On Saturday, August 23, 2014 and August 30, 2014 Kinnickinnic Natives will close at 2:00pm.

Buy one 1/2 flat (32) and receive 1/2 flat free, of equal or lesser value.   In-store, retail, pick-up only. 

UPCOMING:  Friday - Sunday, July 11 - 13

The Way of the Happy Gardner Tour.  Theme is BEE Happy.  

Come on out and ENJOY a less hectic, ECLETIC tour in the PEACEFUL St. Croix River Valley. Spend an enjoyable time with family and friends MEANDERING through our unique garden SHOPS, exploring an interesting mix of fun TREASURES, garden art and PLANTS. Prizes at each stop.  For more info:  Happy Gardener Shops

Map Here  

Opening weekend will be May 10, 2014.  Hours will be:
May and June:  Saturdays 9 to 4 and Sundays 11 to 4
July, August, and mid-September:  Saturdays 9 to 4

We will have one variety of Cypripediums (White Ladyslipper) this year.  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, 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 successul 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?  

New plants every week. See you soon!

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

Kinnickinnic Natives 2014 Hours

May - June
Sat:  9am - 4pm
Sun:  11am - 4pm

July - September 13
Sat:  9am - 4pm


Conservation through propagation is the key to preservation.– Anonymous