Recommended Sources for Native Plants

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We hope the following information is helpful to gardeners who want to grow native plants without threatening natural populations. To the best of our knowledge, all nurseries listed here propagate their own plants. At the North Carolina Botanical Garden, we refer to conservation-oriented practices, such as propagating native plants (as opposed to collecting them from the wild), as conservation through propagation.

Conservation through propagation helps you and the environment by:

  • Supporting and encouraging ethical nursery growers
  • Assisting in the survival of native species in the wild by discouraging collection in our natural areas
  • Enhancing your garden with the beauty of nursery-propagated native plants that are more likely to survive than transplants from the wild
  • Providing you with more value dollar for dollar

The North Carolina Botanical Garden conducts a daily Plant Sale from March through October, where we offer staff- and volunteer-propagated native plants.

This list is intended as a guide for native plant gardeners and is by no means complete. It is impossible for us to list all the nurseries that propagate their own native plants. If you have questions or comments, contact us at:

Propagated Plant & Seed Sources
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
Phone 919-962-0522
Fax 919-962-3531

Many nurseries require — and we strongly suggest — that you make an appointment for your visit. If a nursery does not list a catalog price, send a business-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for return of price list or other information.

  • American Meadows
    223 Ave D, Suite 30
    Williston, VT 05495
    887-309-7333
    www.americanmeadows.com
    Seeds, bulbs, and perennials
  • California Carnivores
    2833 Old Gravenstein Hwy S
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    707-824-0433
    www.californiacarnivores.com
    Carnivorous plants
  • Campbell Family Nursery
    118 Crater Road
    Harmony, NC 28634
    704-775-2425
    http://foothillplanttreasures.blogspot.com/
    Native perennials and shrubs
  • Carolina Native Nursery
    1126 Prices Creek Rd
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    828-682-1471
    www.carolinanativenursery.com
    Wholesale and retail
    Native trees and shrubs
  • Carrboro Farmers' Market
    301 West Main St
    Carrboro, NC 27510
    Spring - Fall
    Saturdays, 7 am - 12 noon
    Winter Saturdays, 9 am - 12 noon
  • Cardno JF New Native Plant Nursery
    128 Sunset Dr
    Walkerton, IN 46574
    574-586-2412
    Free resource catalog
    Native plants and seeds
  • Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc.
    217 Clear Ridge Rd
    Union Bridge, MD 21791
    www.clearridgenursery.com
    Retail and wholesale by appointment
    Native trees and shrubs
  • Clyde Robin Seed Company, Inc.
    PO Box 411
    Santa Clara, CA 84765
    510-315-6720
    www.clyderobin.com
    Free catalog
    Seeds
  • Cure Nursery
    880 Buteo Ridge Rd
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    919-542-6186
    www.curenursery.com
    Wholesale & retail by appointment
    Native and wetland trees &shrubs
  • Elk Mountain Nursery
    PO Box 3
    Alexander, NC 28701
    828-683-9330
    www.elk-mountain.com
    Native perennials, shrubs, and trees
  • Enchanter's Garden Native Plant Nursery
    P.O. Box 82
    Hinton, WV 25951
    phone= 215-272-1843 www.enchantersgarden.com
    Native plants of the southern Appalachians
  • Ernst Conservation Seeds
    9006 Mercer Pike
    Meadville, PA 16335
    800-873-3321
    www.ernstseed.com
    Native seeds
  • Fairweather Gardens
    PO Box 330
    Greenwich, NJ 08323
    856-451-6261
    www.fairweathergardens.com
    Catalog $5
    Plants, pitcher plants
  • Fancy Fronds
    PO Box 1090
    Gold Bar, WA 98251
    360-793-1472
    www.fancyfronds.com
    Open by appointment, mail-order
    Ferns
  • Foliage Gardens
    2003 128th Ave SE
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    425-747-2998
    www.foliagegardens.com
    Catalog $2
    Ferns
  • Forestfarm
    990 Tetherow Rd
    Williams, OR 97544-9599
    541-846-7269
    www.forestfarm.com
    Plants
  • Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
    P.O. Box 22
    Crumpler, NC 28617
    336-384-2288
    www.gardensinthewood.com
    Native wildflowers and perennials
  • Gilmore Plant and Bulb Co., Inc.
    4087 Bunton Swaim Road
    Liberty, NC 27298
    800-543-7537
    www.gilmoreplantandbulbco.com
    Wholesale only
    Field and container grown trees & shrubs
  • Hanging Dog Valley Nursery
    2600 Boiling Springs Rd
    Murphy, NC 28906
    828-837-7921
    strawn@directv.net
    Wholesale only
    Woody plants
  • Hoffman Nursery
    5520 Bahama Rd
    Rougemont, NC 27572
    919-479-6620
    www.hoffmannursery.com
    Wholesale only
    Grasses, sedges, and rushes
  • Lumber River Native Plants
    7000 Livingston Rd., PO Box 42
    Gibson, NC 28343
    336-601-8787
    www.ncnativeplants.com
    Native wetland plants, wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs
  • Mail-Order Natives
    PO Box 9366
    Lee, FL 32059
    850-973-0585
    www.mailordernatives.com
    Native plants
  • Meadowbrook Nursery and We-Du Natives
    2055 Polly Spout Rd
    Marion, NC 28752
    828-738-8300
    www.we-du.com
    Plants
  • Mellow Marsh Farm
    1312 Woody Store Rd
    Siler City, NC 27344
    919-742-1200
    www.mellowmarshfarm.com
    Plants and seeds wholesale (no minimum order)
    Southeastern US natives, all grown from seed collected within 200 miles
  • Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
    9814 Pleasant Hill Rd
    Jefferson City, MO 65109
    573-496-3492
    www.mowildflowers.net
    Native pants and seeds
  • Mountain Gardens
    546 Shuford Creek Rd
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    828-675-5664
    www.mountaingardensherbs.com
    Medicinal herbs
  • "My Garden" Plants Company
    2243 Rockhill Road
    Castle Hayne, NC 28429-5384
    910-508-7743
    Native trees, shrubs, ground covers, grasses, wildflowers
  • Nearly Native Nursery
    776 McBride Road
    Fayetteville, GA 30215
    770-460-6284
    www.nearlynativenursery.com
    Native plants and seeds
  • New England Wildflower Society
    180 Hemenway Rd
    Framingham, MA 01701
    508-877-7630
    www.newenglandwild.org/grow/2009-wildflower-seed-sale
    Seeds
  • Niche Gardens
    1111 Dawson Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    919-967-0078
    www.nichegardens.com
    Specializing in native perennials
  • North Creek Nurseries, Inc.
    388 North Creek Rd
    Landenberg, PA 19350
    877-ECO-PLUG
    www.northcreeknurseries.com
    Native perennials, ferns, grasses, vines
  • Overhill Gardens
    1404 Citico Rd
    Vonore, TN 37885
    423-925-2288
    www.overhillgardens.com
    Shrubs, grasses, ferns, trees, wildflowers
  • Painters Greenhouse
    734 Roy Moore Road/State Rd. 1104
    Old Fort, NC 28762
    828-668-7225
    www.paintersgreenhouse.com
    Native herbaceous perennials, ferns, aquatics, shrubs & trees.
  • Pine Ridge Gardens
    PO Box 200
    London, AR 72847
    479-293-4359
    www.pineridgegardens.com
    Catalog $5/3-yr subscription
    Native plants
  • Piping Tree Gardens & Nursery
    13171 Scotchtown Rd
    Beaverdam, VA 23015
    804-227-3238
    www.pipingtreegardens.blogspot.com
    Native azaleas, hollies, and conifers
  • Plant Delights Nursery
    9241 Sauls Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    919-772-4794
    www.plantdelights.com
    Catalog — ten stamps or a box of chocolates!
    Plants and carnivorous plants
  • Prairie Moon Nursery
    32115 Prairie Ln
    Winona, MN 55987
    866-417-8156
    www.prairiemoon.com
    Free catalog
    Native plants and seeds
  • Prairie Nursery
    PO Box 306
    Westfield, WI 53964
    800-476-9453
    www.prairienursery.com
    Free catalog
    Native plants and seeds of
    wildflowers and grasses
  • Primrose Path
    921 Scottdale-Dawson Rd
    Scottdale, PA 15683
    724-887-6756
    www.theprimrosepath.com
    Heucheras, tiarellas, heucherellas
  • Red Root Native Nursery
    48 Wolfe Cove Rd
    Asheville, NC 28804 828-545-0565
    www.redrootnatives.com
    Native shrubs and perennials of southern Appalachian woodlands
  • Shooting Star Nursery
    160 Soards Rd
    Georgetown, KY 40324-9425
    502-867-7979
    www.shootingstarnursery.com
    Native plants
  • Southeastern Native Plant Nursery
    36 Kel-Co Rd
    Candler, NC 28715
    828-670-8330
    www.southeasternnatives.com
    Native shrubs, trees, perennials
  • Southern Heritage Nursery
    2556 Old Tiger Bridge Road
    Greer, SC 29651
    864-373-3660
    www.southernheritagenursery.com
    Native trees, shrubs, vines
  • Stock Seed Farms, Inc.
    28008 Mill Rd
    Murdock, NE 68407-2350
    800-759-1520
    www.stockseed.com
    Free catalog
    Seeds—prairie grasses and wildflowers
  • Sunlight Gardens
    174 Golden Ln
    Andersonville, TN 37705
    865-494-8237
    www.sunlightgardens.com
    Native plants
  • Sylva Native Nursery &Seed Co.
    3815 Roser Rd
    Glen Rock, PA 17327
    717-227-0486
    www.sylvanative.com
    Native plants &seeds
  • Taylor's Nursery
    3705 New Bern Ave
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    919-231-6161
    www.taylorsnursery.com
    Woody ornamentals
  • Wetland Plants, Inc.
    3067 Conners Dr
    Edenton, NC 27932
    252-482-5707
    www.coastalplainnursery.com
    Native herbaceous wetland plants of the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia
  • Wildseed Farms, Inc
    425 Wildflower Hills
    PO Box 3000
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    800-848-0078
    www.wildseedfarms.com
    Free catalog
    Seeds
  • Woodlanders, Inc
    1128 Colleton Ave
    Aiken, SC 29801
    803-648-7522
    www.woodlanders.net
    Plants
  • Yucca Do Nursery
    PO Box 1039
    Giddings, TX 78942
    979-542-8811
    www.yuccado.com
    Deep South plants

Updated on July 22, 2014 at 04:34:46 pm.


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