Native Plant Sale

Posted:2/27/2020 Jackson

Friends of Jackson County Conservation is holding a wildflower sale this spring to help people obtain native plant species.

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 $2.50 each. To order, pick up an order form at the Hurstville Interpretive Center or download a form below. Questions, call the conservation office (563) 652-3783.