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
2000 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504
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
Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Road, Richmond, IL, McHenry County
Call the nursery to make an appointment or check the Red Buffalo Nursery Calendar for retail sales dates in the spring and fall.
Cardno Native Plant Nursery (formerly JFNew)
Online ordering only
128 Sunset Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Online Resource Catalog
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Current Inventory and Pricing
Prairie Moon Nursery
Online ordering only
32115 Prairie Lane
Winona, MN 55987
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