Sourcing Native Plants
It can sometimes be a challenge to find sources of high quality native plants. Please consult the list below as a starting point for obtaining native plants. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive and no suppliers are recommended over another. If you would like your business added to the list or want to share a source you are aware of, please email Claire Lane.
Spring sales- local:
Hamilton County SWCD Native Plant Kit Sale- order by May 10th
Prairie, Pollinator, Rain Garden, and Shade Kits available.
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society Plant Sale
Saturday May 11th 2019, Park Tudor School 9:30am
Hamilton County Master Gardener Association Spring Plant and Tree Sale
Sat. May 18th 2019, 8am - 3pm at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Noblesville
Native Plants Unlimited (Fishers)
Advance orders due March 23rd, 2019.
Pre-order pick up and onsite sales May 3-19, 2019. See website for details.
Marion Ecolab Native Plant Sale
Sunday May 5th 2019 - Indianapolis
Indiana Wildlife Federation Plant Kit Sale
The SWCD holds a fall native tree sale each year.
Orders are accepted July-August with pick up in September.
Other Vendors (year round sales/shipping available):
Hamilton County Parks - Cool Creek Nature Center - Carmel IN
A variety of native flowers and grasses available, some trees/shrubs too. Call for more info /availability (317) 774-2500.
Urban Farmer- Westfield, IN
Carndo Native Plant Nursery - Walkerton, IN- Plants and seed, will ship
Spence Restoration Nursery - Muncie, IN- (wholesale only)
Prairie Nursery - WI- Plants and seed, will ship
Prairie Moon Nursery - MN - Plants and seed, will ship
Agrecol Native Seed & Plant Nursery
Learn more about pollinator plants and gardens on the Pollinator Garden page.
Financial Assistance may be available to help you establish both small and large scale pollinator gardens, prairie plantings, and other native plantings.
Grow Indiana Natives - Invasive Free
Check out the Grow Indiana Natives "Where to Buy" directory to find a list of plant retailers across the state who sell native plants and DO NOT sell any invasive plants!
Landscape designers who use native plants are also listed with purple headers.
Want to see more natives at retailers?
Let the staff and managers of retailers know that you are looking for plants native to Indiana! If you request it, they will come!
Make sure they know you prefer un-treated plants (learn more here) and strictly natives plants as opposed to cultivars and hybrids (learn more here).
Learn more about why selecting natives is important from our tip sheet. Join with other native plant enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Indiana Native Plant Society. You don't have to be an expert to join INPAWS!
iInterested in a professional landscape design with native species?
Consider some of the following designers (not endorsements) or the look for the purple listings on the Grow Indiana Natives directory for certified designers!
Native Plants Unlimited
Mark M Holeman Inc.
Myrene's Garden Service
Surroundings by Natureworks
Vive Exterior Design