Where do I Obtain Native Plants?

These are some nurseries which sell South Florida native plants. They may be wholesale nurseries which will sell retail by appointment. Be sure call ahead for information. Some also sell non-native plants, so be an educated shopper if you are in search of natives.

Please ask your neighborhood garden center to carry natives! Numerous other wholesale nurseries carry some natives and are a source for retail nurseries or landscape professionals. Please call the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) for more information. Some nurseries with natives are members of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN).

Also look for native plant sales - or free plants - from organizations, parks, government agencies.

Corkystem passionflower
Corkystem passionflower

Featured Plant:

Corkystem passionflower (Passiflora suberosa)

Vine found in Florida forests and pinelands, Texas, West Indies, Mexico - S. America. Stem has corky exterior on older portions. Leaf shape is extremely variable. Small pale-green flowers. Pea-sized purple fruits are eaten by birds. Larval host plant for Gulf fritillary, Julia & Zebra heliconian butterflies. May be temporarily defoliated by caterpillars.

  • Tolerates a wide range of soils and light
  • Support on a fence, trellis or shrub, or let it sprawl on the ground
  • Can be grown in a pot

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation