Kathy and Michael Settevendemie, owners of Blackfoot Native Plants

owners, Kathy and Michael

Blackfoot Native Plants nursery is owned and operated by Kathy and Michael Settevendemie.  Started in 2003 in response to our passion for and dedication to the preservation of native plants, the nursery now has over 150 species in production. Kathy oversees propagation and production while Michael operates the infrastructure including irrigation, structures and anything hydraulic.

The nursery is located at 4000’ in Potomac, Montana.  Our last frost is usually in June and our first frost of the season is generally in August.  Our nights are cold, days hot, and if the plants survive here, they’ll definitely survive at your house

hand holding a single bitterroot flower with black seeds inside

Bitterroot seeds

We hand-collect seeds and cuttings to ensure genetic diversity and assure local provenance.  Most seeds are stratified out-of-doors.  Seedlings are pricked into pots throughout the spring and then moved to our nursery facility. We pride ourselves on growing healthy, hardy native plants.


Demonstration Gardens

colorful plants along pathway in garden

Demonstration garden

We promote the use and cultivation of native plants in natural and ornamental landscapes.  Demonstration gardens at the nursery offer opportunities to see over 250 species of mature plants used in a traditional garden settings.  Tours of the nursery and gardens are available free of charge.

Visiting The Nursery

lots of green plants in nursery

the nursery is full!

The nursery is open to the public on Fridays throughout the summer or by appointment Thursday.  Because we work in several different locations at the nursery and are sometimes out in field collecting seed, we encourage you to let us know you are coming so we’ll be sure to be around when you visit.

Call 406.880.8809 or email us.


Our Goal and Our Guarantee 

bright pink flowers of Lewis' Monkeyflower

Lewis’ monkeyflower

Each year we strive to improve our operation and provide the highest quality grasses, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you an exceptional level of customer service.  We guarantee that we sell only high quality, affordable native plants.