Top 10 Mid-Atlantic Native Plants

Nodding Onion
“How many times have we learned by trial and error, what will actually grow in our yards? We came across this article that has many plants that you will probably recognize if you live in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Now you will know what they are and why you always see them!”
BTW – We also like Purple Cone Flowers as seen in the background of this picture.
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
The Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. has a rich diversity of native plants appropriate for use in the residential landscape. The four-season climate allows for distinct seasons, with spring a welcome and noticeable change from winter, and summer long enough to grow most plants to maturity. The rich colors in fall ease the transition into the stark contrasts of the deciduous woods in winter. We are fortunate to have good amounts of average annual rainfall, but we are also subject to occasional drought. Native species, when established in soils that are appropriate to their nature, can handle these natural fluctuations in weather.Here are 10 of my favorite native plants for use in the mid-Atlantic region. The plants on this list are suited to a variety of conditions. In compiling this list, I first looked at plants indigenous to some part of the mid-Atlantic region. Then I considered their value to wildlife, particularly birds and pollinators; their appearance in the landscape (bloom, color and form); their durability (ease of establishment, tolerance to drought, resistance to disease and pests); and finally deer resistance. Two common problems in this area are deer browsing and clay soils. I call out the plants that can tolerate those below.