Wild Ozark Nursery

Note: The nursery online shop is still under construction.

Wild Ozark™  is a Nursery specializes in Arkansas native plants, particularly American ginseng and companion plants for ginseng habitat restoration or creation. We’re the only (that I know of) certified American ginseng nursery in Arkansas.

Click here  to read more about the Wild Ozark Nature Boutique Ginseng Habitat Garden & Nursery.

Medicinal and Woodland Plants.

Potted plants are available only to local or on-site buyers. Bare root plants can be shipped from October through November. I’ll be adding more to the list as I get the shop listings ready. Most of these are native to the Ozarks but a few are medicinals that I like to grow and use on the homestead.

We also carry some non-native varieties, many of which are introduced and naturalized during the early settlement of our area, but I usually avoid those that have become invasive (like Japanese Honeysuckle, for example). And we have books and other information sources with lots of pictures of plants on our website free for the browsing (use the menu links above).

The List

Available in pots (May through October) and bare-root (October through November)

All items not always available, so check via email before making the trip if you’re coming for anything specific. My email is madison@wildozark.com.

  • American ginseng seedlings
  • Bloodroot, in pots
  • Goldenseal, in pots
  • Giant Solomon’s Seal
  • Spikenard seedlings
  • Spicebush
  • PawPaw saplings
  • Beech saplings
  • Maple saplings
  • Doll’s Eyes
  • Black Cohosh
  • Blue Cohosh
  • All-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
  • Wild Hydrangea
  • Grape/Rattlesnake fern
  • Maidenhair ferns
  • Thimbleweed
  • Green Dragon
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Echinacea
  • Beebalm
  • Devil’s Walking Stick
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Sessile-leaf Bellwort
  • Wild Red Raspberry (not the native – they’re also called wineberry and can be aggressive in some areas)
  • Heritage Red Raspberry

Interested in Establishing a Ginseng Habitat?

In spring I’ll have a ginseng companion plant collection, which is sort of a “starter kit”. It includes many of the plants that commonly grow in the ginseng habitat: (5) first year ginseng seedlings, and one each of the following: black cohosh, doll’s eyes,  blue cohosh, Christmas fern,  rattlesnake fern, bloodroot, goldenseal, wild ginger, spicebush, and pawpaw, or one of the other companion plants like wild hydrangea, jack-in-the-pulpit, dragon arum, trout lilies, trillium, or another.

If one of those are not available for whatever reason, I’ll fill in with more than one of the more abundant plants to make the total plant package 15 plants. The black and blue cohosh and doll’s eyes are in very limited availability, so I’ll run out of those first. The collection is $100.

These need to be reserved in advance by email. Payment isn’t due until you pick them up. No mail orders. Email madison@wildozark.com or use the contact form below if interested.


If you want a postcard announcement of the Grand Opening, use the contact form below to send me your postal address.

Location

Beginning in May 2017 Wild Ozark Ginseng & Companions Habitat Nursery will have a physical retail outlet! Sign up for newsletters (links at top and in sidebar) to get announcements. It’ll be quite a long drive out into beautiful countryside of Kingston, AR, but I think you’ll enjoy the ride.

I’m not sure what the hours of operation will be, or the days. I’d love your feedback on optimal days and times for you, though, so use the form or visit my contact page to let me know what works best for you.

If you need something sooner, check out our friends at  Ozark Native Plants. They have a lot of the woodland plants you might want.

Order price list

In April I’ll be sending out the price list/availability brochure so you can plan for your habitat restoration projects. We’ll also have other plants that aren’t part of the ginseng habitat – medicinal herbs (native and non-native), as well as other native Ozark wildflowers and plants. If you’d like a printed brochure of available plants and prices, please send me your mailing address by using the form below (don’t leave it as a comment, be sure to use the form within the body of this post).

The next list will be mailed in spring 2017.

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My Sourcing Methods

All of the natives are ethically propagated from plants that exist here at Wild Ozark. I use root division, cuttings, and seeds. From time to time I rescue plants uprooted by the road grader from the side of the road that would otherwise die (the Dutchman’s Breeches along one stretch of our county road meet this fate every spring).

For other plants that aren’t available through the above methods, I purchase seeds.

We would never threaten the survival of any of our plants by over harvesting for the sake of selling plants. Because of this, our supplies will always be limited. If you want to make sure of what we will have on any given week, please email by the Sunday before or use the form below to get in touch. If you give assurances that you’ll be there to pick up your plant, I’ll hold your request so you won’t make a trip out for nothing.

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