Get your fall garden growing with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.
A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. To find lists of native plant sales in cities across the country, visit Choose Natives or find a native plant nursery in the National Native Plant Nursery Directory.
Here are upcoming sales in the Kansas City / Lawrence area. Check with the event sponsor or vendors for pre-ordering options.
Thursday, September 16, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Cottin’s Thursday Farmers Market
1832 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
Saturday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO
- Allendan Seed Company
- City Roots Nursery
- Gaylena’s Garden
- Ozark Soul
- Green Thumb Gardens
- Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
- Forrest Keeling Nursery
Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
917 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO
This is a pre-order/pick-up only sale.
Saturday, October 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3403 W. 53rd St., Fairway, KS
Once they are established, native plants offer many benefits to gardens, including:
- Attract pollinators
- Deep root systems that require less water
- Adapt well to temperature extremes, drought and flooding
- Crowd out invasive plants
- Resist disease and pests
- Require less maintenance
- Clean the environment and improve soil quality