The Environmental Nature Center has locally native plants for sale year round. Locally native plants are beautiful. They attract butterflies and birds. They can help you save water, eliminate the need for harmful pesticides and fertilizers, and reduce the need for maintenance. Contact Lori for more info, or to check availability before swinging by.
The ENC does not sell non-naturally occurring hybrids, which are the result of artificial selections made by humans from the natural variation found in species. Non-naturally occurring hybrids (usually described on plant tags with “quotes” around part of their scientific name like Ceanothus “dark star”) no longer participate in natural reproduction patterns that would maintain genetic diversity. Read more HERE.
Questions about milkweed? Click these:Risks of growing non-native milkweed. Exotic Milkweed (A. curassavica) and the Spread of Disease in Monarchs. Even more info on our Butterfly House page.