|Creeping Mimosa, a Florida Native, Mimosa microphylla|
- Emory Knoll Farms
- Bluestem Nursery
- Nat's Nursery
- Plant Connection
- Saul Nurseries
- American Hydrotech
- Wayne's Wholesale
- Carolina Stonecrops
- Gotham Green Roof Nursery
- Green Roof Consultancy (for expert green roof plant advice)
- Gary Grant (for green roof plant consultancy)
- Blackdown Horticultural Consultants
- British Wild Flower Plants
- East of Eden
- Viveristes de Girona
- Toits Verts
|Yucca Filamentosa, Native Green Roof Species|
- Water conservation
- Providing much need native habitat for wildlife
- Providing a place for endangered plants to grow
- Preservation of endemic plant DNA pools
- Providing native seed source helping in the fight against exotic invasive species
- Beautiful Wildflower Garden
- Loret's Blah Blah Blog
- Midwest Native Plants and Gardens
- Wildflower Farm Blog
- Loret with Loret's BlahBlah Blog commented recently on the use of two Florida native plant species, Agave decipiens and Lespedeza capitata.
Both these species can be grown on green roofs with success, especially when planted as partner species. The native agave provides a windbreak and shade to the clover while the clover provides NH3 and NO3 as fertilizer to the agave.
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Yucca filamentosa, Adam's Needle is another proven green roof native plant species.
When choosing a green roof plant consult with a local horticulturist and discuss the different plant species appropriate for the site's ecosystem. Consider native plant species as appropriate choices to encourage biodiversity, conserve water and provide habitat.
Green roof planting design do not have to be exclusively native or non-natives. Native species may be integrated into any standard green roof planting design.
However, with the many ecological benefits native plant species can offer our urban rooftops, it may well benefit all to look to wildflowers for the next green roof project plant design.