Why Native Plants?

Native plants are species that naturally occur in a specific region and have evolved alongside the local wildlife. In Indiana, native plants such as Purple Coneflower, Wild Geranium, and Compass Plant are well-adapted to the local climate and provide food and shelter for wildlife. They require little maintenance, are resistant to drought and pests, and help manage rainwater runoff. Planting native species can contribute to the preservation of local ecosystems and support declining wildlife species