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Native Plant Nursery and Sales

Designs By Nature 
U.P. Native Plants

A U.P. Native Plant Nursery

Committed to Producing Robust, Pesticide-Free Native Plants

Designs By Nature - Upper Peninsula Native Plants, LLC, produces native Michigan wildflowers, woodland plants, shrubs, grasses, and sedges.  Plants are containerized in roomy quart pots, economical plug flats, or dramatic gallon pots. We also offer beautiful garden kits tailored to specific needs to make naturalizing your space easy and cost-effective.  Our plants are sourced from the UP whenever possible, started in the greenhouse, and then hardened off.  We believe the plants we sell should be every bit as tough and unique as the Yoopers who garden here.


Serving beginner to seasoned gardeners, landscapers, and agencies fighting the good fight, we’ll help make your space naturally beautiful. From wetland species to forest natives, to prairie and pine barren sun lovers, we offer something for every habitat.  Pick up a garden show-stopper that will also attract native butterflies and birds, create a native meadow habitat teeming with life, fight erosion, restore a wetland, create a rain garden, diversify your lawn with low-growing wildflowers, and help save the planet one UP native plant at a time. 

How to Get Upper Peninsula Native Plants

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Check out our newly refined Shop!  


We are a licensed plant nursery; our greenhouse is not open to the public.

Plants are available through this website or by wholesale late May to late fall for pick-up by appointment at our location just south of Marquette, Michigan.  You could also see us at a plant sale or market near you.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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Get 30 native Michigan Plants for $2.63 each with our Garden Kits or Mixed Flats. Many species are also offered by the plug flat (38 plants in 2" cells) for even less - $1.71 each!

We are not putting out plants right now, but you can preorder for 2024 any time!

Check out our Plant Sale schedule Here


Get In Touch with the form above or Subscribe on our Blog page to get  up to 5 updates  a month with native plant information and sale codes!


Search for "UP Native Plants" on Instagram, and Facebook to get coupon codes fast, find out about new offerings, and get quick snapshots of plants and greenhouse life!  

Plants for $2.63

Plant Sales

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