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Garden with Natives

Recommended and Approved Nurseries

Nursery Sources for Native Seeds and Plants

This information is provided for those of you who wish to buy NC native plants from NC nurseries.

We have compiled responses to our letter asking if a nursery abides by the NCNPS native plant provenance and invasive plant guidelines. We have taken a nursery's word and have not visited each one for verification.

We stated in our letter that:

"... For our purposes it's best to propagate from seed, tissue culture and vegetative cuttings and we do not deny the fact that "progress" will happen and some plants can be rescued from native extirpation. We do believe that collecting/digging native plants from the wild will not sustain the natural populations over time and we will not endorse nurseries that engage in or buy from people who engage in this activity.

As for invasives, now who can deny that Chinese Wisteria or Princess Trees aren't beautiful? But plants like these do far too much damage to our native plant life. We have created a list of invasive exotic plants in North Carolina. In the list, plant species are ranked according to their invasiveness, with Rank 1 presenting the most severe threat to native ecosystems. While we discourage the sale of any plants included on our list in Ranks 1-3, if you sell species in the most severe category, Rank 1, we will not list your business in our materials."

Nursery Information Form
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If you should visit any of these nurseries or if you know of any other good nurseries that sell NC native plants, please send your comments or have the nursery contact us at tom[at]ncwildflower.org. The nursery may fill out the Nursery Information Form and mail it in.

For additional information on selecting suppliers, you can check the list of suitable suppliers on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center web site, or those listed on the North Carolina Botanical Garden website. You may also be interested in whether a nursery is certified in NC (see also this searchable directory of Certified Nurseries and Plant Collectors of NC).

Placing a nursery on this list does not constitute an endorsement from the NC Native Plant Society

We recommend that you set up an appointment before visiting a nursery.

Nurseries, listed alphabetically

Campbell Family Nursery
Kevin Campbell
118 Crater Road
Harmony, NC 28634
Phone/Fax: 704-775-2425
Email: nativeplant@yadtel.net or campbellfamilynursery@gmail.com
Website: http://foothillplanttreasures.blogspot.com/
We are a small second and third generation family owned and operated nursery in northern Iredell county. We grow Ilex opaca named cultivars, Aesculus parviflora, Calycanthus floridus, Muhlenbergia capillaris, Panicum virgatum, and many other native perennials and plants.
Carolina Heritage Nursery
Lisa Tompkins, Vikki Tesar
6607 Sadler Road
Waxhaw, NC 28712
Phone: 704-877-6934
Email: carolinaheritagenursery@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/CarolinaHeritageNursery
Native and Heirloom plants of and for the Carolina piedmont. Retail sales at the Waxhaw Farmers Market, Matthews, NC. Farmers Market, special events and by appointment. Whole sale discount for landscapers.
Carolina Native Nursery
Bill Jones
1126 Prices Creek Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone/Fax: 828-682-1471
Email: bill@carolinanativenursery.com
Website: http://www.carolinanativenursery.com/
Carolina Wetland Services, Inc.
Gregg Antemann, PWS
Principal Biologist
550 East Westinghouse Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Mobile: 704-408-1683
Phone: 704-527-1177 ext. 101
Fax: 704-527-1133
Email: gregg@cws-inc.net
Website: www.cws-inc.net
We believe in your society's values and are involved in many grass roots efforts to stop the promotion of invasive plants and find good native plant alternatives.
Cill Ide Native Plant Nursery
Maureen Seelinger
621 Starburst Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-302-6900
Fax: 509-351-5324
Email: info@wetlandplantnursery.com
Website: http://www.wetlandplantnursery.com/
Catalog: free on the web
Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc.
Ellen J. Colodney, MD
3067 Conners Drive(Office) 812 Drummonds Point Road (Nursery)
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: 252.482.5707
Fax: 252.482.4987
Email: team@coastalplainnursery.com
Web Site: www.CoastalPlainNursery.com
Catalogue cost: view online save a tree!
Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc. provides native herbaceous wetland plants for ecosystem restoration projects including stormwater ponds and wetlands, bioretention cells, herbaceous riparian wetlands, shoreline erosion control, wastewater wetlands and habitat improvement. Our plants are container grown, of North Carolina, South Carolina, and southeastern Virginia genetic origin and propagated by seed whenever possible.
Cure Nursery
Bill & Jennifer Cure
880 Buteo Ridge Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone/Fax: 919-542-6186
Email: curenursery@mindspring.com
Website: http://www.curenursery.com
We are a wholesale nursery supplying species native to the southeast in small containers. We have been in business since 1995.
Gardens of the Blue Ridge, Inc.
Rob Fletcher
PO Box 10, 9056 Wildflower Lane
Pineola, NC 28662
Phone: 828-733-2417
Fax: 828-733-8894
Email: gardensblueridge@boone.net
Website: http://www.gardensoftheblueridge.com/
Catalog: $2.00
Family owned business since 1892, specializing in growing native plants.
Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
Dottie H Fennell
4078 Old Field Creek Road,
Grassy Creek, NC 28631
Mail: PO Box 22, Crumpler, NC 28617
Phone: 336-384-2288
Email: dottie@gardensinthewood.com
Website: www.gardensinthewood.com
Catalog: view online save a tree!
Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek is a small nursery in the mountains of NC that specializes in species perennials and native wildflowers. It is primarily a mail order business, but visitors are welcome to shop and/or pick up plants if they call ahead.
Growing Native Nursery
Sadie Adams
2171 Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Phone/Fax: 828-450-6705
Email: growingnative@gmail.com
Website: www.growingnativenursery.com
Growing Wild Nursery
Alistair Glen
193 Murphy Road
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: 910-200-2112
Email: info@growingwildnursery.net
Catalogue: Available online
Specializing in coastal plain native plants. Open by appointment
Hanging Dog Valley Nursery
John & Pam Strawn
2600 Boiling Springs Road
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone/Fax: 828-837-7921
Email: strawn@webworkz.com
Wholesale grower--field grown & container grown
Lumber River Native Plants
Jep Whitlock
7000 Livingston Road
P. O. Box 42
Gibson, NC 28343
Phone: 336-601-8787
Fax: 910-268-4679
Email: whitlocknative@att.net
Website: www.ncnativeplants.com
Catalog: Call, email or fax for plant info
We are a wholesale family owned and operated nursery specializing in native plants of the Carolinas, with an emphasis on wetland plants. Most of our plants are grown from seed that we collect throughout the Carolinas.
Mellow Marsh Farm
Sharon Day
1312 Woody Store Road
Siler City, NC 27344
Phone/Fax: 919-742-1200
Email: mellowmarsh@mindspring.com
Website: http://www.mellowmarshfarm.com/
Catalog: online plant list
We grow mostly native wetland plants, herbaceous and woody.
Mountain Landscapes and Horticulture
Sharon Eller
2323 Copeland Road
Warrensville, NC 28693
Office: 336-385-2234
Cell: 336-620-3844
"My Garden" Plants Company
Duane Truscott
2243 Rockhill Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429-5384
Phone: 910-675-1205
Email: truscottd@bellsouth.net
We grow native trees, shrubs, ground covers, grasses and many beautiful wildflowers. Keeping in mind the diverse plant communities that surround this area of the coastal plain of NC, we strive to have natives to fit your particular circumstance from filling in a hole in the perennial flower bed to restoring the native habitat that once stood where your home is today. Please feel free to contact us about plant availability or consulting about your particular needs. Sincerely, "My Garden" Plants Company
Native Roots Nursery
Matthew Pearson
571 Moseley Ave.
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: 910-385-8385
Fax: 910-592-2773
Email: sales@nativerootsnursery.com
Website: http://www.nativerootsnursery.com
Niche Gardens
Blair Durant
1111 Dawson Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-967-0078
Fax: 919-967-4026
Email: mail@nichegardens.com
Website: http://www.nichegardens.com
Catalog: Free, one per year
About 60% native, and growing with an emphasis on wildlife gardening, growing for birds, butterflies & other pollinators. Always nursery propagated, never dug from the wild.
Old Salem Garden Shop
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Vonnie Hannah, L. Robbie King
626 South Main Street (location)
600 South Main Street (mailing)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (retail) 336-721-7335, (horticulture dept) 336-721-7357
Fax: 336-721-7335
Email: vhannah@oldsalem.org
Website: www.oldsalem.org/gardens
Catalogue: none
Old Salem Museums and Gardens utilizes a specified plant list to populate not only it’s restored and interpreted gardens but also provide the inventory for its garden retail operations. This guiding plant list contains only species which are recorded as native to the surrounding region in 1759 or which were recorded in Salem prior to 1849. Old Salem Museums and Gardens propagates all of the heirloom plants employed in its museum and retail activities from authentic cultivars existing in its gardens or from certified seed retailers or seed saver exchanges.
Painters Greenhouse
Deenie & Brad Owen
734 Roy Moore Road
Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone: 828-668-7225
Email: paintersgreenhouse1@gmail.com
Website: http://www.paintersgreenhouse.com/
We offer over 80 different species of native herbaceous perennials, ferns, aquatics,shrubs & trees.
We offer both straight species and native cultivars (nativars).
Red Root Native Nursery
Jean Harrison
48 Wolfe Cove Rd.
Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-545-0565
Email: redrootnatives@gmail.com
Website: www.redrootnatives.com
Free Catalog - Plant Availability Shown On Our Website
Native Perennials and shrubs of the southern Appalachian woodlands.
Renfrow Hardware & General Merchandise
David Blackley
188 North Trade Street
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-847-4088
We are real big in vegetables, herbs, berries and native/perennials, etc. that are edible. If it grows and you can eat it, we try to sell it. Thanks for your letter. I agree with what you are doing. We want every household to have a blueberry bush & fig tree & 'mater plant in its yard!
Southeastern Native Plant Nursery
Brad Martin
36 Kel-Co Road
Chandler, NC 28715
Phone: 828-670-8330
Fax: 828-670-8331
Email: brad@southeasternnatives.com
Website: http://www.southeasternnatives.com
Southern Heritage Nursery
Mary Holcombe
2556 Old Tiger Bridge Road
Greer, SC 29651
Phone: 864-373-3660
Email: info@southernheritagenursery.com
Website: www.southernheritagenursery.com
We specialize in trees and shrubs that are native to the Southeast. Mary took over Wes Burlingame's Laurel Springs Nursery when Wed retired, and moved it to her place in SC, near the NC border.

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