Sustainable Conservation and PlantRight have partnered to work on reducing invasive plants that are sold or traded in the horticultural industry. As a contractor and partner with these two great organizations, I wanted to share their most recent update for 2016!:
We are excited to share the 2016 PlantRight Plant List which you may view or download, here.
As in the past, this list includes the top priority (i.e. most commonly sold) invasive garden plants in California, along with more than 30 non-invasive plants that serve as exceptional alternatives. We hope you all appreciate our new, more user-friendly design! We were very excited to “retire” three new plants during this last cycle, after being found at fewer than 1% of nurseries. These plants are still invasive, and should not be used for gardening or landscaping in climate zones where they are problematic, but are no longer our highest priorities.
To date, 15 of the 19 plants on our first list (developed in 2006) have been retired, and we are delighted by the progress we have been able to achieve together. However, our work is not done yet – plants like Mexican feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima), green fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum), and periwinkle (Vinca major) remain popular among gardeners throughout the state. With this latest update, our focus has been renewed and we are as determined as ever to achieve positive change through collaboration.
If you are interested in learning more about these updates and the process behind our list, please visit:Process for Updates.
PlantRight is here as your go-to resource on horticultural invasive plants and suggested alternatives. And if you’d appreciate a bit of levity in the invasive plants conversation, here’s an article to help you turn those conversations into a little more action. Get ready to channel your inner Elvis at: Less Conversation, More Action. (P.S. Don’t miss the fun 4 minute video.)
We are grateful for your partnership and support in promoting exclusively non-invasive plants for California! We couldn’t do this without you.
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