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 take a nursery’s word as to compliance with our requirements and have not visited each one for verification.

Our Requirements are:

  • Sell only nursery propagated plants.
  • Do not sell any plants on our a list of invasive exotic plants in North Carolina that are Rank 1.
  • 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

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 ( 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.

Recommended and Approved Nurseries

Nurseries, listed alphabetically

Campbell Family Nursery
Kevin Campbell
3613 Harmony Highway Harmony, NC 28634
Phone: 704-775-2425
Website: Campbell Family Nursery
Native perennials and shrubs and native cactus, Milkweed , Coral honeysuckle , Elderberry, Eastern Prickly pear cactus.

Carolina Heritage Nursery
Lisa Tompkins
6607 Sadler Road Waxhaw, NC 28712
Phone: 704-877-6934 Email:
Native and Heirloom plants of and for the Carolina piedmont.  Retail sales at the Waxhaw Farmers Market, Matthews, NC.  Farmers Market and special events. Nursery Visits – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Whole sale discount for landscapers.

Carolina Native Nursery
Bill Jones
1126 Prices Creek Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone/Fax: 828-682-1471 Email:

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
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.

Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc.
Ellen J. Colodney,
MD3067 Conners Drive(Office)  812 Drummonds Point Road (Nursery) Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: 252.482.5707 Fax: 252.482.4987
Web Site:
Catalogue cost: view online – save a tree!
Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc. (now renamed “Wetland Plants, 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
We are a nursery supplying species native to the southeast in small containers. We have been in business since 1995.

Field to Cottage Nursery
12405 Norwood RdRaleigh, NC 27613
Phone: 864-556-6864(cell)
Catalog:  plants listed online, email for price list
The nursery is at my home and thus is open to customers by appointment only.  Email is the most reliable way to contact me.

Gary’s Nursery, LLC
Gary L. Hollar
680 Crump Farm Road – mail address P.O. Box 1052 New Bern, NC 28563
We produce thousands of NC native Sabal Minor and Sabal Palmetto from NC native seed for the last thirty years. Liners, One gallon, three gallon and seven gallon size. Price list upon request.  Wholesale and retail.

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
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 Wild Nursery
Alistair Glen
1455 Arthur Teague RoadSiler City, NC 27344
Phone: 919-200-2677
Catalog: view online – save a tree!
We specialize in southeastern native plants with a focus on plants for wildlife. Plants can be ordered online and shipped or picked up at our nursery in Chatham County

Guilford Garden Center
Christina Larson
701 Milner Dr.Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: 336-299-1535Fax: 336-299-1535Email:
Web Site:
NC NPS Member, Featuring native Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials. Come see our native border along Milner and Hunt Club Drives!

Hanging Dog Valley Nursery
John & Pam Strawn
2600 Boiling Springs RoadMurphy, NC 28906
Phone/Fax: 828-837-7921
Wholesale grower—field grown & container grown

Lumber River Native Plants
Jep Whitlock7000 Livingston RoadP. O. Box 42Gibson, NC 28343
Phone: 336-601-8787Fax: 910-268-4679
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
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: 336-385-2234Cell: 336-620-3844

Mountain Moss Enterprises
Annie Martin
40 Holly Ridge Road Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Phone: 828-577-1321
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). We rescue mosses from places where they will be destroyed and then cultivate them for others to enjoy year-round green moss appeal. Bonded and fully insured. New book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, to be published by Timber Press in August 2015. Follow us on Twitter @MossinAnnie. SUBSCRIBE to Mossin’ Annie’s YouTube channel for videos on how to garden with mosses.

M R Gardens
Megan Riley
441 Onteora Blvd. Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-333-4151
We grow approximately 70 species of southeastern native perennials, as well as some complimentary groundcovers and herbs. 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

“My Garden” Plants Company
Duane Truscott
2243 Rockhill Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429-5384
Phone: 910-508-7743
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

Natural Selections Nursery
Pat Sommers 268 Herron Cover Road Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone: 828-707-2972
Catalog: Free – on the website We grow only native species perennials of the Southern Appalachians.  All plants are from seed or cuttings.  We are open on Sundays from 12-6, April- October and by appointment.

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) 336-721-7357Fax: 336-721-7335
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
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 Harrison48 Wolfe Cove Rd.Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-545-0565
Free Catalog – Plant Availability Shown On Our Website
Native Perennials and shrubs of the southern Appalachian woodlands.Renfrow Hardware & General MerchandiseDavid Blackley188 North Trade StreetMatthews, NC 28105Phone: 704-847-4088We 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!   

Ross farms Perennial Nursery
Claudia Ross and Robin Nance
9424 Community House Rd.Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-543-6388Fax: 704-543-6388
Website: www.rossperennialfarm.comPrice Sheets available at nursery
Ross Farms, established in 1993, is a perennial specialty nursery. At the farm we grow perennials and natives that perform well in the Charlotte region. We are open 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 RdLeicester NC 28718-5517
Phone: 828 683 2014No Fax
Handbook with updates – cost: $5.00, free on line!
We opened the nursery for mailorder in 1978, growing hundreds of NC & US native plants– medicinal, fragrant, colorful as well as ferns, trees & shrubs, along with a large collection of culinary, medicinal, fragrant & traditional herbs. We could not resist colorful conifers, lilacs & a grand array of pollinator & 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.

Southeastern Native Plant Nursery
Brad Martin
36 Kel-Co RoadCandler, NC 28715
Phone: 828-670-8330Fax: 828-670-8331

Uwharrie Mountain Native Plant Farm
Alan H. Martin
180 Glen RoadTroy, NC 27371
Web Site:
I am a member of the NCNPS and the Blue Ridge Chapter.  I have a small sales yard at 180 Glen Road in Troy. 

Wetland Plants Inc. (New name for Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery)
Ellen J. Colodney, MD
3067 Conners Drive(Office)  812 Drummonds Point Road (Nursery)Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: 252.482.5707Fax: 252.482.4987
Web Site: Wetland Plants Inc.
Catalog 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.

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