NATIVE PLANT NURSERIES of the MIDWEST

 

Nurseries listed below requested that MIPN include their name (at no cost) in this regional listing of companies providing native plants and seeds. Some companies specialize in local ecotype natives while others offer species that are native to the United States, but not necessarily to the Midwest. Not all exotic (non-native) species are invasive, so we have tagged companies who sell at least one species included on MIPN's invasive plant list with a "+" as a reminder to choose vendors and species carefully.  

The purpose of this directory is not to endorse or recommend any particular business or strategy, but to provide options for CISMAs and other land managers seeking native plant material. Click here to download a sortable Excel spreadsheet and here to download a comprehensive pdf directory, each with more detailed information about each company and their products, or click on the company name below to reach their website, if available. Click on contact names to send an email (if you don't have Outlook, right click to copy the email address). For additions or corrections to this directory, please contact the MIPN coordinator.

If you are looking for help with revegetation/restoration project planning and implementation, click here for our directory of ecological service providers. 

ILLINOIS

         
Company Name Contact Phone Location Plant Material Market
Blazing Star Inc. Caron 815-338-4716 Woodstock Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Boehm's Garden Center Carey Boehm-Corrie 217-322-6644 Rushville Native and exotic Retail
Country Rd Greenhouses Bryan/Peggy Redington 815-384-3311 Rochelle Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Genesis Nursery, Inc. Will Powers 815-438-2220 Tampico Local ecotype Wholesale >$100
Midwest Groundcovers   847-742-1790 St Charles Exotic+, native and local Wholesale
Natural Communities Nicholas Fuller 331-248-1016 Batavia Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Pizzo Native Plant Nursery Jack Pizzo 815-981-8000 Leland Local and native to US Wholesale
Possibility Place Nursery Kelsay Shaw 708-534-3988 Monee Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Red Buffalo Nursery Jack Kaskel 815-678-4848 Richmond Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Simply Native Nursery Kathy Hale-Johnson 309-371-9598 Alexis Local ecotype Wholesale >$500
Southernwood Gardens Eric Stahlheber 618-697-3798 Alto Pass Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Walnut Creek Nursery Gene Redlin 630-513-5105 Marengo Exotic+, native, and local Wholesale
           

INDIANA

         
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Mark O'Brien 574-586-2412 Walkerton Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Dancing Bee Farmzzz Thomas Ostler 765-639-1968 Anderson Native to US Retail and Wholesale
Deep Roots Garden Center  Ramsay Harik  317-590-0239 Bloomington Local ecotype Retail
Heartland Restoration Services Michael Van Laeken 260-489-8511 Fort Wayne Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Naturally Native Nursery Jan Hunter 419-833-2020 South Bend Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Riverview Nursery Martha Ferguson 260-704-5092 Spencerville Local ecotype Retail
           

IOWA

         
Allendan Seed Company Dan Allen 515-462-1241 Winterset Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Blooming Prairie Nursery Bob Wubben  515-971-7350 Carlisle Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Hall Roberts' Son, Inc. Chris Hoffert 563-864-7421 Postville    
The Prairie Flower Bev Rutter 712-262-5864 Spencer Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Welter Seed and Honey Co via email 800-470-3325 Onslow Exotic+, native, seed only Retail and Wholesale
           

KENTUCKY

         
Dropseed Native Plant Nursery Margaret Shea 502-439-9033 Goshen, KY Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
           

MICHIGAN

         
Alpha Nurseries, Inc. Jeff Busscher 269-857-7804 Holland Native to US Wholesale >$100
Hidden Savanna Nursery Chad Hughson 269-352-3876 Kalamazoo Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Michigan Wildflower Farm Esther Durnwald 517-647-6010 Portland Local ecotype, seed only Retail and Wholesale
Vans Pines Nursery Gary Van Slooten 616-399-1620 West Olive Native to US Wholesale
Walters Seed Company Sandy Slager 616-355-7333 Holland Exotic+ and native Specialty seed gifts
Wildtype Native Plants Bill Schneider 517-244-1140 Mason Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
           

MINNESOTA

         
Albert Lea Seed Matt Helgeson 800-352-5247 Albert Lea Exotic+ and native Retail and Wholesale
Blazing Star Gardens Dustin Demmer 507-402-8337 Clarks Grove Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Landscape Alternatives, Inc. Roy Robison 651-257-4460 Shafer   Wholesale
Natural Shore Technologies Rob Langer 612-703-7581 Independence Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Out Back Nursery, Inc. Tom Tennant 651-438-2771 Hastings Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Prairie Moon Nursery Bill Carter 507-452-1362 Winona Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Prairie Restorations, Inc. Mike Evenocheck 763-631-9430 Princeton Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Shooting Star Native Seeds via email 507-498-3944 Spring Grove Local ecotype, seed only Retail and Wholesale
           

MISSOURI

         
Hamilton Native Outpost Amy Hamilton 417-967-2190 Elk Creek Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery W Mervin Wallace 573-496-3492 Jefferson City Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Schwope Brothers Tree Farms via email 816-796-3519 Independence Native to US Wholesale >$20,000
GrowNative.org resource guide 

 

         

OHIO

         
Companion Plants Inc Peter Borchard 740-592-4643 Athens Exotic+ and native Retail
GoNativesNow Susan Saari 513-932-6428 Lebanon Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Keystone Flora Diana Boyd 513-319-3288 Cincinnati Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Native Ohio Plants via email   Tipp City Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Natives in Harmony Gale E. Martin 419-688-9800 Marengo Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Nodding Onion Gardens Beth Coyne 440-503-2518 Columbia Station Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Scioto Gardens Michael Johnson 740-363-8264 Delaware Native to US Retail and Wholesale
           

PENNSYLVANIA

         
Ernst Conservation Seeds Calvin Ernst 814-671-4840 Meadville, PA Exotic+ and native Wholesale
           

WISCONSIN

         
Chief River Nursery Dean Koch 800-367-9254 Grafton Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Creative Edge Landscapes Robert Livingston 262-877-2805 Twin Lakes   Retail
Deer Creek Seed, Inc Joel Hagen 320-260-4674 Ashland    
Dragonfly Gardens Cheryl Clemens 715-268-7660 Amery Local, native, and exotic Retail and Wholesale
Everwilde Farms Steve Sykora 888-848-3837 Sand Creek Exotic+ and native Retail and Wholesale
Grandpa Ray Outdoors John O'Brion 608-235-0628 Madison Exotic+ and native Wholesale
GreenLine Synergy Robert Livingston 262-877-3741 Twin Lakes Local ecotype Wholesale
Heritage Flower Farm Betty Adelman 262-662-0804 Mukwonago Exotic+ and native Retail and Wholesale
Hickory Road Gardens Jim Bray 715-693-6446 Mosinee Local ecotype Wholesale
Kester's Nurseries Patricia/David Kester 920-685-2929 Omro Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Kinnickinnic Natives Wayne Huhnke 715-222-6910 River Falls Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
LJ Reas Environ. Consulting Lisa J. Reas 920-291-7787 Green Lake Local ecotype Retail
Marshland Aquatic Nursery Thomas Traxler, Jr 920-361-4200 Berlin Local ecotype Wholesale
Midwest Prairies Carl Korfmacher 800-382-1133 Edgerton   Retail and Wholesale
Northwind Perennial Farm  Roy Diblik 262-248-8229 Burlington Exotic+ and native Retail and Wholesale
PottedTrees.com Dean Koch 800-424-9124 Grafton Local and native to US Retail and Wholesale
Prairie Future Seed Company Randy R. Powers 262-820-0221 Menomonee Falls Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Pulaski Warehouse John 920-822-3536 Pulaski Exotic+, native, seed only Retail and Wholesale
Reeseville Ridge Nursery Darrell/Mary Kromm 920-927-3291 Reeseville Local, native, and exotic Retail and Wholesale
River Country RC&D Linda Luberda 715-579-4916 Eau Claire Local ecotype, seed only Retail and Wholesale
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens  Justin Kroening  920-713-2879 DePere Native to US Retail and Wholesale
Taylor Creek Restor. Nurseries Cindy Whitehead 608-897-8641 Brodhead Local and native to US Wholesale
The Native Seed Project  Alexander Bouthilet 715-294-0340 Osceola Local ecotype Retail and Wholesale
Tiger Lily Seeds Andrea Romine 608-520-6714 Whitewater Local ecotype Retail