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Outdoor Gardening

We specialize in carrying all the PNW native plants we can find, all year long. You’ll find the widest variety of natives in Portland right here.

view our native plants list

We also carry seeds, vegetable and herb starts, and edible shrubs, and a rotating selection of ornamental landscape plants. You’ll find all the tools, supplies, soils, and fertilizers you need to help your outdoor garden thrive.

Photos by Sara Wright Photography

Pacific Northwest Native Plants

Working with PNW native plants is where it all starts for us. The plants that surround us in the mountains, forests, river valleys, and along the coast are what roots us in this wonderful place. They offer familiar food and shelter for the wild friends we share this habitat with, and they’re well adapted to our unique climate and soil conditions. They can also provide us with an astonishing amount of food and medicine.

We carry a large selection of the most common native plants, as well as our favorites that are a little harder to find. We put a special focus on the medicinal properties they offer.

We’re always excited to tour folks around our space, answer questions, and give advice on selecting the right plants for your particular area.

While our space doesn’t allow us to carry every variety of native tree, we’re happy to arrange special orders. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll bring it in.

view our native plants list

Here are some links to great information about many of the plants we carry:

Pacific Northwest Natives by Plant Community

Native Plants Pacific Northwest

Edibles and Medicinals

We carry a full selection of vegetable, and culinary and medicinal herb starts during the planting season. In general, we start getting cool season starts in Febuary with warm season varieties following in April, depending on the weather.

We have a nice selection of fruiting shrubs and trees, focusing on plants that are sure to thrive in our bio-region. Fruit trees can be a lot of work so our intention is to offer ones that will be successful – Figs, plums, and olives are our favorites.

Several varieties of blueberries are available, as well as raspberries, strawberries, hardy kiwi, grapes, and a variety of currants.

Plants for making medicine and tea are a passion of ours. We carry a huge selection of annual and perennial plants to incorporate into your diet to keep you in good health.

Gardening Tools & Supplies

It takes more than just plants to maintain a healthy garden. We carry tools, plant supports and protection, irrigation supplies, and organic pesticides and fertilizers to help care for your plant friends.

Our bulk section has cover crop seeds and natural fertilizing minerals to deliver essential nutrients for plant growth, while maintaining the health of your soil.

Outdoor Ornamentals

While our focus is on native, medicinal, and edible plants, we have an ever-expanding selection of our favorite ornamental flowers, grasses, ferns, shrubs, and small trees on hand. These plants are great for providing some extra attractions for pollinators and other beneficial insects. They can also add contrasts and complements in size, color, texture, and seasonal interest to our gardens.

Container Gardens

For the space-limited gardener, there are still plenty of opportunities to grow beautiful outdoor plants. We offer planters and hanging baskets in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials and can help you choose the right plants for your porch or balcony. Plants for tea, vegetables, small shrubs, and flowers are all great options for adding color and life to your balcony, porch, or patio.

Native Plants List

Below is a list of plants we work really hard to always have in stock. Annuals and winter dormant varieties are seasonally available. Our space doesn’t allow us to regularly stock a lot of native trees but we’re happy to arrange special orders for trees we don’t always carry in the store. Plants marked PPL are on the Portland Plant List.

ANNUALSeasonally Available

  • Collomia grandiflora (Grand Collomia)
  • Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
  • Gilia capitata (Globe Gilia)
  • Limnanthes Douglasii (Douglas’ Meadowfoam)
  • Madia elegans (Common Madia)
  • Phacelia nemeralis (Shade Phacelia)
  • Variety of native annual seeds


  • Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) PPL
  • Asarum caudatum (Wild Ginger) PPL
  • Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry) PPL
  • Erigeron glaucus (Seaside Daisy)
  • Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry) PPL
  • Fragaria chiloensis (Coastal Strawberry) 
  • Fragaria virginiana (Mt. Strawberry) PPL
  • Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower)
  • Geum macrophyllum (Large Leaved Avens) PPL
  • Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake Plantain) PPL
  • Heuchera micrantha (Alumroot) PPL
  • Iris douglasiana (Douglas Iris)
  • Iris tenax (Oregon Iris) PPL
  • Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) PPL
  • Juncus ensifolius (Sword Leaf Rush) PPL
  • Juncus patens (Spreading Rush) PPL
  • Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush)
  • Oxalis oregana (Oregon Oxalis) PPL
  • Prunell vulgaris (Self Heal) PPL
  • Sedum oreganum (Oregon Stonecrop) PPL


  • Achlys triphylla (Vanilla Leaf) PPL
  • Agastache urticifolia (Nettle Leaf Giant Hyssop)
  • Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion) PPL
  • Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting) PPL
  • Anemone multifida (Pacific Anemone)
  • Angelica lucida (Seawatch)
  • Aquilegia formosa (Western Columbine) PPL
  • Aruncus dioicus (Goat’s Beard) PPL
  • Asclepias Fascicularis (Narrowleaf Milkweed)
  • Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)
  • Boykinia major (Large Boykinia)
  • Brodiaea elegans (Harvest Brodiaea)
  • Camassia leichtlinii (Great Camas) PPL
  • Camassia quamash (Common Camas) PPL
  • Chamaenerion angustifolium (Fireweed) PPL
  • Clematis lasiantha (Pipestem Clematis)
  • Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance Leaf Coreopsis)
  • Cornus canadensis (BunchBerry) PPL
  • Darmera peltata (Indian Rhubarb or Umbrella Plant)
  • Dicentra formosa (Bleeding Heart) PPL
  • Dodecatheon hendersonii (Henderson’s Shooting Star) PPL
  • Erigeron speciosus (Showy Fleabane)
  • Eriogonum compositum (Arrowleaf Buckwheat)
  • Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulfur Flower Buckwheat)
  • Eriophyllum lanatum (Woolly Sunflower or Oregon Sunshine) PPL
  • Erythronium oregonum (Giant White Fawnlily or Oregon Fawn-lily) PPL
  • Geranium oreganum (Oregon Cranesbill or Oregon Geranium)
  • Grindelia stricta (Oregon Gumweed) PPL
  • Helenium bigelovii (Bigelow’s Sneezeweed)
  • Hydrophyllum tenuipe (Pacific Waterleaf) PPL
  • Lilium columbianum (Columbia Tiger Lily) PPL
  • Linum lewisii (Wild Blue Flax)
  • Lomatium utriculatum (Spring Gold)
  • Lupinus polyphyllus (Large Leaf Lupine) PPL
  • Lupinus rivularis (Riverbank Lupine) PPL
  • Maianthemum dilatatum (False Lily of the Valley) PPL
  • Maianthemum racemosum (False Solomon’s Seal) PPL
  • Maianthemum stellatum (Star Flowered False Solomon’s Seal) PPL
  • Mimulus cardinalis (Scarlet Monkeyflower)
  • Mimulus guttata (Seep Monkeyflower) PPL
  • Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm)
  • Penstemon cardwellii (Cardwell’s Penstemon)
  • Penstemon procerus (Small Flower Penstemon)
  • Penstemon rydbergii (Rydberg’s Penstemon)
  • Penstmon serrulatus (Cascade Penstemon) PPL
  • Potentilla fruticosa (Bush Cinquefoil)
  • Potentilla gracilis (Slender Cinquefoil) PPL
  • Ranunculus occidentalis (Western Buttercup) PPL
  • Saxifraga oregana (Oregon Saxifrage) PPL
  • Sedum spathulifolium (Broadleaf Stonecrop) PPL
  • Sisyrinchium californicum (Yellow-eyed Grass)
  • Sisyrinchium idahoensis (Blue-eyed Grass) PPL
  • Sidalcea campestris (Meadow Checker-mallow) PPL
  • Sidalcea cusickii (Cusick’s Checker Mallow)
  • Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod) PPL
  • Symphyotrichum halli (Hall’s Aster)
  • Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Douglas Aster)
  • Tellima grandiflora (Fringe Cups) PPL
  • Thalictrum polycarpum (Tall Western Meadow Rue)
  • Tiarella trifoliata (Foam Flower) PPL
  • Tolmiea menziesii (Piggyback Plant) PPL
  • Trillium ovatum (Coast Trillium) PPL
  • Triteleia hyancinthina (Hyacinth Brodiaea)
  • Vancouveria hexandra (Inside-out Flower) PPL
  • Viola adunca (Early Blue Violet) PPL
  • Viola praemorsa (Canary Violet) PPL


  • Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair Fern) PPL
  • Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) PPL
  • Blechnum spicant (Deer Fern) PPL
  • Dryopteris expansa (Spreading Wood Fern)
  • Polypodium glycyrrhiza (Licorice Fern) PPL
  • Polystichum munitum (Western Sword Fern) PPL

GRASS (and grass-like)

  • Calamagrostis nutkaensis (Pacific Reed Grass)
  • Carex Densa (Dense Sedge)
  • Carex obnupta (Slough Sedge) PPL
  • Danthonia californica (California Oat Grass)
  • Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hairgrass) PPL
  • Elymus glaucus (Blue Wild Rye) PPL
  • Festuca idahoensis (Idaho Fescue)
  • Festuca roemeri (Roemer’s Fescue) PPL
  • Scirpus microcarpus (Small Fruited Bullrush)


  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick) PPL
  • Ceanothus cuneatus (Buckbrush)
  • Ceanothus thyrsiflorus (Blue Blossom)
  • Ceanothus velutinus (Mountain Balm) PPL
  • Garrya elliptica (Coast Silk Tassel)
  • Gaultheria shallon (Salal) PPL
  • Ledum glandulosum (Labrador Tea)
  • Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape) PPL
  • Mahonia nervosa (Dwarf Oregon-grape) PPL
  • Mahonia repens (Creeping Mahonia)
  • Myrica californica (Pacific Wax Myrtle)
  • Rhododendron macrophyllum (Pacific Rhododendron) 
  • Rhododendron occidentale (Western Azalea)
  • Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry) PPL


  • Actaea rubra (Red Baneberry) PPL
  • Amelanchier alnifolia (Serviceberry) PPL
  • Ceanothus integerrimus (Deer Brush)
  • Ceanothus sanguineus (Red Stem Ceanothus) PPL
  • Cornus nuttallii (Pacific Dogwood) PPL
  • Cornus sericea (Red Twig Dogwood) PPL
  • Euonymus occidentalis (Western Wahoo) PPL
  • Holodiscus discolor (Oceanspray) PPL
  • Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle) PPL
  • Lonicera hispidula (Pink Honeysuckle) PPL
  • Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry) PPL
  • Philadelphus lewisii (Mock-orange) PPL
  • Physocarpus capitatus (Pacific Ninebark) PPL
  • Prunis emarginata (Bitter Cherry)
  • Oemleria cerasiformis (Osoberry) PPL
  • Ribes aureum (Golden Currant)
  • Ribes cereum (Wax Currant)
  • Ribes divaricatum (Coastal Black Gooseberry) PPL
  • Ribes inerme (Whitestem Gooseberry)
  • Ribes roezlii (Sierra Gooseberry)
  • Ribes sanguineum (Red-Flowering Currant) PPL
  • Rosa gymnocarpa (Bald Hip Rose) PPL
  • Rosa nutkaensis (Nootka Rose) PPL
  • Rosa pisocarpa (Clustered Rose) PPL
  • Rosa woodsii (Woods Rose)
  • Rubus leucodermis (Blackcap Raspberry) PPL
  • Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) PPL
  • Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry) PPL
  • Sambucus cerulea (Blue Elder) PPL
  • Sambucus racemosa (Red Elder) PPL
  • Salix lemmonii (Lemon’s Willow)
  • Salix scouleriana (Scouler’s Willow) PPL
  • Spiraea betulifolia (Birchleaf Spirea)
  • Spirea densiflora (Subalpine Spirea)
  • Spiraea douglasii (Hardhack Steeplebush) PPL
  • Symphoricarpos albus (Common Snowberry) PPL
  • Symphoricarpus mollis (Creeping Snowberry) PPL
  • Viburnum edule (Highbush Cranberry)
  • Viburnum ellipticum (Western Viburnum) PPL


  • Acer circinatum (Vine Maple) PPL
  • Acer macrophyllum (Bigleaf Maple) PPL
  • Alnus rubra (Red Alder) PPL
  • Arbutus menziesii (Pacific Madrone) PPL
  • Crataegus douglasii (Black Hawthorn)
  • Malus fusca (Western Crabapple)
  • Populus tremuloides (Quaking Aspen) PPL
  • Quercus garryana (Oregon White Oak) PPL
  • Rhamnus purshiana (Cascara Sagrada) PPL
  • Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) PPL

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