I have a terrace in NYC and would like to consider planting native plants.

I am just getting started at gardening. Is there a way to learn about New York flowering plants?


One critical thing to know about planting on terraces is the impact the wind and exposure will have on your plants. To protect your investment, select plants that are hardy to 2 USDA growing zones lower than your location. If you choose something that your really want for your terrace but its just on the margin of hardiness, keep it in a planter that can be moved closer to the wall of your home for added shelter and warmth when it gets really cold.

For information on natives, we have a guide that can get you started on the subject with a list of suggested plants to try. Another excellent resource is the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Their website has an excellent  search tool to find plants of all descriptions native to any state you select. Other sources of high quality information regarding native plants in our area include:

Happy gardening!

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  • Last Updated Aug 05, 2022
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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