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Collection: Beat the Heat

Filling a Pacific Northwest garden with color and greenery in May is easy. The hard part is finding the right plants to keep it looking lush in hot, crispy August - especially as we're settling into the "new normal" of 90+ degree days in this climate-changed world! Fret-not, we've got this! Here's some of our faves for creating a garden that can beat the heat, conserve water, support the birds and the bees we love so much - through the dog days of summer.
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  • Arrowleaf Buckwheat
    Close-up of the showy white flower of arrowleaf buckwheat (Eriogonum compositum). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Baldhip Rose
    Showy pink flower of Rosa gymnocarpa, Baldhip Rose, another stunning Northwest Native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Beach Daisy
    Close-up of the showy lavender flower of seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Big Leaf Maple
    Iconic large leaf of the big leaf maple, Acer macrophyllum, another stunning Northwest Native Plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Birch-leaved Spiraea
    Close-up of birch-leaved spirea flower (Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida). One of the 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants, shrubs, and trees available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Blue Blossom Ceanothus
    Close-up of the showy blue flower of blue blossom ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Blue Gilia (Seeds)
    Close-up of Blue Globe Gilia flower with honey bee with purple pollen sacs.  Gilia capitata. Seed offering from Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Broadleaf Stonecrop
    Flowering broadleaf stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium). One of the 100+ species of stunning Pacific Northwest native plants, shrubs and trees available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Buckbrush
    Close-up of Buckbrush flower (Ceanothus cuneatus). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Coastal Strawberry
    Coastal Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) close-up of leaves in rock garden.  One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Madia (Seeds)
    Common madia flowers and foliage (Madia elegans). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Rush
    Growth habit of pacific rush (Juncus effusus), also known as common rush, pasture rush, or soft rush. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Coyote Bush
    An up close look at the bright green foliage of coyote bush flower (Baccharis pilularis). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Creeping Oregon Grape
    Close-up of Creeping Oregon Grape flower (Mahonia repens). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Deerbrush
    Close-up of the showy blueish-white flower of deerbrush (Ceanothus integerrimus). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Dense Sedge
    Many dense sedge (Carex densa) plants in production at the nursery. One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Douglas Aster
    Close-up of Douglas Aster flower (Symphyotrichum subspicatum / Aster subspicatum). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Fireweed
    Chamerion angustifolium, Fireweed, Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Foothill Sedge
    Tray of Foothill Sedge (Carex tumulicola). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Golden Currant
    Bumblebee visits the bright yellow flowers of a Golden Current (Ribes aureum). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Goldenrod
    Closeup photo of the golden yellow flowers of goldenrod (Solidago canadensis, Solidago lepida, Solidago elongata). One of 150+ Oregon native plants sold by Sparrowhawk Native Plants
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  • Hairy Honeysuckle
    Close-up of the showy pink flowers of hairy or pink honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available through Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Kinnikinnick
    Close-up of Kinnikinnick flowers (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Mock Orange
    Fragrant white flowers of native mock orange shrub (Philadelphus lewisii). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Nootka Rose
    Close up of pink Nootka Rose flower (Rosa nutkana) - native Oregon shrub. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Oceanspray
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  • Oregon Stonecrop
    Close-up Oregon stonecrop flower (Sedum oreganum). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Oregon Sunshine
    Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Oregon White Oak
    Silhouette of Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana) against a blue sky. Another Pacific Northwest Native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Madrone
    Growth habit of mature Pacific Madrone tree (Arbutus menziesii). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Wax Myrtle
    Small branch of Pacific Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica) covered in glossy evergreen leaves. One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pearly Everlasting
    Long-blooming, white flowers of pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Piggyback Plant
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  • Ponderosa Pine
    Close up of needles and cones on Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa). One of the many Pacific Northwest native trees available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Port Orford Cedar
    Drooping, bright green branches of Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Prairie Junegrass
    Close-up of a population of prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Stem Ceanothus
    Close-up of leaves and flowers of Red Stem Ceanothus (Ceanothus sanguineus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sawbeak Sedge
    Close-up of the golden inflorescence of Sawbeak Sedge (Carex Stipata). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Shrubby Cinquefoil
    Close-up of the yellow flower of shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa, formerly/aka Potentilla fruticosa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Snowberry
    Close up of the bright white berries on snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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