Bringing Quality Native Plants to Your Backyard

At Direct Native Plants, we are committed to growing, supplying, and distributing native plants that are critical to biodiverse ecosystems. Our mail-order system makes it easy to get high-quality native plants delivered right to your doorstep.

The Monarch Is “Endangered”

Due to declining populations, the iconic Monarch Butterfly was listed as “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in July 2022. You can help support Monarchs in your own backyard by planting their host plant, milkweed. This plant is critical to the survival of Monarchs, as the caterpillars feed exclusively on the leaves of milkweed.

The Best Berries for Birds

The berries that grow on native trees and shrubs provide food for wildlife in the fall and winter months when other food sources are scarce. Migratory songbirds find these berries especially valuable as they make their journey south. But are all berries created equal? Consider these trees and shrubs when looking for the best berries for birds.

Featured Plants

Check out the newest additions to our native plant lineup!
Our fresh additions sell out quickly, so get them while supplies last.

Browse Our Plant Types

Native trees provide a focal point for native gardens, as well as habitat for birds and other native wildlife.
Native shrubs give year-round interest to home gardens, with many offering a variety of benefits including blooms in the spring and summer and fruit in the fall and winter.
Native perennials are the star of any garden with their wide variety of leaf textures and seasonal bursts of color.
Keystone plants have been identified by entomologists and horticulturalists as the powerhouses of strong food webs. These plants help to support biodiverse ecosystems, even in the smallest of backyards.
Check out the newest additions to our native plant lineup! Get these while supply lasts because they sell out quickly.
Whether you're shopping for perennials, shrubs, or trees, our native plants are perfect for creating a native oasis in your own backyard.

Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) is a small to medium sized deciduous tree that grows naturally in rich or rocky wooded areas of valleys, ravines, bluff bases, slopes, and thickets. The palmate leaves are initially bright green, turning dark green in the summer, and the fall color is usually yellow, but sometimes shades of orange or red. Small red, yellow, to yellow-green flowers bloom on long panicles in early spring and attract butterflies and other native pollinators.

Why Use Direct
Native Plants?

Native plants contribute to ecological biodiversity, create sustainable wildlife habitat, and restore and replenish clean waterways.

use less water

Native plants have adapted to local growing conditions, and once established they can thrive on natural precipitation patterns, needing little supplemental irrigation.


By planting native plants instead of monoculture lawns, you can help provide the space, food, and shelter needed for a complete wildlife habitat.


Native plants support a wide variety of native insects, which in turn support larger animals, creating an expansive food web of interconnected species.

What our customers say about us


"Everything arrived in excellent condition! Will definitely be ordering from here again. I love that they have a section for keystone species on their website, too.”


“I wish I had discovered this place years ago! I ordered several plants and they all came in excellent condition, and within a day of being shipped. This will be my go-to nursery for all things native!”


“I have spent $$$$ on the plants here because they have never disappointed me even once. Look no further for your native plant source. All plants arrive healthy, big, and wet. Their customer service is top quality. It's a quality local company that deserves your quality support. Ever since I started transforming my yard with help from their plants. I saw insects I haven't seen in years. I could not be happier.”


“Very responsive and accommodating staff! It’s great having a source for native plants that doesn’t use neonicotinoid pesticides. Very happy with quality of plants purchased!”

Latest News

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The Best Berries for Birds

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A Habitat Hero Garden for Shade

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Now accepting preorders for Fall 2024!

We begin shipping for the fall season the week of September 3rd, weather permitting.