Our New England Local Ecotype plants come from seed responsibly collected from indigenous New England plants; therefore, they have a genetically diverse makeup and are well adapted for our region’s gardens, landscapes, and the wildlife we adore. We think it is vital that native plants be incorporated into designs for a multitude of reasons:
Local Ecotype Native Plants…
- Encourage biodiversity
- Support wildlife and pollinators
- Preserve and regenerates local diversity
- Tolerates a changing environment
- Have evolved to thrive in New England
- Integrates easily into established gardens & blends well with cultivars
- Adapt to a changing environment
- Easily grow with minimal maintenance
Our Seed Portfolio Partners
- Native Plant Trust
- Wild Seed Project
- Eco 59
- Peter Van Berkum
- Van Berkum Local Ecotype Stock Beds
As more newly bred plants are introduced into our plant pallet, the line between long lived perennials and annuals is becoming blurred. Many of our customers are asking for long lived perennials that rarely need dividing, and that can be used in massing. We have thought hard about the plants we grow, and have been ruthless in what we have left off this list. These are the really tough ones; the plants that, when given the correct conditions, will thrive over the long run and will seldom need dividing. They won’t need picky dead-heading. These are ‘Wicked Rugged’ plants. Keep in mind that a lot of the other plants we grow will last in the garden for a long time, but will need dividing every 4 or 5 years to look their best. We have not included these. Also, a lot of great plants that we grow, tend to be somewhat short lived, but will seed in reliably, and give a lifetime of beauty, such as Aquilegia, Corydalis lutea, and Campanula persicifolia. We have not included these either. We are looking at perennials that you can plant in a specific place and know they will thrive with minimal care.
New England Meadows:
In 2007, we began growing a line of meadow plants to go along with our Woodlanders series. The New England Meadows line is made up of plants, both open pollinated and horticultural selections, that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow conditions. Since our region is not home to many indigenous meadows, consider these plants for use in garden situations. Here is a list of our present plants.
New England Woodlanders:
Our trademarked series, hardy shade perennials that are indigenous to our New England woodlands. These natives are propagated and grown here at our New Hampshire nursery.