Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay 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. Fact sheets, which highlight the beauty, ease of care, size, color, and seasonal interest of these wonderful plant varieties, will help you find the right plant for your landscape. They are grouped in eight broad categories:

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

Other Master Gardener of Northern Virginia Resources

Additional Resources for Native Plants


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