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Garden Spaces: Grow a Native Plant Garden

Grow a low-maintenance native plant garden full of hardy plants. Learn the basics of native garden designs and how to spot edible native herbs in the wild.



Sage makes a beautiful addition to any native landscape. Plant Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’ or S. nemorosa ‘Cardonna’ for extra color.
Photo by zorani
Black-eyed Susans are one of our most beloved wildflowers.
Photo by Foxtrot101
Flax is a carefree herb that grows to about 20 inches and comes in both annual and perennial forms. Add its pretty blue flowers to your summer garden.
Photo by Krivosheev Vitaly
Beyond the common garden sage (S. officinalis), and its multi-colored varieties, there are many other garden-worthy salvia species and hybrids. Plant clary sage (Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica) in your native herbs garden.
Photo by Saxon Holt
Grow these 11 native plants for a low-maintenance garden.
Illustration by Gayle Ford
Design a native garden with low-maintenance plants featured in our plant key.
Illustration by Gayle Ford











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