This listing is provided for those who wish to buy NC native plants from NC nurseries. Nurseries on our list only sell nursery propagated plants and do not sell any plants listed as Rank 1 on our list of NC invasive exotic plants. Rank 1 plants are those that present the most severe threat to native ecosystems. We take a nursery’s word on compliance with our requirements and have not visited each one for verification.
The websites of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the North Carolina Botanical Garden contain additional lists of native plant nurseries.
While many of these nurseries also sell non-native species, we encourage you to buy only native plants, which helps reduce the likelihood of spreading potentially invasive species.
Please note that NCNPS considers all the species on the invasive list—including the so-called “sterile hybrids” of those species—to be invasive. Many supposedly sterile hybrids have proven, through cross-pollination and other means, to be able to produce fruit and spread. In addition, no non-native plant ever provides the full ecological benefit that native plants offer. When you plant a native plant, you support an entire community of native organisms.
Native plant nursery map
We recommend that you set up an appointment before visiting a nursery.
Sources for native plants
Listings do not constitute an endorsement from the NC Native Plant Society.
Above the Briery, LLC
2107 Wolf Lane, Kinston, NC 28501
Website: Above the Briery
Facebook: Above the Briery
Above the Briery is a small native plant nursery devoted to cultivating vibrant and resilient natural systems. Many of the plants offered are local ecotypes from our woods and wetlands. Sales are currently through outlets, such as farmer’s markets in the area, by pickup, or delivery if nearby. We do not have a retail location open for visits. Announcement of sales locations are on our website and Facebook page.
Bring Back the Butterflies
525 Walnut Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208
Website: Bring Back the Butterflies
We focus on butterfly host plants, native perennials, shrubs, and a few varieties of trees. The crucial plants that butterflies rely on for food are diminishing. We believe that if everyone has a few butterfly host plants in their garden, the world will be a happier, healthier place. Everyone should be able to enjoy the graceful beauty of a butterfly.
Bug Lovers Native Plants
Glendale Springs, NC 28629
Website: Bug Lovers Native Plants
Facebook: Bug Lovers Native Plants
Bug Lovers Native Plants is a small nursery based in the High Country of North Carolina. Our goal is to provide high quality native perennials, grasses, and shrubs with maximum benefit to pollinators, beneficial insects, and other wildlife.
We only sell plants native to North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians. Our nursery grows our plants from seed ourselves, and we do not use pesticides. We try to follow sustainable practices whenever possible, such as using containers made of recycled plastic or biodegradable fiber. Whenever possible, we source our seed from farms and nurseries that are directly descended from known wild populations in North Carolina, specifically the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont ecoregions.
You can find our table at local farmers markets in Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties, at the High Country Food Hub in Boone. Plants can be ordered to pickup locally, and we offer some bare root plants for shipping in the southeast. View our Plant Availability.
Campbell Family Nursery
3613 Harmony Highway, Harmony, NC 28634
Website: Campbell Family Nursery
Native perennials and shrubs and native milkweed, Coral Honeysuckle, Elderberry, Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus.
Carolina Heritage Nursery
6607 Sadler Road, Waxhaw, NC 28712
Website: Carolina Heritage Native Plants
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Native and heirloom plants of and for the Carolina piedmont. Retail sales at the Waxhaw Farmers Market in Matthews, NC. We are also available for special events. Whole sale discount for landscapers.
Carolina Native Nursery
Bill Jones, Shelby Jackson
1126 Prices Creek Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
Website: Carolina Native Nursery
Carolina Native Nursery is the go-to source for native shrubs and perennials along the east coast. We specialize in growing native azaleas and rhododendron from seed, which allows us to provide plants that are high quality, hard to find, and hardy in your landscape. Adding native plants to a garden is guaranteed to provide food and shelter for a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. That is why our mission is to save the earth, one plant at a time. We are committed to providing the highest quality native plants while at the same time making a positive impact on the environment. Whether you are a devoted fan of native plants, or you are just looking to add some beauty to the garden, we have you covered. Feel free to give us a call!
Deep Roots Nursery
3666 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705
Website: Deep Roots Natives
Facebook: Deep Roots Natives
Deep Roots is a garden center and nursery that offers more than 60 perennials, flowers, shrubs, and trees native to the Southeastern U.S.
Our partners, Artistry in Plants and Garden Environments, provide a full range of services in ecological restoration and garden design, including the removal of invasive plants.
Dirtbag Gardens, LLC
Shawna Joplin & Kurt Frega
1111 Dawson Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Website: Dirtbag Gardens
Facebook: Dirtbag Gardens
We are a retail plant nursery and public garden specializing in and focusing on North Carolina native plants and tropical house plants. Tropicals are varieties that will not survive outdoors in NC, but the bulk of our business is native perennials that we self-propagate and raise. We have ~400 species in stock.
We are located at the old Niche Gardens site, but we are a different business and ownership.
Dutch Buffalo Farm
Farrell and Emily Moose
1000 Jay Shambley Road, Pittsboro, NC
Facebook: Dutch Buffalo Farm
Our nursery is in central Chatham County in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina. We use an innovative growing system to responsibly propagate plants for ecological landscaping and environmental restoration. Our farm originated and operated for ten years as a market garden and
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We are working to apply these same principles of community, shared vision and communication to our nursery production.
Our farm also offers a Community Supported Ecology (CSE) membership that gives gardeners access to wholesale pricing year-round. Please visit our website for more information and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Edible Yards Nursery
402 Harkers Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516
Facebook: Edible Yards Nursery
We are a small family-run nursery that offers natives, herbs, perennial flowers, grasses, and fruit trees and shrubs.
We are located in coastal North Carolina. Our focus is on hardy, low-maintenance plants that provide food for wildlife and people. We love talking plants and would be happy to discuss your goals for creating a beautiful, edible landscape!
Elderberry Creek Farm and Nursery
4524 River Ridge Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040
Facebook: Elderberry Creek Farm & Nursery
We are a small nursery that started in 2000. We specialize in native plants! The focus of our nursery is to offer native plants of the Southeast as well as edible trees and shrubs.
Emerald Earth Botanicals, LLC
Rivette Marchand, Joseph Hurd
122 Hardin Road, Topton, NC 28781
Website: Emerald Earth Botanicals
Emerald Earth LLC is an organic native plant nursery, licensed and certified with the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture #8482 located in the Appalachian mountains in Nantahala National Forest WNC. We specialize in the propagation of native, endangered, and medicinal plants and trees and go beyond organic practices by working with the models of permaculture and biodynamic gardening. NO pesticides or herbicides have ever been used on our land in the past 9 years of our stewardship.
Currently, we are growing an abundance of different species of Comfrey for permaculture farming. This is one of our most popular plants, which many have been using for making green manure as well as a great natural tiller. Our True Comfrey is used for making skin ointments and fodder for our chickens.
Our services also include non-conventional landscape practices with the focus being on native garden creations. We have been transforming conventional landscapes back to its natural native habitat, creating spaces which attract native pollinators, hummingbirds, and other native birds and animals.
Field to Cottage Nursery
12405 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Facebook: Field to Cottage Nursery
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Email is the most reliable way to contact me.
Field to Cottage Nursery is a small, chemical-free greenhouse and nursery operation that specializes in native plants, heirloom flowers and vegetables, and medicinal and culinary herbs. Currently, we operate a roadside stand in Cary in the spring and fall. The main nursery is for picking up orders only. [Sorry. No ‘browsing’]
Orders are made via email. Please check the website for the latest catalog and price list to see what is currently available.
Flower Moon Nursery
3000 Lake Drive, Morganton, NC 28655
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We also offer limited online ordering. Flower Moon Nursery is a wholesale and limited retail nursery.
We grow quality native plants, specializing in deciduous azaleas native to the eastern US. Our quality and selection of deciduous azaleas are the best in the area. We also grow other trees, shrubs, and perennials native to the eastern US and some hard-to-find plants as well. Most plants are propagated on-site. We have a strong focus on producing high quality, landscape and garden center grade plants.
Flowering Earth Natives
217 Quail Roost Farm Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572
Website: Durham Farmers Market
Instagram: Flowering Earth Natives
You can find us at the DURHAM FARMERS MARKET in spring and fall. We do not sell from our location in Rougemont. We grow Southeastern natives, including perennials, shrubs and trees, and specialize in seed-grown plants native to the Piedmont region of NC. We source supplies as locally as possible and grow without the use of harmful pesticides. You can have a beautiful garden while supporting butterflies, birds, bees, and other wildlife. Rewild Your World!
For the Birds & the Bees
506 Dawn Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081
SALES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For the Birds & the Bees is a small, one-person operation without a store-front.
All plants offered for sale are either grown from seed, collected locally, or are grown from pieces of plants on the property. All plants sold are, therefore, ones that thrive in the North Carolina Piedmont, our climate, and native soil. Please check the website for the latest plant inventory.
Gary’s Nursery, LLC
Gary L. Hollar
680 Crump Farm Road, New Bern, NC 28563
Facebook: Gary’s Nursery
We have been growing thousands of cold-hardy, NC native palms, such as native Sabal Minor and Sabal Palmetto, from seed for almost 40 years. Sizes range from Liners, 1 gallon, 3 gallon, and 7 gallon sizes. Other native plants are also available.
Price list upon request. Wholesale and retail. We ship to other nurseries and garden centers all over eastern NC, SC, and VA.
Growing Wild Nursery
1455 Arthur Teague Road, Siler City, NC 27344
We specialize in southeastern native plants with a focus on plants for wildlife. We offer pollinator plants, hummingbird plants, shade-tolerant, and wet soil plants. Check our website for the online catalog. Plants can be ordered online and shipped or picked up at our nursery in Chatham County.
Guilford Garden Center
701 Milner Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410
Facebook: Guilford Garden Center
NCNPS Member, featuring native trees, shrubs, and perennials. Come see our native border along Milner and Hunt Club Drives! Subscribe to our newsletter.
Habitat Assessment and Restoration Plants (HARP)
1421 US Highway 64 West, Lexington, NC 27295
Facebook: Habitat Assessment & Restoration Professionals
HARP has been in business for over 20 years, providing quality habitat restoration on a large commercial scale. We strive to utilize local eco-type plant materials for our restorations. We have been growing plants for a long time but are now ready to open up sales to the general public. We list the availability of material on our website that is updated monthly. Visits to the nursery are currently by appointment only.
Hanging Dog Valley Nursery
John & Pam Strawn
2600 Boiling Springs Road, Murphy, NC 28906
John spent 10 years with the USDA Soil and Conservation Service as a District Conservationist for Cherokee and Clay Counties in North Carolina. In 1982, he and his wife Pam opened Hanging Dog Valley Nursery, which specializes in native species. Wholesale grower. Field grown & container grown. Ball & burlap.
Haw Honey Nursery
5959 Andover Drive, Graham, NC 27253
Facebook: Haw Honey
Haw Honey is a 100% native nursery focusing primarily on North Carolina natives. We offer a diverse selection of pollinator plants as well as shady woodland favorites. The majority of our plants are grown from locally collected seeds in order to promote genetic diversity within plant populations. We hope to have conversations with you about why choosing native plants is important for all pollinators and for supporting a whole and healthy ecosystem. Click here for our native plant list.
Other goodies include wildflower honey, wildflower pollen, beeswax candles, and beeswax balms.Eno River Farmer’s Markets or by appointment at our nursery in Saxapahaw/Graham, NC.Right now, you can find us at the Pluck Farm and
Lumber River Native Plants
7000 Livingston Road, Gibson, NC 28343
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Website: www.ncnativeplants.com (under construction)
Facebook: Lumber River Native Plants
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.
10352 Hwy 211 East, Aberdeen, NC 28315
Facebook: Meadowflower Farms
We grow and sell mainly perennials. NC native plants, pollinator and drought-resistant perennials are my focus. I also propagate and sell a variety of houseplants.
Mellow Marsh Farm
1312 Woody Store Road, Siler City, NC 27344
Facebook: Mellow Marsh Farm
We are a wholesale native plant nursery specializing in the propagation of plants native to the Southeast. Our plant material and native seed mixes meet specifications for Stormwater Management, Stream Restoration, Pollinator Habitat, Rain Gardens, and Wetland Mitigation.
Our online website is filled with helpful information, a catalog, a price guide, as well as the ability to order directly. Plant availability is updated daily. Minimum order is $100.
Mountain Landscapes and Horticulture
2323 Copeland Road, Warrensville, NC 28693
Mountain Moss Enterprises
40 Holly Ridge Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Facebook: Mountain Moss
YouTube Channel: Mossin’ Annie
Mountain Moss specializes in a unique selection of LIVE moss species for sustainable landscape projects—innovative garden features, moss lawns, green roofs, and environmental solutions for erosion control. Committed to responsible land stewardship, we are licensed as a nursery (NCDA #6506), and we possess a collected plant license (NCDA #5291). Bonded and fully insured.
We rescue mosses from places where they will be destroyed and then cultivate them for others to enjoy year-round green moss appeal. Follow on Facebook and SUBSCRIBE to Mossin’ Annie’s YouTube channel for videos on how to garden with mosses.
M R Gardens
441 Onteora Blvd., Asheville, NC 28803
Online store: https://www.nativeplantsasheville.com/
Facebook: M R Gardens
Open by appointment. We grow approximately 70 species of southeastern native perennials as well as some complimentary groundcovers and herbs. We offer species that benefit the ecosystem and encourage homeowners to participate in their landscape. Most are propagated from seed in our passive solar greenhouse, which requires no additional heat other than solar gain. We also use peat-free potting soil and reuse plastic containers as much as possible.
It’s best to order plants at our online store (here), and we’ll arrange a pickup date that’s convenient for you. Or you can visit us during one of our open houses.
We offer NC Arboretum members a 10% discount. Use the coupon code ARBORETUM at checkout and show us your membership card when you pick up your plants.
Native Roots Nursery
571 Moseley Avenue, Clinton, NC 28328
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Native Roots Nursery is focused on wholesale growing of superior native trees, shrubs, and grasses. We specialize in producing thousands of native plants annually in containers ranging from one gallon up to seven gallon one inch trees. No matter how small or large your next native planting project may be, our quality plant material and competitive pricing will help ensure it’s a success. Our plants have been installed on successful mitigation, restoration, storm water, highway, and reforestation projects all across the US. From stream restoration to reforestation plantings, we have all your plant needs covered. Native Roots Nursery offers on-site pickup or delivery. View our native plant availability.
Natural Selections Nursery
268 Herron Cover Road, Weaverville, NC 28787
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Facebook: Natural Selections Nursery
We grow only native species perennials and ferns of the Southern Appalachians. We do not grow named cultivars or hybrids. All plants are from seed, spore, cutting, or division.
We are open on Sundays, April-October, 12:00-6:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Take a look at our inventory page to see what we are growing.
North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Website: NC Botanical Garden Native Plant Sale
Facebook: North Carolina Botanical Garden
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a public garden celebrating, researching, and conserving southeastern native plants. Our nursery and greenhouse grow over 200 species native to the southeastern US. Our Daily Plant Sale, located next to our gift shop, runs from March through November and features a rotating selection of carnivorous plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees. We also do large plant sales events every spring and fall. Most of our plants are grown from seed, although there are a few crops that we do grow through vegetative propagation.
Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.
Dana, Deenie, & Brad Owen
734 Roy Moore Road, Old Fort, NC 28762
Facebook: Painters Greenhouse
Painters Greenhouse is a seasonal family business. We are open each March-June plus a few weeks in the fall. We grow more than 90% of our plants from start to finish on site, offering over 1,000 species of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, edibles, aquatics, succulents, and houseplants.
We offer over 300 varieties of straight native species and nativars. We use an Integrated Pest Management program, including the application of beneficial insects for all plants. Check out our plant availability list and website for our seasonal hours of operation! Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Plant Delights Nursery
Tony and Anita Avent
9241 Sauls Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Facebook: Plant Delights Nursery
Plant Delights Nursery is an award-winning, international mail-order, online plant nursery based in Raleigh, NC near Garner.
We specialize in rare and unusual perennials, and we strive to carry a wide selection of exotic plants, cold hardy tropical plants, native plants, and the best selection of new plants online, meaning that at any time, this website has over 1,500 online nursery plants for sale.
We grow all our perennial plants in our greenhouses, and customers can order the best perennials online through our website and have them shipped, order via our printed plant catalog, order plants online and drive over to pick them up, or you can visit the nursery by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also schedule a visit to our Juniper Level Botanical Garden.
Rachel’s Native Plants
220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Facebook: Rachel’s Native Plants
We are a small retail and wholesale nursery specializing in plants native to the southeast. Check out our inventory. Our retail location is currently under construction and projected to open April 1, 2023!
10905 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We have a small variety of select natives and a pawpaw orchard.
Rare Roots Nursery
8011 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
We’re a family-owned mail-order nursery specializing in pollinator plants, North American natives, and other ornamental perennials that are hard to find anywhere else. Our plants are grown at our 30-acre farm in Virginia and shipped all over the continental US. Visit our website to learn more.
Red Root Native Nursery
48 Wolfe Cove Road, Asheville, NC
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We specialize in propagating native shrubs and perennials of the southern Appalachian woodlands. Our stock is primarily seed propagated, on occasion propagated from rooted cuttings or division of rhizomes, but never collected from the wild. We are proficient at seed collecting, seed cleaning, and following various germination protocols. Seed is either collected on our own property or purchased from seed companies. Check out our plant availability.
Renfrow Hardware & General Merchandise
188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Facebook: Renfrow Hardware
We are real big in vegetables, herbs, berries, and perennials that are edible. Some are native! If it grows and you can eat it, we try to sell it. We want every household to have a blueberry bush, fig tree, and ‘mater plant in its yard!
Ross Farms Perennial Nursery
Claudia Ross and Robin Nance
9424 Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Facebook: Ross Farms
Ross Farms, established in 1993, is a perennial specialty nursery. At the farm, we grow perennials, groundcovers, and natives that perform well in the Charlotte region.
We are open all year Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM and also on Saturdays in April and May from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery
Fairman & Kate Jayne, owners
316 Surrett Cove Road, Leicester, NC 28748
Facebook: Sandy Mush Herb Nursery
We opened the nursery for mail order in 1978, growing hundreds of NC and US native plants, including ferns, trees, and shrubs along with a large collection of culinary, medicinal, fragrant and traditional herbs.
We could not resist colorful conifers, lilacs, and a grand array of pollinator and bird-friendly plants. Our secluded cove is conserved under a conservation easement with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Under this, we committed to protect conservation values of water, plants, and the land in perpetuity.
Download our catalog and current plant list!
Ben Pick & Sarah Coury, owners
45 Wilse Silvers Drive, Weaverville, NC 28787
Facebook: Saturnia Farm
Saturnia Farm is a small specialty plant nursery in Western NC, focusing on garden-worthy plants for our area, including lots of southeast natives. We offer a range of perennials, trees and shrubs. We’re working to get more great species into the hands of the public while continuing to educate and connect the dots between aesthetics and ecology, and promoting host plants to help reconnect natural life cycles.
Nursery/Farm visits are currently BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Sorrell’s Lawn Care and Nursery
Christina Sorrell, owner
1731 Turlington Road, Dunn, NC 28334
Facebook: Sorrell’s Lawn Care and Nursery
Small family-owned nursery located in Dunn, North Carolina. Primarily selling native trees, shrubs, and perennials and specializing in pollinator friendly plants, such as milkweed for monarch butterflies. We have many other different native butterfly host plants available. Full selection of bird friendly trees and shrubs! Follow us on Facebook for our current inventory, plant availability, and photos!
Taylor Family Greenhouse
2405 Corinth Church Road, Monroe, NC 28112
I am a sole proprietor who specializes in native plants, shrubs, and trees, but also heirloom veggie plants, herbs, and plants that are beneficial to the area and are pollinator friendly. I’m not an organic farm, but I use organic practices to keep my plants safe for people and pollinators alike. We are residential so please call before you come!
Uwharrie Mountain Native Plant Farm
Nursery: 508 East Main Street, Biscoe, NC 27209
Mailing: 281 Holiday Drive, Troy, NC 27371
Facebook: Uwharrie Mountain Native Plant Farm
I carry a selection of southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees in sizes from 4” to 3-gallon containers. The nursery is in a residential area and is not currently open to the public.
Sales are conducted by email request of my inventory availability list with several payment options. Plants may be scheduled for delivery or meet to pickup at a mutual location. Smaller plants are available by mail order. Preferred contact is by email or Facebook Messenger as cell phone reception is unreliable out here in the woods.
Wetland Plants Inc.
(New name for Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery)
Ellen J. Colodney, MD
Nursery: 812 Drummonds Point Road, Edenton, NC 27932
Office: 3067 Conners Drive, Edenton, NC 27932
Web Site: https://www.wetlandplantsinc.com/
Unlike most nurseries, we don’t just grow our plants just for their good looks. Wetland Plants Inc. provides native herbaceous wetland plants to be used for ecosystem restoration projects including storm-water ponds and wetlands, bioretention cells, herbaceous riparian wetlands, shoreline erosion control, wastewater wetlands, and habitat improvement.
We grow 70 herbaceous (non-woody) wetland and aquatic species, container grown, of North Carolina, South Carolina, and southeastern Virginia genetic origin, and propagated by seed whenever possible. All are native to the mid-Atlantic and southeastern USA. View our species list and inventory list.
241 Fred Powell Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Facebook: Yemma Farm
Yemma Farm is a native plant nursery that focuses on growing pollinator plants, heirloom vegetables, and herbs from seed purchased from NCBG, Prairie Moon, and other native pollinator plants sources. I commit to using practices that are free of pesticides and herbicides and instead focus on biodiversity and native plants.
Our focus is education, and we offer workshops to support people in reconnecting with nature, using nature as therapy, and getting kids excited about the outdoors.