Buying Bee-Safe Plants
Our guide, Buying Bee-Safe Plants, covers four ways to help you find plants that are safe for bees, and includes tips and questions to use at the nursery. Check out our Bee-Safe Nursery Plants webpage for more information.
Related document: Offering Bee-Safe Plants: A Guide for Nurseries
Milkweed Seed Finder
As part of our Project Milkweed, we have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed. To learn more about monarch butterflies and how you can participate in conservation efforts, please visit the Xerces Society’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation page or the Monarch Joint Venture webpage.
Agrecol, Madison, WI
Agrecol provides a diverse selection of native wildflower and grass seed, as well as live native plants, to the Upper Midwest.
Allendan Seed, Winterset, IA
Allendan Seed offers over 250 species of Iowa grown native wildflower and prairie seed.
Amanda's Garden, Springwater, NY
Amanda's Garden offers nursery propagated perennials native to the Northeast.
Blazing Star Nursery, Woodstock, IL
Blazing Star sells prairie, woodland and wetland seeds and small numbers of plants from the northeastern Illinois region.
Bluestem Farm, Baraboo, WI
Bluestem offers nursery-propagated prairie, savanna, and woodland potted plants native to southern Wisconsin.
Cardno Native Plant Nursery, Walkerton, IN
Cardno Native Plant Nursery provides plant materials and seeds of Midwest native grasses, wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
Country Road Greenhouses, Inc., Rochelle, IL
Country Road Greenhouses, Inc. specializes in prairie forb, grass and sedge transplants.
Ernst Conservation Seed, Meadville, PA
Offers Xerces-reviewed seed mixes for pollinator conservation projects.
Ernst sells a diversity of Eastern ecotype native wildflower and grass seeds, as well as planting material of trees and shrubs.
Everwilde Farms, Inc., Bloomer, WI
Everwilde offers a selection of wildflower seeds, including species native to the Midwest.
Envirotech Nursery, Somerset, OH
Envirotech is a wholesale and retail native plant nursery that sells wetland, sedge meadow, wet prairie and tallgrass prairie plants.
Glacial Ridge Growers, Glenwood, MN
Glacial Ridge Growers offers over 250 species of live plants, propagated and grown using sustainable non-chemical production techniques.
Heartland Restoration Services, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Heartland's native seed nursery provides seed of Midwestern wildflowers, grasses and sedges, and will also contract grow native plant materials.
Hidden Savanna Nursery, Kalamazoo, MI
Hidden Savanna provides Michigan native wildflowers, grasses, and shrubs sold in containers and plugs, with a focus on SW Michigan ecotypes.
Hoksey Native Seeds, Lynnville, IA
Hoksey provides Iowa ecotype natvie grasses and wildflower seeds, as well as CRP or custom seed mixes.
Ion Exchange Native Wildflower Seed and Nursery, Harpers Ferry, IA
Ion Exchange sells native prairie wildflower and grass seed and plant materials to locations in the Midwest.
J & J Transplant Aquatic Nursery Inc., Wild Rose, WI:
J & J offers plugs, seeds and bare root material of prairie and aquatic Midwest species.
Keystone Flora , Cincinnati, OH
Keystone Flora offers Ohio-sourced native plant material, including forbs, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Landscape Alternatives, Inc., Shafer, MN
Prairie flowers and grasses and Midwest woodland flowering plants can all be found at Landscape Alternatives plant nursery.
Michigan Wildflower Farm, Portland, MI
Michigan Wildflower Farm is a producer of local ecotype native Michigan wildflower and grass seed.
Minnesota Native Landscapes, Otsego, MN
Minnesota Native Landscapes offers native Minnesota plant community seed mixes, as well as trees and shrubs, and can custom grow requested native plants.
Morning Sky Greenery, Morris, MN
Morning Sky sells seeds and plant materials of a wide range of native plants found in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
Native Connections, Three Rivers, MI
Native Connections provides Michigan ecotype grass and wildflower seed.
The Native Plant Nursery, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI
The Native Plant Nursery, Inc. offers Michigan sourced native plants and seeds, as well as custom seed mixes.
Natural Communities Native Plants, Batavia, IL
Natural Communities Native Plants carries many varieties of native milkweed plants to the Chicago region
The Natural Garden, Inc., St. Charles, IL
The Natural Garden, Inc. sells herbaceous perennial plants native to the Chicago region, as well as seeds of some species.
Natural Shore Technologies, Inc., Maple Plain, MN
Natural Shore's nursery specializes in moisture-loving prairie plants as well as Minnesota native shore and wetland plant stock.
Naturally Native Nursery, South Bend, IN
Naturally Native Nursery is an organic native plant nursery with tens of thousands of Upper Midwest native plants, including seven milkweed species.
Naturally WILD, Minneapolis, MN
Naturally Wild provides native Minnesota wildflowers, grasses and other garden plants that are grown using only natural, sustainable, nonchemical methods.
Nodding Onion Gardens, Columbia Station, OH
Nodding Onion Gardens strives to offer native wildflower plants that are attractive to native pollinators as well as offering plants listed as endangered or threatened.
Ohio Prairie Nursery, Hiram, OH
Ohio Prairie Nursery provides Ohio regional seed mixes as well as species of wildflower, grass and sedge seeds, and a limited amount of plant material.
Osenbaugh's Prairie Seed Farms, Lucas, IA
This seed producer provides prairie wildflower and grass seeds of Iowa ecotypes.
Out Back Nursery, Inc., Hastings, MN
Out Back sells plant materials from Minnesota woodland, floodplain, savanna, wetland, shoreline, and prairie species.
The Plantsmen Nursery, LLC, Groton, NY
This nursery provides grasses, shrubs, trees, perennial wildflowers and wetland plants native to New York.
Possibility Place Nursery, Monee, IL
Possibility Place Nursery offers plants of Illinois native shrubs, trees and perennials. The Prairie Flower, Spencer, IA: The Prairie Flower provides northwest Iowa ecotype native prairie and wetland plants and seeds.
Prairie Nursery, Westfield, WI
Prairie Nursery provides native wildflower and grass seed, seed mixes, and plants to the Midwest region.
Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN
Prairie Moon has a high diversity of species native to the Upper Midwest for prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland, and sells seed and bare-root plants.
Prairie Restorations, Inc., Princeton, MN
Prairie Restorations provides Minnesota ecotype seeds and plants of prairie, savanna, wetland, woodland and shoreline species.
St. Williams Nursery, St. Williams, ON, Canada
St. Williams Nursery is the largest source-identified native seed and plant nursery in the province of Ontario.
Shooting Star Native Seeds, Spring Grove, MN
Shooting Star Native Seeds specializes in local ecotype prairie and wetland seed, as well as seed mixes appropriate for the Upper Midwest.
Simply Native Nursery, Alexis, IL
We offer nursery propagated prairie, woodland and wetland forbs and grasses native to Western IL/Eastern IA.
Southern Tier Consulting and Nursery, Inc., West Clarksville, NY
This nursery sells live plant material of wetland, wildflower and grasses native to the NE U. S., in addition to some seed.
Spence Restoration Nursery, Inc., Muncie, IN
Spence provides native seeds and plants of eastern Midwest ecotypes, including wetland, prairie, and woodland species.
Spring Lake Restoration Nurseries, Prior Lake, MN
Spring Lake sells plants and seeds of ecotypes of east-central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, De Pere, WI
Stone Silo provides native flowers and grasses, available online or by mail.
Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries, Brodhead, WI
Taylor Creek offers native seeds and plants of prairie grasses and wildflowers, shrubs and trees of the Midwest.
Wetland Supply Company, Apollo, PA
Wetland Supply sells native wetland, prairie and woodland plants, both containerized and bare root stock.
Wildtype Native Plant Nursery, Mason, MI
Wildtype provides Michigan ecotype plant material of woody plants, forbs and grass species.