Landscaping with native plants

Native plant garden designs

What every native plant seller should know about invasive aquatic plants This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (969Kb)

What every water gardener and shoreline restorer should know about invasive aquatic plants This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (973Kb)


Native plant suppliers and landscapers in Minnesota

Lists of native plant nurseries and native vegetation consultants are organized by DNR Region.

Recommend a business. (Please include the business name, URL, and contact person’s name and phone number in your message.) These lists are generally only updated annually, so please be patient.

map of DNR regions

 

 

Seed source

Remember to ask about seed source location; seed from sources closest to your site will be more adapted to local conditions.

The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA), the state's official seed certification agency as designated by the Minnesota State Legislature, certifies native grasses and forbs to assure buyers that seed labeled with certification tags meets specified standards. The program responds to market demands for native plant materials of known and verified origin. Ask for certified seed. To contact MCIA call (800) 510-6242.

Look for plant sources from your Ecological Classification (ECS) subsection. ECS subsections are defined by glacial landforming processes, bedrock formations, local climate, topography, and the distribution of plants.

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