Pennsylvania Native Perennials
Below are perennials that are native to the state of Pennsylvania. Included on this list are some cultivars (cultivated varieties) and naturally-occurring hybrids that vary only slightly from the parent species.
Some native gardeners choose to incorporate cultivars into their plantings and some do not. You can identify these plants by the addition of an extra name at the end (such as 'May Breeze').
For a more detailed look at Pennsylvania native plants, please cross-reference this list by Penn State and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
- Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells
- Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' Garden Phlox
- Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' Garden Phlox
- Chrysogonum 'Pierre' Goldenstar
- Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot
- Aquilegia canadensis Native Columbine
- Iris cristata Crested Iris
- Phlox paniculata 'David' Garden Phlox
- Allium cernuum Nodding Onion
- Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' Little Bluestem
- Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf Mountain Mint
- Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' Little Bluestem