2011 Local Nurseries Native Plants List

This is a list of native plants available at the local nurseries in the Bloomington/Normal area. These are not common ornamental cultivars typically found at most garden centers; make sure you ask for specific natives by name. Please note that availability of plants will vary as the growing season progresses. Please contact each nursery with questions about specific plants. To identify which plants work for your yard use one of the plant databases on the Resources page.

Casey’s Garden Shop, 1505 N Main, Bloomington, 309-828-1424
http://www.caseysgardenshop.com/, Map & Directions

“Big Root” Geranium (native cultivar)
“Blue” Geranium (native cultivar)
Beardtongue (native cultivar)
Black-eyed Susan
Blue Indigo
Bugbane
Compass Plant
Coral Bells
Coriopsis (native cultivar)
Corylus americana
Dwarf Columbine (native cultivar)
Dwarf Joe Pye Weed (native cultivar)
False Indigo
Golden Alexander
Goldenrod (specific variety not known)
Green spice heuchera
Grey Coneflower
Jacobs Ladder
Lead Plant
Mayapple
Meadow Parsnip
Nodding Wild Onion
Oehme Palm sedge
Pale Purple Coneflower
Palm Sedge
Phlox divaracata laphamii
Prairie Alum Root
Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Dropseed
Prairie Smoke
Rough Blazing Star
Shooting Star
Sky Blue Aster
Solidago 'little lemon'
Solomons Seal
Spiderwort
Spotted Joe Pye Weed
Stokes Aster (native cultivar)
Swamp milk weed
Tennessee Coneflower (native cultivar)
Turtlehead (native cultivar)
White Woodland Aster
Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm)
Wild Ginger
Wild Spotted Geranium
Woodland Phlox
Yellow Coneflower
Zizia aurea

Native Shrubs
American Hazelnut
Bittersweet (need to have both a male and female plant)
New Jersey Tea
Viburnum Dentatum
Viburnum Nannyberry

Green View Nursery, 1813 Industrial Park Dr, Normal, 309-452-9402
http://www.greenview.com/, Map & Directions

Bald Cypress
Big Bluestem
Blue False Indigo
Bur Oak
Butterfly weed
Cardinal Flower
Indian Grass
Little Bluestem
Magnus Purple Coneflower
Northern Red Oak
Prairie Dropseed
Smooth Sumac
Spicebush
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp White Oak
White Oak

Grieder Sod & Landscaping, 1804 N Towanda Barnes Rd, Bloomington, 309-662-8527
http://www.grieders.com/, Map & Directions

Natives available starting 2012

Growing Grounds, 1600 S Main, Bloomington, 309-827-4343
http://www.growinggrounds.com, Map & Directions

Perennials
Asclepias
Baptisa
Aster
Echinacea
Coreopsis
Eupatorium
Filipendra
Guara
Helenium
Heuchera
Heliopsis
Liatris
Lobelia
Monarda
Oenothera
Phlox
Rudbeckia
Solidago
Tradescantia
Physostegia
Salvia
Teucrium
Veronica
Viola

Grasses
Big Bluestem - Andropogan gerardii
June Grass - Koeleria macrantha
Northern Sea Oats - Chasmanthium latifolium
Prairie Dropseed - Sporoboulus heterolepis
Sideoats Grama grass - Buteloua

Owen Nursery & Florist, 1700 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington, 309-662-3511
http://owennursery.com/, Map & Directions

Perennials
Arkansas Amsonia
Blue False Indigo
Butterfly Weed
Goldenrod
Great Blue Lobelia
Leadplant
Obedient Plant
Prairie Coneflower
Rattlesnake Master
Wild Petunia

Grasses
Big Bluestem
Prairie Cord Grass

Trees and shrubs
Baldcypress
Black Tupelo
Bur Oak
Carolina Silverbell
Kentucky Coffeetree
Paw Paw
Pecan
Persimmon
Pin Oak
Red Oak
Redbud
River Birch
Sassafras
Shagbark Hickory
Shingle Oak
Swamp Bur Oak
Swamp White Oak
Sweetbay Magnolia
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus)
Tulip Tree
Vernal Witchhazel
White Oak

Penn Landscaping & Sunburst Nursery, 2407 S Main, Bloomington, 309-663-5513
http://www.pennlandscaping.com, Map & Directions

List coming soon

Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center, 2010 Fox Creek Rd, Bloomington, 309-828-4580
http://www.niepagens.com/, Map & Directions

Perennials
Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis
Culver’s Root - Veronicastrum virginicum
Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis
Pale Purple Coneflower – Echinacea pallida
Prairie Blazing Star - Liatris pycnostachya
Purple Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea
Royal Catchfly - Silene regia
Rough Blazing Star – Liatris Aspera
Spiderwort - Tradescantia ohiensis
Wild Quinine - Parthenium integrifolium
Wild White Indigo - Baptisia leucantha

Grasses
Big Bluestem - Andopogon gerardii
Prairie Dropseed – Sporobolis heterolepis