The Northeast Native Plant Primer

235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden


By Uli Lorimer

By Native Plant Trust

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Bring your garden to life—and life to your garden
Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Northeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant expert Uli Lorimer of the Native Plant Trust makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 235 recommended native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, and annuals. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden.
This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


  • “A wonderful resource for planning a garden filled with native ferns, wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, trees, and other specimens.” —Martha Stewart, The Martha Blog

    “Helps gardeners choose plants that will benefit wildlife—and us.”—The Portland Press Herald

    “A great resource no matter where you garden.” —Cultivating Place 

On Sale
May 10, 2022
Page Count
252 pages
Timber Press

Uli Lorimer

Uli Lorimer

About the Author

Uli Lorimer is the director of horticulture at Native Plant Trust. He is a tireless advocate for native plants in public gardens, the designed landscape, and those found in the wild.

Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, the Native Plant Trust is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. 

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