Native Plant Sale

Posted:2/28/2024 Jackson

Update 4/8/24: Pre-sale has ended. We are no longer accepting orders for plants. We may hold a one day sale sometime Memorial Day weekend with plants we have leftover, stay tuned for more information. 


Update 4/1/2024: Plant orders are taken on a first come first serve while supplies last. As of today we are out of prairie smoke, wild gerarium, and rough blazing star. All other plants still available for order at this time.


Friends of Jackson County Conservation is holding a native plant sale this spring to help people obtain native wildflowers, grasses, and sedges. 

Prairie plants are finding their way back into Iowa’s landscapes, not only on public lands, but also in private gardens and yards. Native plants are a great choice for your yard or garden for many reasons. Native flowers and grasses:

  • are well adapted to the local climate, and can better withstand the severe drought, flooding and temperatures of Iowa.
  • require little to no fertilizers, are resistant to local diseases, insects, and other pests.
  • provide habitat and food for local wildlife, including our insect pollinators!

Finding native plants to include in your yard is not always easy, but definitely worth the extra effort it takes to locate them. Many of the plants found at local ‘big box’ stores are not native and will not provide the long lasting benefits of prairie plants that have spent thousands of years adapting to Iowa’s climate and soils.

Plants are $3.00 each. To order, pick up an order form at the Hurstville Interpretive Center or download a form below. Accepting pre-orders starting February 28. Orders will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last. Plants will be available for pick-up May 24-26 at the Hurstville Center. 

Questions, call the conservation office (563) 652-3783 or email 


Resources for Gardening and Landscaping with Native Plants: