Pennsylvania Native Perennials
What exactly does native mean?
By definition, a native Pennsylvania perennial is a perennial that grew in Pennsylvania before the European settlers arrived. More than 2,100 plant species make up the native botanical heritage of Pennsylvania.
Advantages of native perennials:
Provide native wildlife with the diverse habitat and food they need to survive.
They are the foundation of local ecosystems and form the basis of food chains that support bees and other pollinators.
They are well-adapted to the local climate and are usually easy to care for.
They will need less fertilizer because they are already adapted to their surroundings.
Pennsylvania's native plants give a sense of place that is enjoyed by locals and visitors. It is best not to collect from the wild. Collecting them this way causes the depletion of native species and disruption of the ecosystem. It is always best to purchase plants from a reliable, knowledgeable nursery. Here at Acorn Farms Wholesale Nursery, we offer a wide variety of Pennsylvania native trees, shrubs and perennials, including ferns, grasses and groundcovers.
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