• 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.
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News & Events

Blog Postings

  • Stormwater Part 2: Ag Run-off and Restoration

    Apr 13, 2015
    Part 2 of our Stormwater series. Looking at agricultural runoff and ways in which nutrients and other pollutants can be sequestered through the use of wetland restoration and natives.
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  • Stormwater: Water as a blessing, not a curse

    Mar 27, 2015
    Water is often treated as waste product to pump downstream, rather than the free, life-giving resource it is. Here we look at some of the problems of current water management, some green infrastructure solutions, and how native plants are key in reforming our relationship with water.
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  • Incipient Spring and Pollinator Palaces

    Mar 13, 2015
    Native pollinators play a large role in production of native seed and food crops across the country. Constructing shelters for native bumblebees and mason bees is one way to supplement their natural habitat.
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Featured Species

 Cal can - blue joint grass
Calamagrostis canadensis
Bluejoint Grass

A slender-leaved grass of wet meadows and lake banks, this species produces a slighty nodding, branched inflorescence. Blooming around June, flowers are reddish in color turning tan with age. It will grow between 2' and 4' feet tall, is tussock-forming, and can spead via rhizomes. Bluejoint Grass prefers wet soils and does well in all types of sunlight.

Learn more about other native species here.