blackfoot native plants nursery

Blackfoot Native Plants Nursery, Potomac, MT


Over 150 species of containerized native plants from Western Montana including hardy native grasses, shrubs and wildflowers.  We hand collect seed to ensure genetic diversity and grow totally out-of-doors at 4000′ so you’ll have the hardiest plants available.


The nursery is closed for the season but we are taking orders for 2016. Give us a call!  406.880.8809

SEEDS! We are now offering a small selection of Montana native seeds for sale. Native Ideals Seed Farm produces Montana native seeds of exceptional quality and we are proud to offer their seeds to you.

Searching Our Website

The ‘Plant Communities‘ link on the left-hand navigation bar connects to information on plants that grow well together and allows you to click on individual species for photos and more info.

Use the ‘search‘ bar at the left to look up plants. It includes information about species currently available as well as many others.

nursery 2015-2How We Raise Our Native Plants

Our plants are grown from hand-collected seeds or propagated from cuttings of local plants.  We do not dig plants from the wild.

nursery 2015-6Unlike 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 in containers out-of-doors (not in greenhouses) at 4000’ – USDA Zone 4b (USDA Plant hardiness zone map) to ensure extreme hardiness.  Most have already spent at least one winter in a pot.  Our plants thrive at high altitudes with short growing seasons where drought, cool nights, and extreme winter temperatures are common.

nursery 2015 opuntiaMy 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,