Native Plant Sales

Last plant sale event for 2022!

August 27, 2022 | Cranston, RI

This well fed monarch caterpillar is enjoying the tender leaves of a butterfly weedAsclepias tuberosa, at the RIWPS hoop house in Portsmouth.  But don’t worry, there will be plenty of inventory left for our sale!

We will be bringing about 900 plants of 60 species to the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market, 60 Rhodes Place from 9 AM to noon.

Get a head start on next spring with your favorites like lupinesred columbinebeardtongue and an uncommon downy yellow violet. Fall planting of these species allows them to become well established in next spring rains to better weather drought summers.

If you are looking for natives adapted to our hot and dry summers, consider our native prickly pear, pussy toes, bearberry and the shrub, bayberry.

If you are looking for fall color this year our selection of goldenrods and asters will add just that as well as provide the final meal for migrating and hibernating insects.


Don’t forget to enjoy the fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, meat, fish, flowers, baked and specialty goods at the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market too!
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Bring your family and friends!  Bring a wagon!

native plant salesWe specialize in plant species exclusive to the area known as ecoregion 59 which includes all of Rhode Island, most of Connecticut and Massachusetts and sections of New York, New Hampshire and Maine. Plants within an ecoregion are accustomed to similar environmental conditions, share plant genetics, and have coevolved with our local fauna. They are best suited to thrive in your gardens and to attract and sustain the butterflies, bees, birds and other pollinators that depend on them.

Our plants come through our Seed Starters groups. Plants we buy are from sources that grow their plants from seeds as local as possible. For donated plants, we remove the soil from the roots, rinse the roots and then the plant is placed in a sterile potting medium as a precaution to minimize the spread of Asian jumping worms.

Proceeds support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

Please also know that we do not offer plants for sale beyond our specific sale-day events.

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Both guides are searchable by a variety of characteristics  e.g.  plant size and growing conditions.

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Check out the additional resources on our Plants Guide Page.  Learn about ecological gardening, RIWPS cultivation notes, as well as other information, e.g. attracting pollinators and birds, site designs …

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