Native Plant Nurseries

Below is a list of nurseries that sell true native plants. Some of these nurseries also sell native plant seeds and bare root plants. The websites and catalogs for these nurseries also contain valuable information on native plants such as why, what, how and where to plant, plant characteristics like height, width, soil and sun preference, insect and wildlife interactions, suggestions for good beginner plants and much more.

The Growing Place          (TWO LOCATIONS)
25 W 471 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville: 630-355-4000
2000 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504
Aurora: 630-820-8088
Both locations carry the Natural Garden Natives® brand.
The Growing Place Online Plant Search  (type “native” in search box)

Possibility Place Nursery
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449
Tel: 708-534-3988  By appointment only.
Possibility Place Nursery Online Catalog
Possibility Place Nursery 2019 Catalog (PDF Version)

Midwest Groundcovers LLC
Wholesale orders only
6N800 Illinois Route 25
P.O. Box 748 , St. Charles, IL 60174 (near Bartlett)
Phone: 847-742-1790 Fax: 847-742-2655
Midwest Groundcovers LLC owns the Natural Garden Natives® brand which is a collection of over 240 plants indigenous to the Midwest region and genetically adapted to Illinois soil and climate conditions. These local eco-type native plants originate from The Natural Garden stock plants and seed beds, were collected in the 1970s and 1980s, primarily in Kane County, but no further than 90 miles from the St. Charles nursery site. Besides purchasing Natural Garden Natives® directly from Midwest Groundcovers, they can be found at numerous nurseries by using the Natural Garden Natives® brand Zip Code Locator.
Midwest Groundcovers Online Plant Search
Natural Garden Natives® Plant Search

Wasco Nursery
41W781 Route 64, St. Charles, IL 60175 (West of Randall Road)
Phone: 630-584-4424
Wasco Nursery Online Plant Finder

Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Road, Richmond, IL, McHenry County
Phone: 815-648-4848 
Call the nursery to make an appointment or check the Red Buffalo Nursery Calendar for retail sales dates in the spring and fall.

Natives Haven
13809 Durkee Road, Harvard, IL, McHenry County
Phone: 815-344-6623  Friday & Saturday 10 – 5, or by appointment.
Natives Haven Plant List and Prices

Natural Communities
Online ordering only, mail delivery or local pickups, Hwy. 25, Batavia.
Phone: 331-248-1016
Natural Communities Online Catalog

Cardno Native Plant Nursery (formerly JFNew)
Online ordering only
128 Sunset Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574
Phone: 574-586-2412  
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Online Resource Catalog
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Current Inventory and Pricing

Prairie Nursery
Online ordering only
Dyke Ave
Newton, WI 53964
Phone: 1-800-476-9453
Prairie Nursery Online Catalog
Prairie Nursery 2020 Catalog (PDF Version)

Prairie Moon Nursery
Online ordering only
32115 Prairie Lane
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 866-417-8156
Prairie Moon Nursery Online Catalog
Prairie Moon Nursery 2020 Native Gardener’s Companion Spring Catalog (PDF Version)
Prairie Moon Nursery 2020 Cultural Guide Catalog (PDF Version)

Further Afield:  Other native plant nurseries can be found through the Plant Natives webpage.  Illinois is on this page:  http://www.plantnative.org/nd_idtoks.htm