Selected for their ecological benefits and ability to thrive in a rooftop environment, South Terrace's plants are native or non-invasive adaptive species. The plant collection in made up of perennials and sedums.
Closest to the building is a mixture of low-lying Sedum, often used on vegetated roof systems because of its non-invasive and hardy properties. The meadow along the south railing is made up of different species of Southern Pennsylvania native wildflowers and grasses. Since the plants are native, they are well-adapted to the local climate, thus requiring low maintenance and little watering. Our rooftop garden includes two collections: