Recommended Sources for Native Plants

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
3613 Harmony Highway
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

Growing Wild Nursery
1455 Arthur Teague Rd.
Siler City, NC 27344
919-200-2677
www.growingwildnursery.com/
Native plants

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

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

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
P.O. Box 550
Weaverville, NC 28787
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