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

Native Plant Sale

Shop our next Native Plant Sale in Fall 2021

Thanks for making our Spring Native Plant Sale a success!

Want to buy more native plants? Visit Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin, DE or East Coast Garden Center in Milsboro, DE.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Sale and Pickup Dates

Our Online Sale Ran May 2 – 3 – Fall Dates TBD

There are no plants for sale in-person this year.

Plant Pickup Appointments were May 13 – 15 – Fall Dates TBD

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 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.

What are the prices of the plants?

Pricing depends on many variables and can often change up until the last minute, so pricing is not included in the plant list PDF. 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.

Who may I contact with any questions?

Email us or call 302.239.2334.

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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