Top Native Plants for Your Region

We've pulled together galleries of top plants for each region. Click through to find yours.


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The South

    Plants from the humid South have to be able to tolerate tough summer heat and humidity. Check out this gallery of shining stars.

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The Mountain West and High Plains

    Gardens in this region often suffer from extreme weather and tough, rocky soil. See a gallery of plants adapted to these conditions.

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The Desert Southwest

    Sometimes it seems like nothing grows in the hot, dry Southwest. This gallery is filled with colorful, easy-growing choices.

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Southern California

    Though many people think the weather is picture-perfect in Southern California, conditions can be tough (especially as you get farther from the coast). Check out these great choices for your region.

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The Midwest

    Conditions vary widely in the Midwest -- from the shady pine forests to hot, dry prairies. Look through this range of plant picks for your region.

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The Pacific Northwest

    It seems like everyone envies the ideal gardening conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Check out these best-bet plant picks for the region.

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The Northeast

    Growing in areas with frigid winters and steamy, humid summers, Northeastern plants have to take a little bit of everything. Check out these great choices.

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