• Seed

    Cardno has both standard and custom seed mixes that provide a key part of the success of any restoration or native planting project.
  • Plants

    Cardno’s more than 350 native plant species are available in a variety of options to quickly create native habitats and stabilize project sites.
  • Trees & Shrubs

    Cardno has more than 50 species of Midwestern genotype bare-root trees and shrubs available for installation.
  • Erosion Control

    Cardno’s wide selection of bioengineering materials is used by the Cardno Services Team to help control erosion on disturbed sites and stabilize streambanks, lakeshores, and steep slopes.
  • Inventory

    Download Cardno's current inventory of seed, plants, and trees and shrubs, updated on a regular basis.

Cardno Native Plant Nursery

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. Our full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Our team can also perform contract growing or create a custom seed mix for your next native landscape project.  We also provide natural coir bioengineering materials  that can be prevegetated with appropriate native species  to help advance ecological restoration and stabilization work.
Learn more today!                    

News & Events

Blog Postings

  • The Decline of the Monarchs

    Feb 13, 2015
    Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators are in rapid decline. Learn why they’re disappearing and how you can help.
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  • Waiting for Spring

    Feb 06, 2015
    Our first blog post! While spring might seem a long way off, there is still plenty to do at the nursery. Also, some hints at the upcoming year.
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Featured Species

 Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Broadleaf Purple Coneflower

The iconic coneflower species, this 3' to 5' tall plant blooms early to late summer, several weeks later than Echinacea pallida. It features showy, 2" to 4" diameter blooms that consist of a cone of reddish-brown disc florets and drooping, purple ray florets. These blooms are favorite nectar sources for butterflies, and in the fall, the seeds attract birds. The foliage is dark green and broadly ovate with few hairs. It prefers full to partial sunlight in areas with medium to dry soils.

Learn more about other native species here.