We hope you enjoy your visit to Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden!
GARDEN LOCATION: Within the bounds of H.J. Carroll Park, 9884 Rhody Drive (SR-19), Chimacum, WA – just 9 miles south of central Port Townsend. 18 miles northwest of the Hood Canal Bridge. DIRECTIONS and MAP
“The Native Plant Garden at the HJ Carroll County Park as a wonderful way to spend a morning learning about plants only found in our Pacific Northwest region. The garden has a large selection of specimens that are well identified and labeled with great information”
– Robert and Helen Klein and family, Poulsbo, WA
“I am very familiar with this garden, I have been there many times for inspiration and just to enjoy the beauty”
– Jennifer Rotermund, Port Townsend
“I never imagined (the native garden) would be so extensive and so beautifully laid out and labeled. Its a wonderful asset for both local residents and visitors . . .”
– Deanna Pumplin
✺ Come Stroll our 900 feet of garden paths to see hundreds of native plant species.
✺ Enjoy the textures, colors and fragrances of the trees, shrubs, ﬂowers, grasses and ferns.
✺ Return to witness their changing beauty during different seasons.
✺ Read the I.D. signs next to each plant to determine their features and their needs for light, moisture and soil type. This will lead you to the best placement of the plant in your
garden for optimal growth.
CREAMY STONECROP (Crassulaceae)
Sedum oregonense. Herbaceous perennial. 6” flower stem. Full sun to partial shade. Dry rocky soil. Flowering shoots have pale yellow to creamy blossoms turning pinkish in late summer. Blooms early to mid summer. Rosettes of fleshy green rounded leaves on 1.5” long stems. Plant in a rock garden to attract butterflies. Found on dry rocky slopes at mid to high elev. from AK south to CA.
✺ To bring the essence of nature into your landscape, read the descriptions of the
ecosystem/garden beds on the kiosk board.
✺ Go to a bed you are interested in by studying the color-coded map and
following the named green signs in the garden. (show photo of green signs) Here you may notice some of the typical characteristics seen in that terrain in the wild.
✺ For ideas on how to re-create this “appearance” in your home garden, click on “The Garden” tab and again on your chosen plant community. Scroll down to “In Your
Garden” and read the suggestions.
FOR MORE GUIDANCE
✺ Print out the Plant Lists from the Garden page of this website and bring them along when you visit.
✺ Study the educational posters on the kiosk board
✺ Become a member of the Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society
To learn more about local efforts using native plants for salmon recovery, visit nosc.org