Native plant nursery at Indy Urban Acres
Again, one of the project goals was to assist IUA in the development of a native plant nursery to ensure a sustainable source of plant stock for current and future projects.
We worked with IUA to ramp up plant stock production in their high tunnel for use in the project as well as for sale. IUA did a pickup-only plant sale in the spring and fall, which included many native wildflowers and grasses. In total, IUA sold close to 3,000 native plants, and more than 40 different species.
The top most purchased plants included Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Black eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), New England aster (Aster novae-angliae), Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), Pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus), Tall bellflower (Campanula americana), Blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis), Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Prairie sundrops (Oenothera pilosella), and Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Follow IUA’s facebook page for announcements in the spring about their 2021 sale.
Check their plant sale website directly in early spring for the release of new plant stock.