With today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, redeemable at the Jefferson City location, by phone, fax, or mail, or at the Columbia Farmers Market on Saturday, May 28. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery helps customers bring the beauty of the Show Me State’s native ecosystem back to their neighborhoods by proffering more than 210 species of native perennial flowers and plants for purchase. Because native wildflowers and plants evolved under local conditions, they are naturally suited to the Missouri climate, require no fertilizers, and have already established an active area social life. Make your lawn friendly to foot traffic with native buffalo grass ($2.50/oz. of seeds), which eliminates many of the problems associated with bermuda grass, such as excessive weeding and the swallowing up of passing aircraft. Shrubs such as the aptly named shrubby St. John’s wort or a landscape-friendly indigo bush will protectively and prettily border flowerbeds ($8.50 for a one- to two-gallon pot); a passion flower vine ($4.50 for a 4.5-inch plant) emits a rich fragrance and boosts the self-worth of any lonely arbor or trellis by wrapping it in its flowery embrace. Customers can also learn all they need to know about attracting the best and brightest local wildlife by perusing pre-selected plant groupings that reproduce prairie, glade, rain garden, or forest conditions in pots large and small ($22.25–$40.40/plant).
All plants are gathered from native Missouri fauna that have consented to have their clippings or seeds donated to science, and are grown in high-quality potting soil that does not contain peat moss, which can make it more difficult for plants to adapt to their new homes. For shipped orders, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery guarantees that your plants or seeds will arrive in good condition, and that all species are true to their name and professed veganism.