• Seed

    Cardno has both standard and custom seed mixes that provide a key part of the success of any restoration or native planting project.
  • Plants

    Cardno’s more than 350 native plant species are available in a variety of options to quickly create native habitats and stabilize project sites.
  • Trees & Shrubs

    Cardno has more than 50 species of Midwestern genotype bare-root trees and shrubs available for installation.
  • Erosion Control

    Cardno’s wide selection of bioengineering materials is used by the Cardno Services Team to help control erosion on disturbed sites and stabilize streambanks, lakeshores, and steep slopes.
  • Inventory

    Download Cardno's current inventory of seed, plants, and trees and shrubs, updated on a regular basis.

Cardno Native Plant Nursery

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. Our full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Our team can also perform contract growing or create a custom seed mix for your next native landscape project.  We also provide natural coir bioengineering materials  that can be prevegetated with appropriate native species  to help advance ecological restoration and stabilization work.
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Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

Upland Grass
An ideal species for the native landscape, this grass grows 2' to 3' in height. It produces a dense clump of narrow leaf blades that can be up to 20" long and less than 1/8" wide. This attractive medium green foliage turns brilliant shades of gold, bronze, and red in the fall. Late summer, it produces an airy, pyramidal panicle of spikelets. As they mature, the seed develops a nutty fragrance. It prefers dry to medium soils in full sunlight.

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