Where to Buy Native Plants

Local chapters of the Washington Native Plant Society have great plant sales in the spring.  The Salal Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society has spring and fall sales at the demonstration garden on Memorial Highway in Mt. Vernon.  The 2019 Spring sale will be Sat, May 4th from 10 am until noon.  Get there early for best selection!  Email nativegarden@fidalgo.net for more information.

The Snohomish Conservation District has a sale in February at the fairgrounds in Monroe.  Skagit Conservation District has a plant sale in April and accepts orders year round for quantities of 500 or more plants.

The Skagit Master Gardener Plant Fair is Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and they have a section for native plants as well.

Local nurseries carry a variety of native plants and many are increasing their inventory of native plants, including Orchard's Nursery in Stanwood and Azusa's in Mount Vernon.  Let them and other nurseries in the area know of your interest in purchasing plants that support wildlife and thank them for their support.

March 2012 News:

NWF has announced a new nationwide partnership -- American Beauties Native Plants, a wholesale grower specializing in natives. They are establishing a network of regional growers that meet specific requirements and who will provide species adapted to the region to area nurseries and garden centers. The plants will feature tags that have the customary information for optimal growth/health (zone, light conditions, soil, etc), as well as information about the plant's benefits to wildlife. The tags feature the NWF logo and a percentage of the sales will go to NWF education programs. Evaluation/negotiations are in progress for a grower in the NW region to come on board, so we look forward to having a source in our area before too long.  Watch this space for the announcement. 

Meanwhile, the American Beauties website is a fantastic source of information about native plants, as well as providing suggested landscape designs for specific gardening objectives or challenges with suitable, region-specific native species highlighted.