Detroit Wildflower Nursery


A field of false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) at Rouge Park - Detroit, Michigan

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Who We Are
We are a retail backyard nursery that services the metro-Detroit area and specialize in perennial wildflowers native to Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

The Problem
Since the 1990s, the monarch butterfly population has declined by 85 - 95% in eastern North America. In 2022, it was classified as an endangered species. 

Sadly, the monarch is not alone in its plight. Many other wildlife populations are also in serious decline due to habitat loss.

How You Can Help
What we choose to plant in our landscapes matters now more than ever. A great place to start is in your own backyard

Create a habitat for wildlife and restore balance with Michigan-native plants!

A monarch on rose milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Our Plants Are...

🌻 Organic and pesticide-free

🌱 Grown from seed, most locally harvested

✋ Native to Michigan & the Great Lakes ecoregion

🧬 Wild type for maximum genetic diversity

🐦 Edible, deer-resistant, & bird feeder plants available

Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta), bee balm (Monarda fistulosa), and cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

A red-spotted admiral on purple coneflower

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive awareness, offer education, and increase the accessibility of Michigan native plants to the Detroit area, empowering everyone to create a habitat for wildlife right in their own backyard.

Why Native Plants? Life.

Native plants are the foundation of ecosystems. They provide the ecosystem services necessary for life to exist:

Clean Air   |   Water   |   Food   |   Habitat   |   Fertile Soil

A hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) on bee balm (Monarda fistulosa)

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Deer-Resistant Plants

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Ornamental Grasses


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