Indianapolis Area Nurseries Offer Native Plants

Following up on a successful pilot program in the Bloomington area, INPAWS Central Chapter is initiating the Go Green, Grow Native program in the Indianapolis area.  The program helps consumers locate native plants at local retail nurseries by providing promotional materials to the nurseries who sign up for the program.  The promotional materials prominently display the Go Green, Go Native logo where the native plants are sold.

Although INPAWS encourages the use of standard native plant species in residential and commercial landscaping, variants of these native plants, called cultivars or nativars, are allowed to be included in the native offerings by the nurseries.

Retailers in the Indianapolis area participating in the program this year are:

Allisonville Nursery  11405 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse  Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Native Plants Unlimited (annual spring plant sale at Geist Nursery)  9890 Mollenkopf Road, Fishers, IN 46037

Sullivan Hardware & Garden  6955 N. Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

White’s Ace Hardware   Carmel—731 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032; Geist—10941 E. 79th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46236; Nora—8502 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Please support this program and the merchants participating, so that we can increase the numbers of native plants in greater Indianapolis area landscapes.

Download a flyer about Go Green, Go Native


    Linda wrote on May 31, 2015

    spiderwort is a true nuisance

    Herb-n-Natives wrote on May 09, 2014

    If you can make to the Irvington Farmer's Market this summer, look for the Herb-n-Natives booth. I will be offering native plants, herbs and other useful plants. The market runs every second Sunday from June through October in Ellenberger Park in Irvington.

    Janet Engleman wrote on May 04, 2014

    Today (may 4) I went to Sullivan hardware in hopes of finding some native plants. I could not see any so I asked a sales associate and I was told that they were dispersed among all the perennials and unfortunately he did not have much knowledge of the inventory. All that I found was some blue false indigo and spiderwort. A few other unmarked plants were near that could have been native plants. I was disappointed and I cannot make the inpaws sale this year. I guess I will try Allisonville nursery.

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