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This series of brochures were developed to educate Delawareans about the problem of invasive plants in the landscape. Plants on the Delaware Invasive Species List that are still bought and sold in the nursery and landscape industry are highlighted in “Plants for a Livable Delaware” and at least 10 alternative plants are suggested to replace the popular invasive plant found in many home landscapes.
Plants for a Livable Delaware is a campaign to identify and promote superior plants that thrive without becoming invasive.
A Livable Delaware plant must:
- Possess adaptable characteristics to landscape situations (i.e. drought resistant, tolerant of poor soils, etc.)
- Pose no potential threat as an invasive plant
- Have no serious disease or insect problems
- Be hardy to Delaware
Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.
Disclaimer: Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension or bias against those not mentioned.