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How to Find Native Plants in 2021

Rogue Native Plant Partnership seeks to bring together native plant (and seed) growers with people who need native plant materials for landscaping and habitat restoration. One way we typically do this is through a native plant sale in the spring, but this year, the growers we normally work with simply did not have enough plants on hand to justify holding a sale!

However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any native plants available in the Rogue Basin. We put together this list so that those seeking plants this spring (or any time of year) can hopefully find what they’re looking for.

1. Go to a pop-up sale

These events are typically hosted by non-profit groups or small farms with roadside stands. Two RNPP members hold pop-up sales every year: Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and Jackson County Master Gardeners.

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley Sale April 25!

This educational nonprofit holds outdoor plant sales in the spring and fall. With a focus on native pollinators, plants are from local growers or grown on site from seed from their demonstration garden.

This April 25th, they are hosting their second annual Native Plants for the Pollinators sale April 25th. Suzie Savoie of Klamath Siskiyou Native Seeds is the featured vendor, with additional plants available from PPRV. A preliminary list of plants that will be available at the sale will be posted on the Facebook Event page by April 5th. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including timed shopping. Go to the Eventbrite to register for the hour that you plan to shop.

Location: 312 N. Main St, Phoenix, OR – Enter off 4th St.

Jackson County Master Gardener Association

Native plants grown by Master Gardeners, what could be better than that?! Several pop-up sales are held annually at the OSU Extension gardens. Check the Jackson County MGA Facebook page to learn about upcoming sales, or contact Lynn Kunstman to make an appointment.

Location: OSU Extension, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, Oregon

2. Spend an afternoon at a nursery

Nurseries typically offer a wide selection of non-native and native plants, with staff members available to answer your questions about where, when and why to plant your purchases. Southern Oregon is home to some truly outstanding nurseries, including:

Shooting Star Nursery

Offering a variety of native trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as some grasses and ferns. Find a list of the native plants they offer here:

Hours: Monday – Friday 9-4 and Saturday 11-4 (Winter hours)

Location: 3223 Taylor Rd., Central Point, OR Online:

Contact: 541.840.6453

Plant Oregon

This popular nursery has a large selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials, all root-pruned and locally propagated.

Hours: Monday -Friday 9-1; Saturday 9-4

Location: 8677 Wagner Creek Road, Talent, OR Online:

Contact: 541.535.3531

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Goodwin Creek Gardens

Grows and sells edible/medicinal herbs, perennial flowers and pollinator plants. Visit the website to order online.

Hours: Visit the nursery by appointment only

Location: 970 Cedar Flat Rd., Williams, OR Online:

Contact: 541.846.7357

Forest Farm

In addition to many native and non-native plants, this retail nursery sells a selection of western trees and shrubs.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8-3, or order online

Location: 14643 Water Gap Rd, Williams, OR Online:

Contact: 541.846.7269

White Oak Farm & Education Center

A diverse fruit and vegetable farm with a native plant nursery. Primarily focused on wholesale tree and shrub production for riparian restoration projects. Send an email or visit the website to learn about upcoming retail plant sales or schedule an appointment.

Location: Williams, OR Online:

3. Plan ahead with wholesale ordering

Do you have a large area to plant? The best pricing can be obtained by working with a grower to produce the quantity and variety of plants you need, starting a year or two ahead of when you need them in the ground.

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Althouse Nursery

This wholesale nursery propagates large quantities of native trees and shrubs for restoration projects and forestry. Minimum order size 200.

Location: Rogue River, OR Online:

Contact: 541.592.2395

Silver Springs Nursery

A wholesale propagation nursery producing a full line of container-grown native species for restoration projects, riparian and pollinator habitat enhancement.

Location: Jacksonville, OR

Contact: 541.899.1065

White Oak Farm & Education Center

A diverse fruit and vegetable farm with a native plant nursery. Primarily focused on wholesale tree and shrub production for riparian restoration projects.

Location: Williams, OR

Location: Williams, OR Online:

4. Contact the BLM for surplus trees

The Bureau of Land Management produces large quantities of native trees to plant on public lands. Occasionally, they have a surplus and offer trees to the general public. Call to find out availability.

Location: 3040 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR

Contact: 541.618.2333

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