Annual Native Plant Sale: Saturday, May 5

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Like to spend time in the garden and get your hands dirty? Plan now to join us for Marian University's second annual native plant sale, sponsored by the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab

Make shopping at Marian for native plants part of your annual gardening plan! All plants are of the native Indiana genotype, which helps ensure their success in Indiana gardens and restored habitats. 

  • WHEN: Saturday, May 5 from noon to 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Between Marian Hall and the Paul J. Norman Center on the northeast side of campus, across from Allison Mansion.
  • WHAT: Complete details can be found on our event page

senna and sunflowersCan't make it to the sale in person? No worries! Order online and pick-up your plants before the sale. Online ordering begins April 1 and continues through May 4. Early pickup will begin the first week of May.

Our plants come from Spence Restoration Nursery in Muncie, IN. Spence is a reputable company specializing in native plant propagation. Visit their website for a wealth of information about restoration and native plant installation. You'll also find lots of information about the native plants they sell and their environmental specifications. Check out their video section with lots of other "how-to" examples.

A wide variety of flowers and grasses is available!

This year, we are selling almost 30 different species of plants native to Indiana, including flowers, grasses, and sedges, all of which are perennial. milkweedPlants come in 2-3/8" square by 3-3/4" deep open-bottom plastic pots. While they are not large, many of the species will bloom this year if planted in the proper location. Once established, they will provide years of blooms and habitat for you and native Indiana wildlife. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions. 

While our order for this year is already set, let us know if you'd like for us to order specific species of plants that you are interested in purchasing next year.

Contact Stephanie Schuck, outdoor education and restoration coordinator, at with questions or comments. Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab web pages and check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Helpful Resources

Want to know more about native plants? Here are some resources on where to get them, the many benefits of using them, how to install them, and long-term maintenance tips:Invasive-Free logo

Here are resources on how you can make your yard more wildlife-friendly and why it is important:

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