Woodland Wildflower plant sources

linnea56(z5 IL)May 16, 2013

After a walk in the woods today a friend and I are interested in buying certain wildflowers (plants, not seeds). We are interested in Jack in the Pulpit and white trillium. I understand that when you order from some sources, they are not farmed, but actually wild collected. WeâÂÂd like to avoid that. Therefore IâÂÂd like to know some sources that are not.

I bought some bagged bare root ferns a few years back. None of them were even remotely like the varieties mentioned on the labels. I bought 3 âÂÂdifferentâ kinds, and they were all exactly the same. I came on here to try to ID them, and was told they were probably wild collected, and whoever dug them was only concerned with digging up any old fern. So if someone knows a reputable source, please let me know. Thanks!

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adidas(6/7)

Hi,

I don't buy many plants but I have bought seeds from here AND they also sell plants (JIPS and trills). They are nursery grown plants. Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: Prairie Moon nursery

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 9:24PM
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Ispahan Zone6a Chicago

Prairie Moon is a great nursery. I also LOVE the similarly named Prairie Nursery since they sell healthy, seed grown plants in small (3") easy to plant pots.

Plant Delights, Arrowhead Alpines and Munchkin Nursery all have a wide selection of nursery propagated trilliums. Sunlight Gardens is a wonderful source of native wildflowers as well.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 10:17PM
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efeuer

I have been delighted with the quality of plants I received this spring from Sunlight Gardens, So I definitely second the opinion from Ispahan about them.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 12:02AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Wild Type Farm in Mason MI is very reputable and has high quality plants. I've only purchased directly at their site, since my sister lives within a mile of their facility, but I'm sure they ship all over the country. Good luck and thanks for taking the care to use reputable sources for your plants.

Martha

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 6:31AM
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momliz(7a VA)

go to your local native plant society - in your case it would be the Illinois Native Plant Society - http://www.ill-inps.org/. They can direct you to plants that were grown locally so they are better suited to where you are. And, you would be supporting local plant conservation and education efforts.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 11:43PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

Thank you all!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 2:31PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

Thank you all!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 2:32PM
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carolesmom

I'm trying to start a woodland garden in an area that is all oak and pine, therefore acid soil. It is also upland and rather dry. Any suggestions on types of wildflowers????
I have coral bells and the lady slippers grow there naturally.
This is Zone 5 in Massachusetts.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 3:12PM
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posieh(3)

I'm looking for a source for Lycopodiaceae also known as Ground Pine, Princess Pine or Club Moss. Would like some plants. It goes wild here but difficult to find.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:06PM
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