Nursery production of native plants lags demand, here’s why.
(2013) Nursery Management magazine. An article by Dr. Jessica Lubell, University of Connecticut. While native plant use has grown over the last decade, the pace of increase has seemed to lag behind the apparent rise in interest. So what are some of the things holding back a stampede of natives into our gardens?
One major hold up on the production side of things is that growers do not approach native production with the same quality control as they do with mainstream nursery plants.