Graf Growers

Native Plants that Thrive in Ohio

Save the pollinators! Learn about native plants and how they can help.

Find our favorite varieties below. Visit us to see what Native Plants we have in stock for your yard! 

What are "Native Plants"?

Native plants evolved or adapted to our local environment for thousands of years, and are an important part of our local habitats and ecosystems. They are the most sustainable plants for our specific area.

They can stand the test of Ohio weather!

Native Plants are adapted to our growing conditions and have evolved to thrive in our climate.  They are comfortable with the amount of rainfall we receive, to our unique soils, our hot humid summers, and our cold winters. 

Graf's Native Ohio Plants

Why YOU should have native plants in your landscape:

Increase food sources for pollinators and wildlife

  • Provides an abundance of nectar for hummingbirds, native bees, butterflies, moths, and bats
  • Tender plant leaves are needed for native caterpillars
  • Birds eat seeds produced by plants in late summer

Supports birds, insects, and wildlife

  • Almost 96% of our terrestrial bird species feed on insects, not seeds.

Fun Fact: It takes more than 4,800 caterpillars to raise one brood of chickadees

Native plants are also advantageous, because:

  • Native plants require less water than lawns and help prevent erosion.
  • They can significantly reduce water runoff and, consequently, flooding.
  • Native plants help reduce air pollution by removing carbon from the air.
  • Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife.
  • Native plants are beautiful and increase home values!

Native Plants You'll Find at Graf's:

Shade-Loving Plants

DICENTRA
Fringed Bleeding Heart

BUGBANE

CHELONE
Turtlehead

HEUCHERA
Coral Bells

SPIGELIA
Indian Pink

TIARELLA
Foamflower

AQUILEGIA CANANDENSIS
Columbine

Sun-Loving Plants

Agastache Foenciulum

ARUNCUS
Goat’s Beard

ASCLEPIA INCARNATA
Swamp Milkweed

ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA
Butterfly Weed

ASCLEPIAS SYRIACA
Common Milkweed

BAPTISTA AUSTRALIS
Wild Indigo

COREOPSIS
Tickseed

ECHINACEA PURPUREA
Coneflowers

EUPATORIUM 
Joe Pye Weed

HELIANTHUS
Perennial Sunflower

IRIS

LIATRIS

LOBELIA
Cardinal Flower

MONARDA
Bee Balm

OENOTHERA
Evening Primrose

PHLOX

POLEMONIUM
Jacob’s Ladder

SISYRINCHIUM
Blue-Eyed Grass

STOKESIA
Stokes’ Aster

TRADESCANTIA
Spiderwort

TRILLIUM GRADIFLORUM
Ohio’s State Wildflower

PHYSOSTEGIA
Obedient Plant

ALLIUM CERNUUM
Ornamental Onion

Our selections change seasonally, but here is a comprehensive list of varieties we carry each year.

ADD THESE NATIVE PLANTS TO YOUR YARD!

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We will have your curbside order ready for you in 24 hours or less. Our team takes pride in selecting the best plants and products for you.

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