Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Cephalanthus by Lori Athey for Native Plant Sale

Spring Native Plant Sale 2021

Hope Blooms this Spring at our annual Spring Native Plant Sale.

Enjoy a wide variety of beautiful native species for all growing conditions.

This Season’s Theme: Hope Blooms

Online Sale Days: May 2 – 3

Plant Pick Up: May 13 – 15
(Upstate and Downstate Options)

Members and Guardians Shop Early!

DelNature Members and Guardians – get exclusive benefits like our early shopping day!
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Unsure of your Membership status?

Contact Aaron Sharp, Event & Engagement Coordinator

Native Plant Sale List

See Plants On Sale
Pricing Info | Print Quality Plant List
Find MOST plants on sale in this list. Check our online store May 2 for late additions.


Thanks To Our Sponsors



Sale and Pickup Dates

Our Online Sale Runs May 2 – 3

There are no plants for sale in-person this year. Quantities are limited – shop early!

Plant Pickup Appointments can be scheduled for May 13 – 15

Schedule your Pickup Appointment after you purchase your plants on our online store.

You will receive a link to sign up for your pickup appointment in the confirmation email after placing your order. Please select only ONE Pickup Appointment. Social distancing rules will be followed.

There will be two pickup locations: one will be in northern New Castle County, the other will be in northern Sussex county. Exact locations provided after purchase.


What To Do On Pickup Day

  • Arrive promptly at the day, time, and location scheduled for your pickup. We will have your order ready and load it directly into the back of your car.
  • Please bring your order confirmation or ID card. Staff will meet your car at the pickup location and provide instructions. Please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle.
  • DelNature staff will do all the loading for you. All you need to do is pop your truck and relax. Please make sure that your vehicle can adequately accommodate the plants you’ve ordered.
  • All plants should be able to fit into your trunk or truck bed. Consider bringing a box or a blanket.
  • DelNature staff will follow current safety guidelines including staying six feet apart from customers, using face masks, and sanitizing hands between orders.

Plant Packages

Abbotts Mill 40th Anniversary Package

Native Plant Sale package - Abbotts

Join us in celebrating our Abbott’s Mill Nature Center’s 40th Anniversary by planting your own micromeadow! 3 Asclepias tuberosa/Butterfly Milkweed, 2 Rudbeckia fulgida fulgida/Black-eyed Susan and 1 Schizachyrium The Blues/Little Bluestem. Plant in full sun, in moist to dry soil.

Butterfly Garden Package

Native Plant Sale package - Butterflies

Attract the butterflies with this package, plant in full sun in moist to dry soil. 2 Eutrochium/Joe Pye, 3 Lobelia siphilitica/Blue Lobelia, 2 Phlox Jeana/Garden Phlox, and 1 Solidago Fireworks.

Bird Package

Native Plant Sale package - Birds

Add these bird favorites to your full sun, moist soil garden. 2 Vaccinium/Blueberry, 1 Panicum/Switchgrass, 3 Echinacea/Purple Coneflower, and 2 Solidago caesia/Goldenrod


More Questions

How can I find out what is for sale?

Find MOST plants that will be on sale on our Native Plant Sale list – and look in our online store, once it is live, for any new additions. Members receive early access to shopping! Join today!

What are the prices of the plants?

Actual pricing depends on many variables and can often change up until the last minute, so pricing is not included in this catalogue. However, most herbaceous plants (flowers, grasses, ferns) range from $8 to $12, most shrubs range from $24-$36, and most trees range from $25-$40.

How do I schedule a Pickup Appointment?

Schedule your Pickup Appointment when you purchase your plants online. You will receive a link to sign up for your pickup appointment in the confirmation email after placing your order. Please only select ONE Pickup Appointment.

What is your refund/exchange policy?

All sales are final. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Who may I contact with any questions?

Email us or call 302.239.2334.


Upcoming Activities That Support Gardening for Wildlife (Adults Only)

Middle Run Tree Planting

Saturday, April 24
Help us plant trees to help make the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area more attractive for native wildlife. Come by yourself or sign up your group!

Register Now

Native Gardens for Delmarva Butterflies

Virtual
Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm – 8pm
Tips on landscaping properties, big or small, with attractive native plants to support Delmarva butterfly habitat.
Member $10, Non-member $20

Register Now

Earth Day of Giving and Action

April 22
Help protect our environment on Earth Day! Delaware has much to celebrate, but more action is needed to save our planet through education, conservation, and advocacy. Step up with us to make a difference!

Make an Impact


Thank You To Our Growers and Donors

Pennsbury Gardens (Jim Gears), Octoraro Native Plant Nursery (Jim McKenzie), Holly Hill Farms, Wm. E. Babikow Sons, Inc., Octoraro Farm (Harold Sweetman), Kurt Bluemel, Inc., and Mt. Cuba Center


Thank You To Our Photographers

Lori Athey, Tom Potterfield, Joe Sebastiani, Shannon Modla, Mt. Cuba, Proven Winners, John Harrod, Wikipedia, Lisa Pertzoff, Plants Nouveau, Karen Dever, Clark’s Captures, Kristen Travers, Linda Young, Paul Layton, Jamie Pruitt, and Joanne Malgiero


All proceeds of the Native Plant Sale benefits Delaware Nature Society and our mission to improve the environment through education, conservation and advocacy. Your support of the sale helps us to advance this important work.


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