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BNP sells containerized native plants, most from Western Montana, including hardy native grasses, shrubs and wildflowers.

Seeds and cuttings are hand collected to ensure genetic diversity and grown out-of-doors at 4000′ so you’ll have the hardiest plants available.

As many of you know Michael and Kathy have been discussing closing Blackfoot Native Plants for some time as we work our way into retirement. We have decided that the summer of 2018 will be our final season for retail sales. We will continue next year with limited contract sales and consultations.

That said, it’s time to take the plunge and invest in native plants!

The nursery is open Fridays 9 am – 5 pm.
We are at the Clark Fork Farmers’ Market Saturdays until July 7th,  8 am – 1 pm.

We are pleased to release our 2018 species list that contains xeric and pollinator friendly native plants used in landscaping and ornamental gardens.

Searching Our Website

The ‘Plant Communities‘ link on the left-hand navigation bar connects to information on plants that grow well together and allows you to click on individual species for photos and more info. Planting in ‘communities’ ensures your plants will thrive.

Use the ‘search‘ bar at the left to look up plants. It includes information about species currently available as well as many others.

nursery 2015-2How We Raise Our Native Plants
Our plants are grown from hand-collected seeds or propagated from cuttings of local plants.  We do not dig plants from the wild.

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Unlike nurseries that use genetically altered cultivars of native plants, we propagate wild native seeds we collect and take cuttings from local sources.  It is our belief that locally sourced plants are hardier and are more beneficial to their natural ecosystems than those that have been altered to enhance particular characteristics of a species.

Our plants are grown in containers out-of-doors (not in greenhouses) at 4000’ – USDA Zone 4b (USDA Plant hardiness zone map) to ensure extreme hardiness.  Most have already spent at least one winter in a pot.  Our plants thrive at high altitudes with short growing seasons where drought, cool nights, and extreme winter temperatures are common.

nursery 2015 opuntiaMy husband says that our motto should be “If it grows at our house, it will darn well grow at yours!”  Well, he changes the ‘d’ word to something a little different.  You get the idea.  It’s a tough place for a plant in a container to grow.

Looking forward to hearing from you,