• Seed

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

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

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

NEW Cardno Native Plant Nursery Facebook Page

Mar 06, 2018

We have recently launched a new Facebook page that is sure to become a helpful resource for anyone interested in native plants and restoration services. The page will focus on native plants and their importance in the landscape, and also offer tips on selection, installation and maintenance of native plants. Looking for ideas for your next native project? We’ll share some of the best restoration project success stories to inspire you. And with our staff of natural resource experts, there are sure to be plenty of informative posts about the diverse flora and fauna we encounter in our work.

We have only recently launched our page but our Facebook following is growing quickly and our posts have reached thousands of people.

Check it out at Cardno Native Plant Nursery.

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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.