Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Welcome to Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods TN Native Plant Database

We are compiling a list of native plants in Tennessee with the help of Master Gardener Joy Stewart!  This blog will serve as a TN native plant database with images and growing information as well as a place where you can come and provide feedback and ask questions about plants in your garden!

5 responses to “Welcome to Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods TN Native Plant Database

  1. Anthony J Viglietti May 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I have planted 3 ounces of 100% Asclepias Butterfly Milkweed in my butterfly garden along with Brown-Eye Susan and Purple Cone Flowers. I have also ordered live milkweed plants, which I hope will arrive this week. My hope is to attract the Monarch butterfly and have a breeding habitat for them. I don’t know if I will be successful.


    • tnsynativeplants May 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Sounds like you are definitely on your way to attracting Monarchs!! It might take them a season or two to discover your garden, so if you don’t see them right away don’t worry, if you plant it they will come… :) Good luck!

  2. Lesley Hosfelt January 23, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Very cool idea. I like plants that attract butterflies, but I never thought of actually creating a habitat for them to stick around and thrive. I’m going to do this!

  3. pat May 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    bottlebrush is one of my all time favourites for its gorgeous golden color in autumn. Thank you for sharing, looking forward to more

    • joystewart May 25, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      Do you get lots of yellow tiger swallowtails on your when it is in flower? I get them on mine which came as a complete surprise. It is fun to get to see the beautiful flowers at the same time as the butterflies.

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