Local Native Plant Vendors
N.C. Cooperative Extension, New Hanover County Center advocate for native plants vs non-native plants when installing new, or updating your landscaping, as the benefits are numerous:
- provide food and shelter for native wildlife
- generally easier to grow and require less care (fertilizing etc)
- can withstand the local environment
- rarely invasive
As a resource, North Carolina Sea Grant ‘Coastal Landscape Initiative’created templates using natives.
To help you locate plants contained in these plans we have created a spreadsheet of local vendors that routinely have these plants available.
Many native plants have evolved to grow in wet soil and can work well in areas where there may be a drainage issue.
To earn more about gardening with North Carolina native plants contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office or check out this page of native plant resources