Choosing Your Plants
Using Calscape to find plants for your landscape
The right plants for your location
Selecting the right native plants for your location is the first and possibly most important step to creating a successful native plant garden. So, CNPS partnered with the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium to create a powerful native plant database that helps you discover the plants best suited to your property. Using Calscape.org, you can:
- Search by location, plant name, water needs, and more!
- Get detailed plant information and growing tips
- Create and share your own plant lists
- Find nurseries near you and check available inventory
The single most important factor in successfully gardening with native plants is to choose plants that naturally occur in your area.
Using Calscape is easy!
Create your account01
Creating an account will allow you to save plants to your personalized plant list. Start as many lists as you need, and share them with others!
Add plants to your list02
Add plants to your lists. Create one or many. You can also download detailed spreadsheets to bring to the nursery.
Find a nursery03
Find a nursery near you by using the interactive map tool. Check inventory right from the site to see where you can purchase your plants!
Start finding plants for your landscape! Choose a category, then enter your location.
Locally Native Plants
They are easier to grow, healthier, and require little or no artificial irrigation when they are planted in an area in which they evolved and naturally belong.