Creating a Native Plant Garden

Growing native plants can benefit ecosystems because they increase biodiversity in an area and provide habitats for wildlife.

What exactly is a native plant?

It is a species that naturally occurs in a zone; it is adapted to the local soil and environment, making them great low maintenance addition to the garden. Native plants require less watering and deadheading – they need fewer pesticides and fertilizers.

Our Native Roots Collection proves that a native plant garden is far from ordinary. Choosing species unique to your area celebrates Canada’s unique landscapes, forests, and parks.

These can also be planted in various locations such as containers, cottage gardens, and modern style landscapes. Browse the full Sheridan Garden Classics collection.

Lady in Red Fern

‘Lady in Red’ & ‘Northern Maidenhair’ Ferns

When walking through a forest at your local conversation area, it’s hard not to notice the lush textures and shades of ferns.

‘Lady in Red’ requires partial to full shade areas in the garden.

‘Northern Maidenhair’ has a unique mound of black-stemmed fronds with light green leaflets arranged in a fan. This variety is adaptable to all types of soil and grows in shade areas.

‘Jim Crocket’ False Aster

Asters can be found across North America. In the fall, they are cherished for their purple or white flowers as temperatures cool down. Mounding foliage has a cloud of lavender daisy-like flowers with yellow centres. Grows well in full sun locations and loved by pollinators.

Rudbeckia black eyed susanBlack Eyed Susan

One of the most common flowering perennial that can be seen in many gardens across the country; and for a good reason! It will bloom golden yellow flowers from June to October.

This plant attracts butterflies, bees, and birds such as goldfinches who snack on the seed heads.
Pairs beautifully with any purple flowers such as Coneflower and Bergamot.

‘Husker Red’ Beardtongue

This low maintenance perennial is tolerant of harsh conditions. Upright stems of very pale pink tubular blooms will appear in early summer until late summer.

Galium Odoratum - Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff

Spreading clumps of small green leaves with clusters of fragrant, tiny white flowers fill areas spring; it’s an excellent groundcover.

This perennial requires partial to full shade areas. Nice to plant in containers, rock gardens, and mass plantings.


If you would like to read more about attracting pollinators in the garden, you will enjoy this blog post.