Blackfoot Native Plants (BNP) Nursery
Over 150 species of native plants from Western Montana including hardy native grasses, shrubs and wildflowers.
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Fridays beginning May 3, 2013
Location: 33397 Camas Trail, Potomac, Montana
Market: 8 am – 1 pm Saturdays at the Clark Fork River Market beginning May 4.
Photos galleries have been added to each species pages. Galleries are below the plant description when you click on a particular species name. Check them out!
We’ve changed our species list. We will no longer be growing some species, but if you are looking for something you don’t see on the availability list, be sure to call – we just might have some!
How We Raise Our Native Plants
Our plants are grown from seeds we hand-collect or propagated from cuttings of local plants. We do not dig plants from the wild.
Unlike nurseries that use genetically altered cultivars of native plants, we propagate wild native seeds we collect and take cuttings from local sources. It is our belief that locally sourced plants are hardier and are more beneficial to their natural ecosystems than those that have been altered to enhance particular characteristics of a species.
Our plants are grown out-of-doors (not in greenhouses) at 4000’ – USDA Zone 4b (the new USDA Plant hardiness zone map) in containers to ensure extreme hardiness. Most have already spent at least one winter in a pot. They thrive at high altitudes with short growing seasons where drought, cool nights, and extreme winter temperatures are common.
My husband says that our motto should be “If it grows at our house, it will darn well grow at yours!” Well, he changes the ‘d’ word to something a little different. You get the idea.
It’s a tough place for a plant in a container to grow.
Look forward to hearing from you,