Native Plants

Prairie Flower Sales

Blooming Prairie offers four different sizes of prairie forbs and grasses at retail and wholesale prices. Our plants are sold in 38” cone cells, gallon pots, bare roots and seeds. Please contact our nursery for pricing and availability as they vary from season to season.

Flat of 38 Potted Plants

  • 4.5”deep x 2” Cone Container
  • Longer Roots for Stronger Plants
  • Deep roots grow hardier plants that are able to withstand tougher conditions
  • Traditional 72 cell or 3 inch potted flowers can die after a day without water
  • Our plants’ deeper and more extensive root systems propagate freely after being transferred into the ground

Gallon Sized Potted Plant

  • 1 gallon pots measure 7 inches high and 7.5 inches at the opening
  • One to two year plants with large root systems
  • Best potted plant option for quickest establishment of prairie gardens

Bare Root Plants*

  • Receive only the dormant root
  • Our most hardy root system dug directly from the ground in Spring
  • No chance of receiving root bound plants
  • Quickly establish robust prairie by planting bare root
  • *Option available in the spring for a specific set of forbs

Seeds

  • Diverse variety of seeds from local ecotypes available
  • Very economical way to establish a new prairie
  • Enhance a large or small pre-existing prairie or garden
  • Propagate native wildflowers at home
Prairie Inventory

Keep reading to learn more about the questions we get most frequently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you mail plants?

Yes we ship plants to other Midwest locations for a flat rate of 25% of the cost of the plants.

Do you have seeds?

We have seeds, but we use them to propagate our own prairie and don’t sell them. We do provide seeds for large scale acre plantings.

Do you have potted plants?

Yes we do have potted plants and this is how we normally sell our native prairie flowers, grasses and shrubs. We have 38 inch and gallon potted plants.

How long does it take to get an order?

The length of time to get an order varies based on the time of year. For example, in early spring, most of the natives haven’t come out of their dormancy yet so it could take a few weeks before we deliver them. If the plants are ready and not in their dormant stage, they will be ready for shipping or pickup within two to five days.

When do you start selling flowers?

It depends on the weather, sometimes May, but we typically begin shipping orders early May based on the transit date and when the native trays are ready for transportation.

How much do your native prairie flowers, grasses and shrubs cost?

One gallon shrubs cost $12, two gallon shrubs are $20 and the five gallon shrubs are $40. We sell grasses and natives flowers in 38 inch ($89 for a flat of 38 of the same species) or 3 inch ($3.75 a piece) and gallons ($6.50 each). There are a few species of native prairie flowers that cost more because of the difficulty to grow them and the care they require. An example is our Bottle Gentian, Wild Blue Flox and Prairie Smoke.