Ozark Native Plants
American Ginseng, Ginseng Companion Plants and Medicinal/Edible/Beautiful Arkansas Native Plants
Wild Ozark™ Nursery specializes in American ginseng and companion plants for ginseng habitat restoration and Arkansas native plants.
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).
Notice: the flash flood in June 2015 wiped out the nursery except for ginseng seedlings. We’ll have the native plants restocked (stocks will always be low) in spring 2018.
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To stay current with what I’m bringing to market or have on-hand, just send me an email or follow at our FB page:
If you’re coming from a distance and won’t make it by noon on market days, I’m usually happy to loiter in town a bit longer so we can connect.
Seed storing tip: I have learned that you can’t keep the ginseng seeds in the refrigerator so long or else they will go dormant. It’s best to keep them in layers of sand outside in a cool and sheltered place if you can’t plant them right away. The seeds I have aren’t dead, they just might not sprout this year. (Thanks to Dennis at Ozark Mountain Ginseng for this information!) Next year they should all sprout on schedule. I’ll have some seedlings to sell at market this year, just not so many as I’d planned for.
Here’s what we should have on hand beginning in spring 2017:
- American ginseng seedlings, in pots (all season) and bare-root (in fall)
- Bloodroot, in pots (all season) and bare-root (in fall)
- Goldenseal, in pots (all season) and bare-root (in fall)
- Giant Solomon’s Seal
- Spikenard seedlings in pots
- PawPaw saplings
- Beech saplings
- Maple saplings
- Doll’s Eyes
- Black Cohosh
- Blue Cohosh
- All-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
- Wild Hydrangea
- Grape/Rattlesnake fern
- Maidenhair ferns
- Green Dragon
- Devil’s Walking Stick
- Wild Strawberry
- Sessile-leaf Bellwort
- Wild Red Raspberry
I’ll update this list periodically as I sell out or have new offerings. Shipping will not be available until September 2016 (bare-root only).
Where do we get the plants?
All of our plants are sustainably propagated from plants at Wild Ozark or from purchased seeds (it is illegal to harvest wild ginseng seeds for propagation). Those plants that live here and make viable seeds are propagated by seeds, and we always leave seeds/berries on the plants so the natural colony can reseed. Some plants, like goldenseal, black and blue cohosh, wild ginger, and bloodroot, do exceptionally well with divisions. We would never threaten the survival of any of our plants by over harvesting for the sake of selling plants. Because of this, and because 2015 will be our first year in business as a nursery, our supplies will be limited. If you want to make sure of what we will have on any given week at market, please email by the Sunday before. 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.
We will be happy to go to logging/development sites to rescue any of the ginseng forest companions. If you have development activity planned in such areas, please let us know.
Here’s a few photos of ginseng habitat companions.