNAMON FERN    Osmunda cinnamomum
COMMON BLUE VIOLET   Viola sororia
COONTIE     Zamia pumila
CROSS VINE     Bignonia capreolata
DUNE SUNFLOWER   Helianthus debilis
EARLY BLUE VIOLET   Viola palmata
ELLIOTT’S LOVEGRASS   Eragrostis elliottii
FIREBUSH     Hamelia patens
GIANT CANE    Arundinaria gigantea
GIANT IRONWEED    Vernonia gigantea
GIANT SWORDFERN (MACHO)  Nephrolepis biserrata
HAMMOCK SNAKEROOT   Ageratina jucunda
LONGLEAF PINE    Pinus palustris
MYRTLE OAK    Quercus myrtifolia
OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA   Hydrangea quercifolia
PARTRIDGEBERRY    Mitchella repens
PINK BEARDTONGUE   Penstemon australis
RED BUCKEYE    Aesculus pavia
RED MAPLE     Acer rubrum
REDBUD TREE    Cercis canadensis
SCARLET HONEYSUCKLE  Lonicera sempervirens
SCARLET SAGE    Salvia coccinea
SNOW SQUARESTEM   Melanthera nivea
SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA   Magnolia grandiflora
SOUTHERN SHIELD FERN   Thelypteris kunthii
SPOTTED BEEBALM (HORSEMINT) Monarda punctata
SPURRED BUTTERFLYPEA  Centrosema virginianum
SWEET PEPPERBUSH   Clethra alnifolia
TURKEY-TANGLE FROGFRUIT  Phyla nodiflora
VENUS MAIDENHAIR FERN  Adiantum capillus-veneris
WILD PETUNIA    Ruellia caroliniensis
YELLOWTOPS    Flaveria linearis

 

Native Plant Maintenance

 

 

Published on  25.01.2017