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Natives Naturally


Natives Naturally



We’ve been growing native plants for over 80 years here at
Sunny Border. Our catalog includes earmarks for those plants that are native to our sales region (Northeast to Midwest United States). Click here for a list of the native plants we currently list in our catalog. If you are looking for a specific U.S. native from outside our sales region, give us a call. We most likely grow it and there’s a good chance you’ll see it listed in our catalog. There is nothing that naturalizes a landscape quite like the use of native plant material!


We applaud the increased usage of U.S. natives throughout our great country over the past decade. This movement has undoubtedly taken a huge step toward the preservation of our environment and more specifically, our native species. By reproducing native species through propagation, we are able to reduce the burden on the native population and in turn, add to it. We also unburden the native population by growing hybrids of natives or “nativars” as they are referred to. We include these nativars in our Natives Naturally plant listing.


We're considering expanding our list over the next year to earmark natives and nativars throughout the United States. This will include our Big Bang™ series. Big Bang™ Coreopsis are the product of 10 years of intensive breeding by Darrell Probst, involving up to 8 U.S. native Coreopsis species. One such Coreopsis, ‘Cosmic Evolution’ is shown to the right. For more information on the entire series, see page 44 of our 2012 Perennial Catalog. We also grow an extensive variety of straight species and will consider special requests to grow site specific eco-types. If you have a special project or need, don’t hesitate to contact your SBN sales representative or our office.


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