Purple coneflower (Ellen Jacquart)
Leather flower vine (Hilary Cox)
Garden phlox (Fiona Becker)
Great spangled fritillary on swamp milkweed (Ellen Jacquart)
Rough blazing star (Keith Board)
Swamp rose (Ellen Jacquart)
Blazing star (Chris Helzer)
Purple coneflower and black eyed susans
Wild bergamot with regal fritillary (Derek Luchik)
Purple coneflower (Ellen Jacquart)
Queen of the Prairie (Wendy Ford)
Carolina allspice (Anita Bracalente)
Coral honeysuckle (John Pohl)
Red chokeberry (Laura Stine)
Virginia sweetspire (Laura Stine)
Maple-leaved viburnum (Steve Sass)
Coral honeysuckle (John Pohl)
Red Maple (Keith Board)
Virginia creeper (Mike Homoya)
Red maple (Anita Bracalante)
Cardinal Flower (V. Wilkins)
Fragrant sumac (Hilary Cox)
Sourwood (Anita Bracalante)
Tall coreopsis (Ellen Jacquart)
Crossvine (Hilary Cox)
Yellow coneflower (Ellen Jacquart)
Western sunflower (Ellen Jacquart)
Tall coreopsis (Ellen Jacquart)
Black-eyed Susan (Wendy Ford)
Halictid bee on sunflower species (Martin Lucas)
Butterflyweed (Ellen Jacquart)
American bittersweet (USGS)
Red admirals on butterflyweed (Martin Lucas)
Sourwood (A. Bracalante)
Syrphid fly on Ohio spiderwort (Martin Lucas)
Purple prairie clover (Derek Luchik)
Ohio spiderwort (Ellen Jacquart)
Wild petunia (Wendy Ford)
Blue false indigo (Anita Bracalante)
Downy skullcap (Fiona Becker)
Bumblebee on wild blue lupine (Martin Lucas)
(Tall blazing star) Keith Board
Blue Flag Iris (E. Jacquart)
New England Aster
Buy Native Directory — Invasive-Free Grow Native Members
|More and more gardeners are buying native because of all the advantages these plants provide. The best selection of native plants in Indiana can be found at our Invasive-Free Grow Native member businesses. These are nurseries and garden centers that offer Indiana native plants for sale and refuse to sell listed Indiana invasive plants because of the damage they cause. Firms included in our list are shown on the map to the right, and are listed alphabetically below.
Where possible, we provide information on what percent of each provider’s stock is native, whether they offer local genotype stock, and whether they use neonicotinoid insecticides. Next to the business name we also note which sellers are wholesale, and which have limited sale dates (e.g. sell only a few days a year).
A list of Grow Native members who sell Indiana native plants but also sell invasive plants can be found here.
|9127 S. Roberts Road
|We carry a variety of native, ornamental, and edible plants. We do not use any chemicals on our plants, and are pursuing organic certification.Our inventory is available online and we do our best to keep it up to date. You can find our inventory at http://breadandrosesnursery.com/shop/
|128 Sunset Drive
Walkerton, IN 46574
|Product includes certified and genotype native seed, custom seed mixes, prairie, woodland, upland, wetland plants and seed, native grasses, trees and shrubs. Bioengineering erosion control materials, vegetated coir logs, fascines, wattles. Custom and contract growing, all sizes, plugs and liners to quarts and gallons for restoration and native landscaping projects. Catalog available. Full environmental consulting services with expertise in assessment, wetlands, streams, natural stormwater management, permitting, mitigation, restoration, maintenance and monitoring.|
|2000 E. 151st St.
Carmel, IN 46033
|We provide native plants purchased from Cardno and Woody Warehouse. As of July 2017, we sell these native plants in our greenhouse: White Oak (Quercus alba), Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea), Showy black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa), Purple Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum), and Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis).
|901 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
|Cool Ponds is a full service water garden installer and retailer open to the public. Stroll the gardens, get help from friendly and expert staff, and find everything for your water feature from filters to plants to pond fish! Cool Ponds sells native terrestrial plants for a limited time in the spring and native water plants during the growing season.|
Anderson, IN 46012
|Dancing Bee Farmzzz is a DNR licensed and inspected nursery that focuses on native plant varieties, and we focus on planting natives for our various pollinators.|
|3220 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
|Deep Roots Garden Center specializes in native plants, almost all straight species and seed-grown. We are committed to providing organic, locally-sourced, and socially responsible products. We carry native trees, shrubs, perennial flowers, shade plants, and grasses, as well as indoor plants, veggie/herb/annual starts, seeds, birdseed, and a large assortment of gardening supplies.
Deep Roots Garden Center is conveniently located at Bloomingfoods East, near College Mall, and features plants from a number of local Grow Native growers.
|1205 S. Buckeye Lane
Goshen, KY 40026
|100% native plant material. All local genotypes. Dropseed is a wholesale and retail nursery. Hours are by appointment and on scheduled weekends in the spring and fall. Dropseed staff offer design and planning of natural areas restoration and home landscapes. We also install and maintain native landscapes.|
|8685 West Vernal Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404
|Indiana small business dedicated to providing the highest quality ecological restoration services for our customers. Upon the opening of our nursery in 2016, Eco Logic is now selling a diversity of plants native to Indiana, specializing in wildflowers, grasses, & sedges, as well as ferns, shrubs, and trees. Eco Logic’s mission is to establish and restore native plant communities and the ecological processes they support throughout Indiana and our neighboring states. 100% native.|
|3734 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017
|Our sale is in Mounds State Park and is only held one day a year. We only sell native plants, both sun and shade. To find information on the date of this year’s sale, go to http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2442.htm|
|6201 Parrish Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323
|Over 100 species of flowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs; including prairie, wetland, shade and woodland are for sale at our annual one day plant sale.See our website for details. Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to encourage biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for profit, environmental, educational, and advocacy organization.|
|2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
|The Hamilton County Master Gardeners holds a spring plant sale each year with thousands of plants, many of them native species. For details on the sale, go to http://www.hcmga.org/.|
|1717 East Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
|The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District holds a spring native plant kit sale (orders due May 1) and a fall native tree sale (orders due September). All proceeds go back to conservation and education projects. Free conservation planning assistance and small grants are available for Hamilton County residents.
Learn more and order online at www.hamiltonswcd.org
The SWCD provides technical and outreach assistance to urban and agricultural property owners and provides our community with conservation leadership and quality service dedicated to improving and sustaining our natural resources.
|14921 Hand Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
|100% native plant material. Wholesale nursery; product includes prairie, woodland, wetland plants, native grasses, trees & shrubs; suppliers of local genotype seed and custom grown plants; offers range of environmental consulting services including installation and management of native landscapes including prescribed burns and limited herbicide applications /exotic species control of those ecosystems, erosion/sedimentation control, soil bioengineering, wetland mitigation, section 401/404 permitting, environmental assessments, habitat evaluations.|
|2920 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
|The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is a nonprofit-owned museum and historic site with all programming and initiatives overseen by volunteers. Our Daisy Days Plant Sale (named for property donor, Daisy Hinkle Garton) started in 2005 and features native plants sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery in Muncie, Indiana. Plugs not sold in one year are over-wintered and re-potted as more mature specimens. Because we are a small operation and always working to propagate more options, our stock at the time of our sale or at other times may also include native trees.|
|7480 North Howard Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
|100% native, certified organically-grown plants. Species are sourced from Midwest states. We offer a large selection of native prairie, woodland, and aquatic plants, all grown certified organic! If you are interested in buying plants direct from us at our farm, contact Dave Rollo at 812-272-2207. Plants are also for sale at the Deep Roots Garden Center.
|7725 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
|Offering a wide variety of native and non-native plants, including annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, and vegetable plants as well as student art work. See website for details on sale dates.
|708 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
|Indiana Wildlife Federation has been a strong advocate for healthy wildlife habitats since our inception in 1938. For the past nine years we have been partnering with local Indiana native plant nursery, Cardno, to offer our members and the general public opportunities to purchase native Indiana plants to help their backyard and local ecosystems thrive while offering habitat to native wildlife species. We promote this sale annually starting in spring and going through the summer months. To assist people in finding the plants that fit their own desires we split them up into different “kits” varying from focuses on wetland varieties to those best suited for our native pollinators. Each kit comes with ten different native plants, five plugs per plant species, giving each person a total of 50 plugs of native Indiana plants. Also offered are native bare root trees and shrubs including species such as the White Oak and Elderberry. We also offer native wildflower seed packets through the sale. See website for more details.
|Sale location in Indianapolis varies; see website for details.
|This popular free event is INPAWS’ biggest fundraiser and our most effective way to reach the public. It takes place annually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. All plants sold are native. See website for more details.|
|5081 Wooden Shoe Hollow Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45232
|We grow and sell native plants indigenous to our part of the Midwest near Cincinnati Ohio. Our plants are nursery grown from seeds and cuttings without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Gift certificates and group tours are available! Call or send us an email for more information.|
|604 S. Quail Run Road
|In line with the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Native Plant Program, the Knox County CWMA will be selling some native plants at a couple of events this year, including the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, the Knox County Fair, and Knox County Nature Days. We are proud to supply exclusively native plants, and most of the seeds are hand collected in Knox County (so local ecotype as well). We want to illustrate the benefits of native plants and how they can be beautiful in gardens, wildlife plots, and more. We will have a variety of herbaceous wildflowers, grasses, and a couple shrubs and vines. For details on the sales or questions about specific plants, email Will Drews, Natural Resource Specialist with the Knox County SWCD, at email@example.com|
|7092 North Shilo Road
Unionville, IN 47468
|Native ferns (as well as house plants and other greenhouse produce) can be purchased at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market (both Saturdays and Tuesdays) and the Bean Blossom Farmer’s Market, as well as at the Deep Roots Garden Center.|
Greenfield, IN 46140
|We grow and sell ball and burlap native hardwoods including red oak, white oak, chinqapin oak, hard and soft maple, and many other varieties, all native to Indiana. We also sell paw paw trees and fruit, and persimmons and many varieties of wild edible greens and mushrooms.
|7871 Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Tel. 317-849-3120, Fax: 317-578-0439
|40% native plant material. Retail nursery (by appointment); product includes prairie, woodland, wetland plants, native grasses, trees & shrubs. Services include residential and commercial landscape design, installation, maintenance.|
13600 Connor Knoll Parkway,
Fishers, IN 46038
|100% native plant material. Seasonal plant sale with over 120 species every year. Buy as few or as many as you like, in any combination. Please visit our website for plant sale location and hours and opportunities for advance ordering. Subscribe to our website for early notification of our sale. Special orders and inquiries welcomed to make your project a success. Genotypes mostly local to Indiana, but if customers need a specific genotype they should let George know in advance.|
20525 Johnson Road,
South Bend, IN 46614
|We grow from native seed a wide variety of plant species for home, governmental or commercial gardens. Our nursery has flourished in its 16-year history and continues to provide many sizes of all of our plants. We work with homeowners on designs and installations. Our plants are organic, providing quality nectar, seed and shelter for wildlife. Native plants help clean water, air and soil while providing beautiful and beneficial landscaping. We will continue to grow and spread the good news of native gardening and humans’ relationship with the earth.|
|5635 County Road 72
Spencerville, IN 46788
|100% native plant material. Selling at events, farmers markets and by appointment. Riverview Nursery sells only native perennials and grasses selected for desirable landscape traits. Eighty-five percent are local genotypes adapted to NE Indiana climate, soil and wildlife. The result is a beautiful low-maintenance garden that helps restore wildlife habitat. Native plants for specialty gardens, such as rain gardens, lakeshores, butterflies, birds, pollinators and cut gardens, are available.|
|2220 East Fuson Road
Muncie, IN 47302
|We have produced native herbaceous plugs and seeds from Indiana genetic origins for over 20 years. Seed mixes are available for conservation programs. 100% Native. Wholesale only.|
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(No sign or mailbox) Tel. 765-463-2994
|100% of plants sold are native including over 30 wildflower species and 25 species of trees, shrubs and vines.Species lists are available. Plants are grown from seed collected from native specimens in the Lafayette area. Owner Walt Beineke has been in business for over 20 years. Nursery visits are by appointment only. Also available is LogArt – native plants planted in hollow logs.|
|1812 Troxel Drive, Suite C3
Lafayette, IN 47909
|The Tippecanoe County SWCD conducts annual native plant sales each year. Flowers and grasses are sold in spring, while trees and shrubs are sold in the fall. Our spring sale plants are purchased from Spence Restoration Nursery, which only sells native species. Our fall sale plants are purchased from Woody Warehouse, which also provides only native species. Typically, we offer 30 species of forbs, 5 species of graminoids and a rain garden, pollinator and shade/woodland mix for our spring sale. We offer 40 species of native trees and shrubs for our fall sale. For details see our website|
|2782 West 540 South, Vallonia, IN 47281
|98% native plant material (all except Norway spruce are native). Product includes trees & shrubs, available to Indiana landowners only. Genotypes local to Indiana and Midwest.|
|400 E. 6th Street
Sheridan, IN 46069
Tel. 219-669-9075 http://backyardwildflowers.weebly.com/
|I am a local business that strictly sells 100% indigenous, native Indiana species. Additionally, I am a naturalist with knowledge about wildflowers and their benefits. My current stock includes prairie dock, golden alexanders, bundleflower, blue eyed grass, thimbleweed, blazing star, rose mallow.
|3216 W. Co. Rd. 850 N.
Lizton, IN 46149
Tel. 317-994-5487 http://www.woodywarehouse.com
|Ninety-five percent of the trees we grow are from seed collected by hand from native tree stands in our region. This ensures consistent adaptability and growth of the tree for decades beyond our lifetime. We propagate this seed in our greenhouses and outdoor production areas until the tree or shrub reaches the desired size and health for shipment to our customers.
OTHER NATIVE PLANT RESOURCES
Many companies outside Indiana provide native plants either at their location or by mail order. Several national websites contain more comprehensive lists of sources.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers a location search as well as a species name search by location.
US EPA, Green Landscaping Site provides lots of information about landscaping with native plants. Clicking on “Great Lakes Native Plants” takes you to a page of resources for Midwest native plants.
PlantNative, a clearinghouse of native plant resources, provides search capability for nursery plants by state as well as a regional plant list finder.
Native Plant Bibliography, provided by the Ohio State University Extension Office, lists vendors and mail order companies for the Midwest as well as other resources.