Native Plant Sources

Native Plant Sources 2018

(Lucas and Wood Counties)

The Toledo Zoo will be selling native plants at the Farmer’s Markets in both Perrysburg and Sylvania during the summer season.  

Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale:  130 West Dudley, Maumee (419-893-1966) for information and an order form.  Features tree and shrub seedlings and native seed mixes.

TPS Natural Resource Technology Center:  5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo 43615 Hours are on website and Facebook.  Spring plant sale usually the first week in May.  Student grown natives from local sources.

Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale:  Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarter, 18729 Mercer Rd., BG, OH 43402 (419-353-1897);   May 12, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm sale with a large variety of native plants.   Also at Bowling Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays in June.

Blue Week Native Plant Sale:  The Nature Conservancy’s Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. in Swanton, OH 43558 (May 19-20, 2018).  Oak Openings and Wood County Natives at $5 a plant – cash only from 10-4. 

Bensell Greenhouse:  5720 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43615   419-536-3992.  The greenhouse carries a nice variety of both indoor and outdoor plants, and they are just starting to sell native plants that are beautiful from local genotypes.

Bostdorff Greenhouse: 18862 North Dixie Highway in Bowling Green, OH 43402   (419-353-7858)


(Outside Lucas and Wood Counties:  OH and MI)

Riverside Native Trees and Nursery, LLC    2295 River Rd. in Delaware, OH      740-815-3230   Reported to have a good selection of both trees and shrubs.

Wildtype Native Plant Nursery 900 North Emery Rd. Mason, MI   48854       (517-244-1140)    Check out their website for excellent information. 

For information on Growing Native Plants and Seeds contact:



Prairie Nursery:   P. O Box 306 Westfield, WI  53964 (800-476-9453) Excellent catalog even if you never order a plant as the information is organized by soil type, amount of sun or shade required, and required moisture for all plants

Prairie Moon Nursery:  32115 Prairie Lane, Winona, MN 55987 (866-417-8156) Again an excellent catalog with great information.


Habitat Network (TNC and Cornell) Allows you to put your backyard on the website.

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

*Go Wild with Native GardeningNative plant finder, go to Ohio to get list of plants, there is also a pollinator page

Find Native Plants – The Meadow Projectan online list of sources