Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)
Photo © Christa Watters

Our Master Gardeners have put their heads together to identify and describe a broad variety of native plants that thrive in our local conditions and benefit our local wildlife. We’ve created more than 100 fact sheets to highlight the beauty, ease of care, size, color, and seasonal interest of these wonderful plant varieties, grouped in seven broad categories:


Grasses & Sedges

Ground Covers





The full library is also available in our Digital Manual of Sustainable Gardening.

Other Master Gardener of Northern Virginia Resources:

Best Bets: Plants for Particular Uses

Horticulture Sites and Apps

Making Your Yard Sustainable

Problem Plants and Better Alternatives

Quick Guide for Gardeners in Northern Virginia