Plant Sources

Many people who enjoy seeing native plants in the wild also like to grow them in their own gardens, so ANPS is providing a list of regional nurseries which sell native plant materials. The following nurseries sell responsibly sourced native plant materials, but some also sell non-native species and native cultivars.

As the interest in growing native plants has increased, so has the availability of native cultivars. There are columnar trees and dwarf shrubs, perennials with long lasting or unusual floral displays in trendy colors, and cultivars bred for exceptional fruit, disease resistance, fall color, and other desirable characteristics. These plants help expand the appeal of growing native plants and the roles they can fill in garden settings, but there are some tradeoffs to growing them. The characteristics that make cultivars attractive to the gardening public may make them less appealing, and even detrimental in some cases, to pollinators and wildlife (see xerces.org/blog/cultivar-conundrum), and the uniform characteristics that make them selling points for buyers come at the expense of preserving genetic diversity.

To make the biggest impact in preserving biodiversity and supporting wildlife, ANPS recommends buying plants grown from locally sourced seed and prioritizing species that grow wild in your area by buying straight species instead of cultivars.

The following is a list of regional nurseries that either specialize in growing native species or have native plant materials in their inventory.

ARKANSAS:

Holland Wildflower Farm
Elkins, AR
479-283-6709
Website: hollandwildflowerfarm.com

Ozark Native Plants
St. Paul, AR
Website: ozarknativeplants.com

Pine Ridge Gardens
London, AR
479-293-4359
Website: pineridgegardens.com

River Valley Horticultural Products, Inc.
Little Rock, AR
501-821-4770
Website: rivervalleyhp.com

White River Nursery
Fayetteville, AR
479-442-2061
Website: whiterivernursery.com

Wild Streak Native Plants
Fayetteville, AR
479-935-0700
Website: facebook.com/wildstreakplants

Woodland Wonders Nursery
Gilbert, AR
870-221-1143
Website: facebook.com/woodland.wonders.nursery

MISSOURI:

Critsite Prairie and Wetland Center
Belton, MO
816-331-9738
Website: critsite.com

Forrest Keeling Nursery
Elsberry, MO
573-898-5571
Website: fknursery.com

Hamilton Native Outpost
Elk Creek, MO
417-967-2190
Website: hamiltonnativeoutpost.com

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Jefferson City, MO
573-496-3492
Website: mowildflowers.net

Ozark Soul Native Plants
Thornfield, MO
Website: www.ozarksoul.com
Email: natives@ozarksoul.com

If you would like your nursery listed and you will certify that you don’t obtain your plants from the wild, please contact the webmaster.