Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapes and Gardens

Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapes and Gardens

Native plants grow naturally in the region where they evolved. Plants evolve based on characteristics of a region including soils, moisture, sunlight, temperatures, and the other plant and animal species in the region. Natives have the mix of characteristics to help them thrive in the area from which they evolved. This makes them particularly well-suited for landscaping, restoration, and even livestock forage. In addition to having natural resistance to local diseases and insects, native plants also help to maintain the unique ecological characteristics of an area, support the habitat needs of pollinators and local wildlife, and protect our water resources by conserving water and stabilizing soil.

Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapers and Gardens is available for download.

The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives partnership is currently revising the guidebook in anticipation of reprinting in Spring 2024.

If you would like to purchase individual books please visit one of the retail locations listed here or order online.

Other Resources:

Plant Piedmont Natives Facebook Page
Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage
Piedmont Native Plants Database
Virginia Native Plant Education Resources