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Friends of JCC Native Plant Sale 2023

Posted:2/28/2023 Jackson

Friends of Jackson County Conservation is holding a native wildflower sale this spring to help people obtain native plant species for your garden and home landscaping.


Update 5/11/23:

Pre-sale of plants has ended. There are extra plants available. They will be available for purchase on Sat/Sun May 20/21 between 12:00-5:00. 

Those that pre-ordered plants can pick up their plants May 18 between Noon-4:00; May 19 between 9:00-4:00; May 20 between 12:00-5:00; May 21 between 12:00-5:00. 


Plants for sale include: native yarrow, lavender hyssop, prairie onion, pasque flower, marsh milkweed, whorled milkweed, silky aster, lance-leaf coreopsis, pale-purple coneflower, rough blazing star, golden alexander, cream wild indigo.

The internet has a lot of information about plants. Here are a few sites we recommend to learn more about the flowers above.


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.

- Native plants also require little to no fertilizers, are resistant to local diseases, insects, and other pests, as well as provide habitat and food for local wildlife, including our insect pollinators!

Finding native plants to include in your yard is not always easy, but 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.



Order forms are available at the Hurstville Interpretive Center and below. Plants are $3.00 each.

Order now! Limited plants available, use the order form to pre-order your plants. 

Drop off order form and payment at the Hurstville Interpretive Center or mail to 18670 63rd St Maquoketa, IA 52060.

Plants will be available for pickup beginning May 19-21 at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.

For more information call (563) 652-3783 or email Jess Wagner at 


*New - Native Flower SEED Packets available in the gift shop at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. 

Friends of Jackson County Conservation also has seed packets of native plants for sale in the gift shop at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. Cost is $3/packet. Seed packet species for sale include: 

Poverty Oat Grass

Purple Locoweed

Goat's Rue

Tall Hairy Agrimony

Fragrant False Indigo

Cream Wild Indigo

Blue Joint Grass

Strawberry Blite

Wild Lupine

Wild Four O'Clock

Prairie Sundrops

Shrubby St. John's Wort

Spotted Bee Balm

Silky Prairie Clover

Blue Sage

Little Bluestem