Native Plants

Welcome to Wingard’s Native Plants

A plant is considered native if it has occurred naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without human introduction (i.e., typically not landscape-type plants); they are sometimes referred to as indigenous plants.  Native plants help the environment the most when planted in places that match their growing requirements. They will thrive in the soils, moisture and weather of your region (USDA Hardiness Zone 8a).  Native plants may be trees, shrubs, annuals or perennials, so you will see all listed below. These are but a few varieties that we typically have in stock year-round. Please note that supplies of specific items may vary, so you may wish to call ahead to check availability.

Agapanthus
Agapanthus africanus

This plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 1.5 feet tall and wide. Produces blue blooms late spring to early summer.

Agastache
Agastache foeniculum

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-3 tall by 1-2 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces spikes of blooms in a variety of shades including purple, pink, red and orange in mid summer before dropping its leaves in the winter.

Aster
Asteraceae

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 16 inches tall and 12-14 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms late summer to early fall.

Astilbe
Astilbe chinensis

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FILTERED SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 8 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms in the midsummer.

Baptisia
Baptisia australis

Also known as 'Wild Indigo,' this plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 3-4 tall by 3-4 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces periwinkle colored blooms from May to June. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 4-5 tall by 1-1.5 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces bright red colored blooms from early summer to early fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Black Eyed Susans 'Cherry Brandy'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2 feet tall by 1 feet wide at a FAST growth rate. Produces reddish pink colored blooms from mid summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Black Eyed Susans 'Denver Daisy'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1.5-2 feet tall by 1-1.5 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces golden colored blooms from mid summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Black Eyed Susans 'Little Goldstar'
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-1.5 tall by 1-1.5 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces star shaped, golden colored blooms from mid summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Black Eyed Susans 'Maya'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Maya'

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-2 tall by 1-2 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces double flowered, golden colored blooms from mid summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Blueberry Climax

This NATIVE Rabbiteye plant likes full sun and grows 6-8' x 6-8' and requires 450 chill hours and requires a pollinator.

Blueberry Premiere

This NATIVE, Rabbiteye plant likes FULL SUN and is the rabbiteye variety. At maturity, it gets 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. It blooms in the spring and produces fruit in the summer before dropping leaves in the winter. Must be planted with another blueberry, rabbiteye variety in order to produce fruit. Requires 550 chill hours.

Blueberry Tiff Blue

This NATIVE, Rabbiteye plant likes FULL SUN and is the rabbiteye variety. At maturity, it gets 6 feet tall and 7 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. It blooms in the spring and produces fruit in the summer before dropping leaves in the winter. Must be planted with another blueberry, rabbiteye variety in order to produce fruit. Requires 650 chill hours and requires cross-pollination with another variety.

Calla Lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 12-18 inches tall and wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms from late spring through midsummer.

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis

This plant likes PART to FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-4 feet tall by 1-2 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces spikes of red colored blooms from early summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Coneflower
Echinacea

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 3 feet tall in a clumping pattern. Produces a variety of colored blooms during the summer. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.

Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-1.5 feet tall by 1-1.5 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces yellow blooms with black centers from summer to fall. Drought tolerant.

Cranesbill Geranium
Geranium maculatum

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 1.5-2 feet tall by 1-1.5 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces yellow blooms with black centers from April to May. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies.

Dianthus
Dianthus caryophyllus

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms during the spring and summer.

Dogwood Pink
Cornus florida

Dogwood Red
Cornus florida

Dogwood White
Cornus florida

Eastern Red Cedar (Arizona)
Juniperus virginiana

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 40-50 feet tall and 8-20 feet wide. It grows at a MODERATE rate into a conical shape. Produces small, blue berries. Plant this in your yard or along your fence line as a screener plant.

Evercolor Carex
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'

This plant likes PART to FULL SHADE. It grows 12-18 inches tall and wide. It's lime green leaves are evergreen and deer resistant. Best used as a border plant or ground cover.

Everillo Carex
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'

This plant likes PART to FULL SHADE. It grows 12-18 inches tall and wide. It's lime green leaves are evergreen and deer resistant. Best used as a border plant or ground cover.

Foxglove
Digitalis

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 22-24 inches tall and 18-20 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored, cone-shaped blooms during the late spring through summer.

Gaillardia
Gaillardia

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1.5 feet tall by 2 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. Produces orange-yellow blooms from late spring to late summer. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies.

Gaura
Oenothera lindheimeri

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 18 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms on red stems during the early spring through fall.

Goldenrod
Solidago

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-5 feet tall. Produces yellow blooms from late summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Grancy Greybeard
Chiananthus virginicus

Great Blue Lobelia
Lobelia siphilitica

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-3 feet tall. Produces lavender-blue blooms from mid summer to fall. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Hibiscus Perennial 'Kopper King'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Kopper King'

Distinctive copper-red, lobed, maple-like leaves provide a striking backdrop to the huge, hollyhock-like light pink flowers with red veining and a bright red eye. This vigorous selection has a compact, rounded form and blooms over a long season, making it a perfect addition to the shrub or perennial border. Deciduous.

Hibiscus Perennial 'Lord Baltimore'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'

Lord Baltimore is the famous classic red with blooms up to 10 inches across. All-time favorite nationwide.

Hibiscus Perennial 'Midnight Marvel'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel'

Also known as 'Swamp Rose,' this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 4-5 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Produces large, bright red blooms on wine red foliage from July to September. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Holly Dwarf Yaupon
Ilex vomitoria

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 3-4 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate. It stays in a compact shape but produces NO berries. Works well in your yard as a foundation or border plant.

Evergreen Item #955
Iris Blue Flag
Iris cristata

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 1 foot tall and 1 foot wide. Produces pale blue blooms in April. Can be planted in your yard as ground cover.

Ironweed - Vernonia angustifolia
Vernonia angustifolia

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall. Produces purple blooms in the summer and attracts butterflies and other pollinators to your yard.

Ironweed - Vernonia lettermanii
Vernonia lettermanii

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall. Produces purple blooms in the summer and attracts butterflies and other pollinators to your yard.

Jacob's Ladder
Polemonium caeruleum

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 12-18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Produces blue blooms during the late spring into summer. Used best as a border plant in your yard.

Lantana
Lantana camara

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, spreading varieties get 12-18 inches tall and 2-4 feet wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms spring through summer.

Maple Autumn Blaze
Acer freemanii

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 30-40 feet tall and 25-35 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate into a pyramidal shape. Leaves turn burgundy red in the fall before dropping in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Maple Autumn Flame
Acer rubrum

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 30-40 feet tall and 25-35 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Leaves turn red in the fall before dropping in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Maple October Glory
Acer rubrum

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE and is a NATIVE tree to the Midlands. At maturity, it gets 35-40 feet tall and 25-35 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Leaves turn orange to red in the fall before dropping in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Maple Red
Acer rubrum

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 40-60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Leaves turn yellow or red in the fall before dropping in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 3-5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Produces pink blooms June through August. Monarch butterflies, an endangered species, exclusively feed on milkweed.

Oak Live
Quercus virginiana

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 40-80 feet tall and 60-100 feet wide. It has a SLOW growth rate and is a NATIVE plant to the Midlands. Use this as a shade tree in your yard.

Oak Shumard
Quercus virginiana

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 40-60 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. It grows at a MODERATE growth rate into a pyramidal shape. Produces acorn and drops leaves in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Oak Willow
Quercus phellos

This tree likes FULL SUN and is a NATIVE tree to the Midlands. At maturity, it gets 60-80 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Foliage turns yellow-green in the fall before dropping in the winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Palm Sabal Minor
Aracacea palmae

Also known as a "dwarf palmetto," this tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 6-7 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It has a SLOW growth rate and can be used as an accent plant.

Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-1.5 feet tall and 1-1.5 feet wide. Produces red-orange blooms from May to June. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'
Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1.5-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. Produces light pink blooms from May to June. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Penstemon 'Husker Red'
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. Produces white blooms from April to June. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Peony
Paeonia

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall and wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms spring through summer.

Phlox, Garden
Phlox paniculata

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-2 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. Produces bright pink blooms through the summer. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators. There are many different varieties of this plant.

Pink Muhly Grass
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Lenca'

This plant likes FULL to PART SUN. It grows 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It is striking in the late summer and fall when the pink plumes bloom against the green foliage.

Poplar Tulip
Liriodendron tulipifera

This tree likes FULL SUN and is a NATIVE tree to the Midlands. At maturity, it gets 65-70 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide and will produce a yellow bloom. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Foliage turns yellow in the fall and stays through winter. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Princess Lilies
Alstroemeria psittacina

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 8-12 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms spring through fall.

Redbud Eastern
Cercis canandensi

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 20-30 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide. It grows at a MODERATE growth rate and produces pink flowers on bare branches in the spring. Leaves start burgundy in the spring and change to green in the summer and yellow in the fall before dropping in the winter. This tree is NATIVE to the Midlands.

Redbud Forest Pansy
Cercis canandensi

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 20-30 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide. It grows at a MODERATE growth rate and produces pink flowers on bare branches in the spring. Foliage is burgundy and drops in the winter. This tree is NATIVE to the Midlands.

River Birch
Betula nigra

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 40-50 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate and has paper-like peeling bark. Foliage turns yellow before dropping in the fall. Plant this in wet areas of your yard.

Salvia
Salvia officinalis

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall. Produces blue-purple blooms late spring to fall. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Scabiosa
Scabiosa columbaria

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1 foot tall and wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms midsummer through fall.

Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 15 inches tall and wide. Produces white and yellow colored blooms late spring to midsummer.

Spiderwort
Tradescantia ohiensis

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 2-3 feet tall and 2.5-3.5 feet wide. Produces deep blue blooms May through July. Plant this in your yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators. There are many different varieties of this plant.

St John's Wort
Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

This plant likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 3-4 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide at a MODERATE growth rate in a compact shape. It produces yellow blooms in the summer and is semi-evergreen throughout the winter.

Stokesia
Stokesia laevis

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL to PART SUN. At maturity, it gets 12-18 inches tall and wide. Produces blue colored blooms midsummer through fall.

Sunflower
Helianthus verticillata

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 10-12 feet tall. Produces yellow, daisy like blooms in the fall. Attracts wild birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

Sycamore
Platanus occidentalis

This tree likes FULL SUN to PART SHADE. At maturity, it gets 40-60 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. It grows at a FAST growth rate. Foliage turns yellow before dropping in the fall and tolerates semi-wet areas. Plant this in your yard for a nice shade tree.

Turtlehead
Chelone lyonii

This plant likes SHADE. At maturity, it gets 2 feet tall and 1.5-2.5 feet wide. Produces pink blooms from July to September. Likes wet soil and will thrive in a rain garden. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies. There are many different varieties of this plant.

Verbena
Verbena officinalis

There are many varieties of this plant, but in general, this plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 6-12 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide. Produces a variety of colored blooms late spring through summer. Good alternative to lantana.

Weeping Yaupon
Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula'

This tree likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 15-20 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It produces flowers in the summer followed by red berries in the winter. Grows in a weeping shape at a SLOW growth rate. It is a plant NATIVE to the Midlands.

Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

This plant likes FULL SUN. At maturity, it gets 1-3 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide. Produces blooms April through July. Plant in your yard to attract butterflies.