Native plants are more popular than ever, for lots of reasons.
They’re hardy and less susceptible to pests and diseases. Once they’re established, native plants typically need less water than non-natives.
And a host of wild critters will thank you. They love native plants — they offer a free buffet of berries, nuts and seeds. Some native blooms provide nectar for hummingbirds and insects.
Why plant native? Lots of reasons. Here are some of the best native plants for Washington D.C., along with why they are important.