Terms & Conditions




Minimum Wholesale Order

Plugs: $100 minimum, full flat quantities per species.
Seed Mixes: 0.25 acre minimum for standard Cardno mixes, $100 minimum for custom seed mixes.
Individually Bagged Seed Species: $100 minimum, $5 per line item. A $1 per species bagging and labeling fee may be applied.

Seed Testing

Seed is sold on a PLS (Pure Live Seed) basis. Depending on the size of the order, individual seed test results may be provided after the order has been picked, for an additional fee. Additional certifications/inspections (DOT, state agencies) will be charged $75 per mix.

Sizes & Pricing

Plugs - Prices are per plug, sold in full-flat quantities of 32, 38 or 50 dependent on species. 32s are square (2½" x 3"); 38s are round-tapered (2¼" x 5"); 50s are square tapered (2" x 5").
#1 Gallon - Prices are per pot. Trade gallons measure 6½" diameter, 7" tall.
Bare-root herbaceous - Prices are per rhizome. Sizes vary by species and season.
Bare-root tree/shrub - Prices are per seedling. Sold in bundles of 25. Standard grade is 12" - 18" from the root collar. Taller grades available upon request; call for pricing and availability.
Seed - Price is per PLS ounce of seed.

Liners and other container sizes are available for contract growing. Call for pricing and availability. 

Compensation for Materials & Services

Orders less than $500 must be paid prior to shipping. A 25% deposit is required for all orders greater than $5,000 and a credit check will be required. Based on the results of the credit check, the client may placed on COD status. Deposits are non-refundable. If order is not picked up or shipped within 30 days of original ready date, a 5% (of order total) monthly holding fee will be applied. In the event an order needs to be held over the winter months (December-March) additional holding fees will apply.

Contract Growing

Custom-grown orders require a 50%, or more, deposit to begin growing the plants or seed. The deposit amount and time required to grow will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In most instances, order cancellations forfeit deposits. If order is not shipped within 30 days of original ready date, a 5% (of order total) monthly holding fee will be applied. 

Shipping & Pickup

FOB Walkerton, IN. Shipping via UPS will be at cost, including packaging. Shipping via Cardno Delivery will be $3.50 per mile, or as revised. We reserve the right to add fuel surcharges. Pickup: at the nursery during business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 4:30pm (EST). Clients must report any discrepancies or damages within 72 hours of receiving shipment.


Individually bagged seed, live plants, and standard Cardno seed mixes can be returned, at client's expense, within 5 business days of receiving the material. Shipping fees will not be refunded. Custom seed mixes cannot be returned. All returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee. Claims of damage in transit must be submitted within 72 hours of receiving shipment. If damage is not reported within 72 hours, return will not be accepted.


Cardno Native Plant Nursery strives for the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. We guarantee all of our plant products are true to their species and that our local genotype offerings originate from within their native habitats true to the specified region. If you are not satisfied with the quality of our products, we will refund you money or replace any defective product within five days of your receipt the product. Cardno does not warranty products beyond the purchase price.

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