Where Can I Buy Native Plants?

We recommend that local genotype plant material be used for your restoration site. This insures that the plants you install will be highly adapted to your region, and this practice protects nearby wild plant populations from being overwhelmed by potentially mal-adapted genes. Therefore, we recommend that you purchase plant materials from a grower in your region.

Illinois

North

  • Aquatic Nursery
  • 38 W 135 McDonald Rd
  • Elgin, IL 60124
  • 847.741.7678
  • rdsteinbach [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wholesale, retail, plants
  • Glacier Oaks Nursery
  • 8216 White Oaks Rd
  • Harvard, IL 60033
  • 815.482.7404
  • glonursery [at] owc [dot] net or
  • gonatives [at] owc [dot] net
  • http://www.glacieroaksnursery.com/
  • Native Trees and Shrubs - Propagating and Contract Growing Native Plants
  • Natural Communities
  • Batavia, IL 60510
  • 331.248.1016
  • NaturalCommunities.IL [at] gmail [dot] com
  • https://naturalcommunities.net/
  • We enable the public to purchase a diverse selection of native plants by bringing native plants to local public events and through eCommerce.
  • Midwest Groundcovers
  • Address varies by provider
  • Phone varies by provider
  • http://www.midwestgroundcovers.com/
  • Midwest Groundcovers features Natural Garden NativesĀ®, a branded line of local ecotype native plants. The website has all the locations where Natural Garden Natives can be purchased.
  • Pizzo Native Plant Nursery, LLC
  • 10729 Pine Road
  • Leland, IL 60531
  • 815.981.8000
  • gracek [at] pizzonursery [dot] com
  • http://www.pizzonursery.com
  • We provide over 400 species of local eco-type native plants, including various forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, as well as a few sedums, vines, and shrubs. View our current availability.
  • Prairie Earth Nursery
  • 15588 TR 1400 E
  • Bradford IL 61421
  • Jim Alwill
  • 309.897.9911
  • Jim_alwill [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wholesale, retail, mail, contract. Plants, Seeds.
  • Red Buffalo Nursery
  • 10502 Seaman Rd.
  • Hebron, IL 60034
  • 815.648.4838
  • jack [at] redbuffalonursery [dot] com
  • http://www.redbuffalonursery.com/
  • Specialize in plants native to the prairies, wetlands, savannas, and forests of Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. Wholesale and at Farmer's Markets. Landscaping, restoration consultions done.
  • Restoration Landscaping
  • PO Box 2176
  • Kankakee, IL 60901
  • 815.295.0087
  • Facebook page
  • RestorationLandscaping [at] ymail [dot] com
  • Order seed or plants via Facebook, email or phone. Visit the nurseries by appointment. Provide seeds and live plants of 119+ mostly multi-local-ecotype.
  • Simply Native Nursery
  • 2 State Hwy 94, 681 State Hwy 135
  • Alexis IL 61412
  • Kathy Hale-Johnson
  • 309.371.9598
  • contact [at] simplynativenursery [dot] com
  • http://www.simplynativenursery.com/
  • Retail, mail, plants

Central

  • Boehm's Garden Center
  • 708 Macomb Road
  • Rushville, IL 62681
  • 217-322-6644
  • louie [at] bodenhamerfarms [dot] com
  • http://www.boehmsgardencenter.com/
  • Wholesale, retail. Plants.
  • Genesis Nursery
  • 23200 Hurd Road
  • Tampico, IL 61283
  • 815.438.2220
  • info [at] genesisnurseryinc [dot] com
  • http://www.genesisnurseryinc.com/
  • Offers Northwest Illinois genotypes of prairie, wetland, and savanna seeds and plants.
  • Grand Prairie Friends
  • P.O. Box 36
  • Urbana, IL 61803
  • webmaster [at] grandprairiefriends [dot] org
  • Offers native plants each spring on Mother's Day weekend and at the Urbana Farmers' Market.
  • Naturescapes Nursery
  • 1674 N Bluff Rd
  • Collinsville IL 62234
  • Nancee Kruescheck
  • 618.344.8841
  • plants57 [at] aol [dot] com
  • http://www.naturescapesnursery.com/
  • Wholesale, retail, plants

South

  • Bluestem Prairie Nursery
  • 13197 E. 13th Road
  • Hillsboro, IL 62049
  • 217.532.6344
  • bluestemnursery@yahoo.com
  • Offers local genotype prairie seeds and bare-root plants. Free catalog.
  • Vienna Nursery
  • PO Box 306, 980 Rte 45 S
  • Vienna IL 62995
  • George Gellner
  • 618.658.3621
  • jvnursery [at] frontier [dot] com
  • Wholesale, retail. Plants.