Are Your Plants Safe?
Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticide extremely toxic to bees and other pollinators, are often used in the production of ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers commonly purchased for home and business landscaping. The chemical, called a ‘systemic,’ moves throughout the entire plant, making pollen and nectar in flowers toxic. NCAP researched Oregon and Washington nurseries to discover the ones growing neonic-free and abstaining from the sale of neonics. Please vote with your dollar by supporting these nurseries. If you know of other neonic-free nurseries, please tell us so we can expand our list throughout the Northwest Region! Email: Info@pesticide.org
Retailers Selling Neonic-Free Plants
This list contains retailers who sell only neonic-free ornamental plants. Also included with a note are retailers who carry some neonic-free plants and identify them through signage or labeling, and retailers who offer at least two-thirds of their stock as neonic-free and can readily identify this stock to customers. NCAP determined nursery suitability for this list based on self-reported information obtained from nursery representatives. Surveys and interviews with nursery representatives were conducted between 2015-2017. NCAP has not independently verified the absence of neonicotinoids in plants from these nurseries via laboratory analysis.
|Applegate Nursery||225 Powell Creek Road||Williams||OR||541-659-0183|
|Bosky Dell Natives||23311 SW Bosky Dell Ln||West Linn||OR||503-638-5945|
Cornell Farms grows 2/3 of the stock offered in the retail store, all of it neonic-free. Sells one product containing neonics in houseplants section.
|8212 SW Barnes Rd||Portland||OR||503-292-9895|
|Dancing Oaks Nursery||17900 Priem Rd||Monmouth||OR||503-838-6058|
|Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery||83331 Jackson Marlow Rd||Eugene||OR||541-484-9206|
|Fern Hill Nursery & Botanical Sanctuary||78703 Echo Hollow Ln||Cottage Grove||OR||541-942-3118|
Garden Fever! Identifies all the suppliers who grow neonic-free with informative signs in the shop and with a yellow Pollinator-Friendly plant tags.
|3433 NE 24th Ave||Portland||OR||503-287-3200|
|Garden Thyme Nursery||4177 Cascade Highway NE||Silverton||OR||503-551-1875|
|Jockey Hill Nursery||33284 Hillcrest Dr||Scappoose||OR||503-543-2614|
|Naomi's Organic Farm Supply||2615 SE Schiller St||Portland||OR||503-517-8551|
|NatureLee Inspired||1142 Upper River Rd||Gold Hill||OR||541-324-8107|
|The Plant Connection||858 Neil Creek Road||Ashland||OR||541-482-6114|
|Plant Oregon||8677 Wagner Creek Rd||Talent||OR||541-535-3531|
Schreiner's irises are neonic-free but they do use neonics on azaleas at their display gardens.
|3625 Quinaby Rd NE||Salem||OR||503-393-3232|
More than 2/3 of the stock offered for retail sale is neonic-free, according to the owner of Shooting Star Nursery.
|3223 Taylor Rd||Central Point||OR||541-840-6453|
|Skyline Nursery||24655 NW Dixie Mountain Rd||North Plains||OR||503-621-3434|
|Willamette Gardens||3290 SW Willamette Avenue||Corvallis||OR||541-990-0948|
|Xera Plants||11220 SW Tonquin Rd||Sherwood||OR||503-612-9950|
|Gardensphere||3310 N Proctor||Tacoma||WA||253-761-7936|
|Lebec Oaks Lavender, LLC||84 Walter Way||Forks||WA|
|Lee Farm and Nursery||1720 Redmond-Fall City Rd SE||Fall City||WA|
|Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery||5919 78th Ave NW||Gig Harbor||WA||253-857-6808|
Wholesalers Growing Only Neonic-Free Plants
These wholesalers do not use neonics on their plants. Choose these at your local retailer when you can. And tell your retailer you'd like to see them carrying more ornamental flowering plants from these suppliers!
|Balance Restoration Nursery, LLC||Lorane||OR||541-942-5530|
|Bosky Dell Natives||West Linn||OR||503-638-5945|
|Cedarglen Floral Company||Damascus||OR||503-658-3370|
|Dancing Oaks Nursery||Monmouth||OR||503-838-6058|
|Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery||Eugene||OR||541-484-9206|
|Fern Hill Nursery & Botanical Sanctuary||Cottage Grove||OR||541-942-3118|
|Garden Thyme Nursery||Silverton||OR||503-551-1875|
|Heritage Seedlings, Inc.||Salem||OR||503-585-9835|
|Jockey Hill Nursery||Scappoose||OR||503-543-2614|
|Log House Plants||Cottage Grove||OR||541-942-2288|
|Scholls Valley Native Nursery, LLC||Tigard||OR||503-624-1766|
|Schreiner's Iris Gardens||Salem||OR||503-393-3232|
|Seattle Native Plants||Burien||OR||206-953-7313|
|Seven Oaks Native Nursery||Albany||OR||541-757-6520|
|Fir Run Nursery||Orting||WA||253-229-7952|
|Green City, Inc||Rention||WA||425-228-6488|
|Lawyer Nursery, Inc.||Olympia||WA||800-551-9875|
|Lee Farm and Nursery||Fall City||WA||425-531-1331|
|Skagit Gardents||Mt. Vernon||WA||360-424-6144|
|WACD Plant Materials Center||Bow||WA||360-757-1094|
|Wild Bird Bamboo||Friday Harbor||WA||360-378-2924|
|Windy Meadow Nursery||Ferndale||WA||360-384-5348|
|Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery||Gig Harbor||WA||253-857-6808|
Is your nursery neonic-free? Use the nursery card below to ask before you buy and let us know what you find out!