Buying Bee-Safe Plants
Our guide, Buying Bee-Safe Plants, covers four ways to help you find plants that are safe for bees, and includes tips and questions to use at the nursery. Check out our Bee-Safe Nursery Plants webpage for more information.
Related document: Offering Bee-Safe Plants: A Guide for Nurseries
Milkweed Seed Finder
As part of our Project Milkweed, we have created this comprehensive national directory of milkweed seed vendors to help you find sources of seed. To learn more about monarch butterflies and how you can participate in conservation efforts, please visit the Xerces Society’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation page or the Monarch Joint Venture webpage.
American Native Plants, Quakertown, PA:
American Native Nursery offers wholesale pricing on open-pollinated, 100% ecotyped native plugs and liners; foundation seed can be wild-collected from Massachusetts to Tennessee.
Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery and Landscapes, Woodbury, CT:
Earth Tones provides live perennials, grasses, ferns, trees and shrubs native to New England. They do not ship plants out of the region.
Ernst Conservation Seed, Meadville, PA:
Offers Xerces-reviewed seed mixes for pollinator conservation projects.
Ernst sells a diversity of eastern ecotype native wildflower and grass seeds, as well as planting material of trees and shrubs.
Fiddlehead Creek Native Plant Nursery, Hartford, NY:
Fiddlehead offers plantings of herbaceous perennials, grasses, groundcovers, and shrubs native to New York. Fieldstone Gardens, Inc., Vassalboro, ME: This nursery sells on-site or ships container vines and perennials native to New England.
Found Well Farm, Pembroke, NH:
Found Well Farm is a retail nursery that provides live perennials, trees and shrubs native to New Hampshire.
Maine Wild Seed Project, Bluehill, ME:
A non-profit organization that specializes in Maine native plants and offers wild-type seed of woodland, meadow and wetland species.
Native Haunts, Alfred, ME:
Native Haunts specializes in seeds and live plants of trees, shrubs, and perennials including ferns and sedges that are native to Maine and New England.
Native Landscapes & Garden Center, Pawling, NY:
Native Landscapes is a retail garden center that sells (on-site only) garden varieties of native perennials, shrubs, and trees native to New England.
New England Wetland Plants, Inc., Amherst, MA:
NEWP, Inc. is a native plant nursery that specializes in moisture loving native plants and also offers a variety of seed mixes. Wholesale only.
Pan's Acres Nursery LLC, Canterbury, CT:
Pan's Acres offers native New England perennials and trees and shrubs, available by mail-order or for pick-up.
Pinelands Nursery, Columbus, NJ:
Pinelands Nursery is a wholesale supplier of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous species in the Northeast, carrying both plants and seeds.
Project Native, Housatonic, MA:
A non-profit organization that cultivates and sells (on-site only) Berkshire native perennial plants, shrubs, vines, grasses and also offers seed mixes.
River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT:
River Berry Farm, a family-owned organic small fruit and vegetable farm, also sells native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees.
That’s a Plenty Farm, Hadley, MA:
That's a Plenty Farm, a small family-owned permaculture farm, sells bulk quantities of various milkweed (Asclepias spp.) seed varieties, as well as packets of native seeds for pollinator gardeners.
Toadshade Wildflower Farm, Frenchtown, NJ:
Toadshade provides nursery propagated perennial wildflowers native to the Northeastern US.
Turtle Tree Seed, Copake, NY:
Turtle Tree Seed is the oldest biodynamic seed company in the United States, with 288 varieties of vegetables, grains, herbs, flowers and ornamentals.