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In 2015, our season will run from May thru mid-July.  Hours:

Sat:  9am - 4pm
Sun:  11am - 4pm

What makes Kinnickinnic Natives unique?

  • Locals only!  Plants that is.  
  • Almost all of the plants sold at Kinnickinnic Natives are grown from seed collected from our site.
  • Kinnickinnic Natives is only 30 minutes from Saint Paul.  For those customers from across the river, we are closer than you think.
  • The majority of Kinnickinnic Native's plants are grown in 3" pots.  The plants are more affordable (especially for larger installations) and easier to transplant.  Some will even bloom the first year.
  • Knowledgeable owners on staff.

Ladyslippers
In 2015, we will be discontinuing our sales of Cypripediums.  Cypripediums are purchased from Spangle Creek Labs as seedlings. We grow the seedlings for now four growing seasons before they are available for sale. Some may be of blooming size, most will not. 

Unfortunately, the majority of Cypripedium sold in the US are still dug from the wild. Fortunately, the trade in nursery propagated plants is growing larger every year, although the price will never be able to compete with wild collected plants. Cypripedium grown from seed usually take from 6-8 years to reach flowering size, so when you see flowering size plants sold for less than $35, you can be pretty sure that they have been wild collected. 

We believe in being upfront with you on what is going on the world of Cypripediums.   We give a lot of love, care and attention given to our ladyslippers.  We give you the information to grow a successful plant.  

So, are ladyslippers hard to grow?  The Large Yellow is the easiest to grow.  Most Cypripediums need morning sun and well drained soil.  The best example of an ideal location would be the woodland's edge.  The Showy and the White like more sun than the Yellows.  

In addition to Cypripediums, Kinnickinnic Natives grows about 99% of plants from seed grown on our location.  The original seed sources are within 50 miles of our site.  How many nurseries or greenhouses can make that claim?  



235 State Road 65, River Falls, WI 54022
715-425-7605  888-547-0501(fax)


Kinnickinnic Natives 2015 Hours

May - mid-July
Sat:  9:00 - 4:00
Sun:  11:00 - 4:00



All other times by appoinment. 

 

Conservation through propagation is the key to preservation.– Anonymous


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