Landscaping with Native Plants

We believe the best way to improve the ecology of the Umpqua Valley is to encourage citizens and businesses to plant native. Most exotic (non-native) plants commonly used in landscaping have a comparable and even sometimes more beautiful native alternative. As part of the Richard Sommer Plant Database each plant listed has landscaping suitability information to help make choosing native plants for your garden or landscape even easier.  Browse the plant database by landscaping information from the menu to the left.