plant sale_1The North Carolina Coastal Federation is currently hosting its annual Native Plant Sale at its headquarters office in Newport.

Stop by any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase plants that will brighten up homes and yards while also providing habitat for birds, butterflies and other animals.

Native plants make for beautiful and low-maintenance landscape, as many are hardy and drought-resistant. Prices start at just $4.

Included among the many plants for sale are the highbush blueberry, eastern purple coneflower and bald cypress, and there is an assortment of flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses available. Each plant comes with a card that contains information for the best growing practices and tips for healthy plant growth. Staff will also be on site to answer any questions about soil type and exposure.

Some of our plants are also 2015-2016 Area Select Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.

The federation also has rain barrels for purchase, which are great for garden and plant irrigation — they also reduce stormwater runoff.rain barrel_1

The office address is 3609 N.C. 24, Newport, North Carolina, between Morehead City and Swansboro.

Please call (252) 393-8185 with questions.