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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 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.

Bosky Dell Natives West Linn 23311 SW Bosky Dell Ln OR 503-638-5945
Cornell Farm Portland 8212 SW Barnes Rd OR 503-292-9895
Note: 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.
Dancing Oaks Nursery Monmouth 17900 Priem Rd OR 503-838-6058
Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery Eugene 83331 Jackson Marlow Rd OR 541-484-9206
Fern Hill Nursery & Botanical Sanctuary Cottage Grove 78703 Echo Hollow Ln OR 541-942-3118
Garden Fever! Portland 3433 NE 24th Ave OR 503-287-3200
Note: Garden Fever! Identifies all the suppliers who grow neonic-free with informative signs in the shop and with a yellow Pollinator-Friendly plant tags.
Jockey Hill Nursery Scappoose 33284 Hillcrest Dr OR 503-543-2614
Naomi's Organic Farm Supply Portland 2615 SE Schiller St OR 503-517-8551
Rattlesnake Plants Lyle 58 Canyon Rd WA 509-365-2457
Schreiner's Iris Gardens Salem 3625 Quinaby Rd NE OR 503-393-3232
Note: Schreiner's irises are neonic-free but they do use neonics on azaleas at their display gardens.
Skyline Nursery North Plains 24655 NW Dixie Mountain Rd OR 503-621-3434
Xera Plants Sherwood 11220 SW Tonquin Rd OR 503-612-9950

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 
Beaverlake Nursery Beavercreek OR 503-632-4787 
Blooming Advantage Cornelius OR 503-357-2904
Bosky Dell Natives West Linn OR 503-638-5945
Cedarglen Floral Company Damascus OR 503-658-3370
Champoeg Nursery Aurora OR 503-678-6348
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
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
Northwoods Nursery Molalla OR 503-651-3727
Scholls Valley Native Nursery, LLC Tigard OR 503-624-1766 
Schreiner's Iris Gardens Salem OR 503-393-3232
Seven Oaks Native Nursery Albany  OR 541-757-6520
Skagit Gardents Mt. Vernon WA 360-424-6144
Xera Plants Sherwood OR 503-612-9950

Is your nursery neonic-free? Use the nursery card below to ask before you buy and let us know what you find out!

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Looking for nurseries growing neonic-free garden plants elsewhere in the country?
Check out Friends of the Earth and Beyond Pesticides.

 

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  • commented 2016-09-05 17:05:05 -0700
    Gertens is neonicotinoid free, Minnesota. Lowe’s is working on it, but won’t be for 4 yrs. They are to label the nicotinoids though. I would hope everyone becomes neonic-free, especially the Walmarts, Home Depots, and Menards. I have not noticed as many bees this summer!