Put native plants in your landscape

Add native plants to your landscape to preserve and protect them, and to sustain the native pollinators and other wildlife that depend on them. Our plants come primarily through our Seed Starters Groups and from plants grown and donated by members and friends.  Proceeds support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.

Our 2018 Plant Sales

Early Native Plant Salefeatures  spring ephemerals & early bloomers. May 12, 2018, 9am to 3pm.  Find our booth at the Casey Farm Spring Seedling Sale & Farmers’ Market, Saunderstown! (directions)

Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island – features a wide selection of perennials, shrubs, ferns & grasses.  June 2, 2018, 9am to 1pm at URI East Farm.

What can you do to help?

• Can you donate native plants from your landscape?  
We are most interested in plants native to Rhode Island but will consider plants native to New England.  We can help you identify plants and dig and divide.

• Can you help with the May or June sale either to set up the day before or at the sale?
Volunteers, all levels of plant knowledge, welcome. Many tasks, e.g. transporting and  organizing plants, helping customers choose plants, assisting with parking, working at check out areas etc.

This is great opportunity to learn about native plants and meet others interested in biodiverse, sustainable landscapes!

• Would you like to volunteer to be a seed starter?

Please contact Linda McDaniel plantsales@RIWPS.org

Find native perennials and select shrubs from Rhode Island, including Rhody NativeTM, New England and Eastern North America. Our spring ephemerals are often hard to find in local nurseries.  

Examples of plants in our selection:  trillium, celandine poppy, blood-root, May-apple, marsh marigold, hepatica, foam-flower, Robin’s plantain, trout-lily, crested iris, lupine, wild blue phlox and azalea.

Casey Farm will also be offering Rhode Island Certified Organic vegetable, fruit, and herb seedlings and hosting the first Coastal Growers Market of the season. Tour the historic farmhouse and grounds and bring the kids for special children’s activities.  

Why the Best?
 We have …
  • a vast variety of native shrubs and trees as well as summer and fall blooming native perennials for shade, sun, dry and wet conditions
  • more ground cover plants than ever
  • native substitutes for invasive species and plants,
  • native plants that will attract pollinators,
  • locally sourced and grown Rhody Native™,
  • native plant experts available to assist home gardeners find the right plant for their particular landscape settings.
Bring a friend! Bring a wagon!
RIWPS members can shop starting at 8 am.
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Looking for ideas or details about what plants to consider for your landscape?

We recommend the following resources for ideas or specific details about which plants you might want to add to your landscape.

• Rhode Island Native Plant Guide

Guides for Sustainable Landscapes

Rhody Native™ Initiative

RIWPS Cultivation Notes

From our archives

From June 3, 2017 Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island