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CEG Natives ‘N More Garden

In the Southeast corner of the Community Education Garden, a section of Washington native plants segues to a blended home garden of shrubs, trees and perennials. The combination demonstrates ideas for incorporating native plants into an urban landscape, as well as ideas for season-long interest through combinations of perennials for texture, bloom color and bloom time. This area of the garden also demonstrates different irrigation techniques and mulch covers. Some sections are irrigated with inline drip, some with low-flow sprinklers, or microsprinklers. Mulches include gravel and bark.

This list is current as of May, 2022.

Plants native to Washington may find a place in home gardens in central Washington. Read and download our booklet for details on native plants in our garden, and visit them in our garden throughout the seasons to evaluate how they may perform in your garden. Native Plants for Home Landscaping from the Native Plants ‘n More Garden.

Trees

  • Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’ – Norway maple
  • Amelanchier alnifolia – serviceberry
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Van den Akker’– weeping Alaska cedar
  • Cotinus coggygria – purple smoke tree
  • Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ – maidenhair tree
  • Larix kaempferi ‘Wolterdingen’ – Japanese larch
  • Philadelphus x virginialis – miniature mock orange
  • Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ – Colorado blue spruce
  • Pinus edulis ‘Farmy’ – dwarf pinion
  • Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ – limber pine
  • Pinus heldreichii – Bosnian pine
  • Pinus parviflora – Japanese white pine
  • Rhus glabra –smooth sumac

Shrubs

  • Artemisea rigida – stiff sagebrush
  • Berberis thunbergii ‘Gentry’ Royal Burgandy – barberry
  • Chamaecyparis Pisifera – golden thread cypress
  • Chrysothamus viscidflorus – green rabbit bush
  • Ceanothus prostratus – mahala mat
  • Cornus servicea ‘Flaviramea’ – yellow twig dogwood
  • Cornus sericea – red osier dogwood
  • Dasiphora fruticosa – shrubby cinquefoil
  • Juniperus x chinensis ‘Old Gold’ – Chinese juniper
  • Philadelphus-virginalis ‘Minnesota’ mock orange
  • Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Darts Gold’ – ninebark
  • Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor’ – spirea
  • Spiraea douglasii ‘Douglas’– spirea
  • Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’ – Japanese spirea
  • Spiraea japonica ‘Gold Mound’ – Japanese spirea
  • Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ – Japanese spirea
  • Symphoricarpus albus – common snowberry
  • Yucca filamentosa – variegated yucca

Perennials

  • Achillea filipendulina  ‘Coronation Gold’ – yarrow
  • Achillea serbica – Serbian yarrow
  • Aethionema schistosum – Persian stonecress
  • Amsonia hubrichtii – Arkansas bluestar
  • Anemone – windflower
  • Aquilegia canadenis  – red columbine
  • Aquilegia flabellata – blue columbine
  • Balsamorhiza sagittate – arrowleaf balsamroot
  • Baptisia australis var. minor – blue false indigo
  • Centranthus ruber – Jupiter’s beard
  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides – hardy plumbago
  • Chaenomeles x superba ‘Cameo’ – flowering quince
  • Dalea purpurea – purple prairie clover
  • Delphinium x antholeuceum – English larkspur
  • Delphinium elatum ‘Black Knight’ – English larkspur
  • Delphinium deHoides  ‘Confetti’
  • Dianthus deltoides –’Confetti Deep Red’
  • Echinacea paradoxa – Ozark cornflower
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Hot Lava’ – purple coneflower
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – purple coneflower
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’ – purple coneflower
  • Echinacea tennesseensis ‘Rocky top’ – Tennessee coneflower
  • Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’ – globe thistle
  • Erigeron linearis– thread-leaf fleabane
  • Eriogonum heracleoides – creamy buckwheat
  • Eriogonum sphaerocephalum – rock buckwheat
  • Eriogonum thymoides – thymeleaf buckwheat
  • Eriogonum umbellatum – sulphur buckwheat
  • Eriophyllum lanatum – woolly sunflower
  • Gaillardia aristata ‘Amber Wheels’ – blanketflower
  • Geranium ‘Rozanne’ – hardy geranium
  • Geum triflorum – prairie smoke
  • Heuchera cylindrica – roundleaf alumroot
  • Heuchera cylindrica – lava alumroot
  • Heuchera sanguinea – ‘Coral Forest’ – coral bells
  • Hyssopus officinalis ‘Aristatus’ – dwarf hyssop
  • Iris danfordiae – dwarf iris
  • Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ – variegated iris
  • Lavandula – lavender
  • Linum lewisii – Lewis flax
  • Lupinus polyphyllus – big leaf lupine
  • Oenothera caespitosa – tufted evening primrose
  • Penstemon davidsonii – Davidson’s penstemon
  • Penstemon fruticosus – shrubby penstemon
  • Penstemon pinifolius ‘Mersea Yellow’ – pineleaf penstemon
  • Penstemon richardsonii – cut-leaf penstemon
  • Penstemon strictus – rocky mountain penstemon
  • Phlomis russeliana – Jerusalem sage
  • Phlox grayii – pink phlox
  • Phlox subulata ‘Snowflake’ – creeping phlox
  • Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ – obedient plant
  • Pulsatilla vulgaris – pasque flower
  • Salvia dorrii – purple sage
  • Salvia reptans – west Texas sage
  • Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’ – stonecrop
  • Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ – stonecrop
  • Sedum spurium – sedum tricolor
  • Solidago dansolitlem ‘Little Lemon’  –  goldenrod
  • Sphaeralcea munroana – orange globe mallow
  • Stachys coccinea – scarlet hedge nettle
  • Stachys inflata – shrubby lamb’s ear
  • Symphyotrichum ericoides ‘Monte Cassino’ – heather aster
  • Symphyotrichum lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ — calico aster

Groundcovers

  • Arcostaphylos uva-ursi – kinnikinnick
  • Potentilla neumanniana ‘Nana’ – alpine cinquefoil

Grasses

  • Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ – blue grama grass
  • Festuca idahoenis ‘blue bunch grass’—Idaho fescue
  • Leymus cinereus – basin wild rye
  • Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ – morning light maiden grass
  • Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Autumn Embers’ – muhly grass