• 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

Indiana Pollinator Week June 19-25

May 17, 2017
Earlier this week, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb proclaimed the week of June 19th - June 25th "Pollinator Week." This coincides with the National Pollinator week, declared by the US Dept. of Agriculture and the US Dept. of the Interior (click this link to find Pollinator Week activities near you). Gov. Holcomb's proclamation recognises the importance that native bees and other pollinators play in our food supply and natural ecosystems.

Show your support that week by planting a native pollinator habitat in your home or place of work. If you already manage a native planting, consider enhancing an existing natural area with pollinator-friendly native plants. 

Cardno Native Plant Nursery has a diverse selection of native nectar- and pollen-producing species, including milkweeds (Asclepias spp.). For more information about supporting pollinators, see our guide here. You can also visit the Xerces Society for tips on establishing native pollinator habitat in the upper Midwest. 

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Featured Species

Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
- Rattlesnake Master

Mesic Prairie Forb

This is an attractive plant with clusters of unusual white to green, spiky, globe-shaped flowerheads from midsummer to early fall. Growing 3' to 5' tall, it has waxy bluish or grayish-green foliage that is stiff and strap-like and reminiscent of yucca plant. The common name comes from folk-lore that stated tea made from its roots could treat rattlesnake bites. It prefers full sunlight and medium soils.