Welcome to Grow Native!

Grow Native! is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. Through collaboration with consumers, private industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, Grow Native! aims to significantly increase the demand and use of native plants in the lower Midwest—Missouri, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, northern Arkansas, northern Oklahoma, and southern Nebraska.

Missouri Prairie FoundationThe Grow Native! program provides resources to help gardeners, farm owners, land care professionals, and planners use native plants in the built environment and altered landscapes in the lower Midwest for multiple benefits. Grow Native! also administers the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP), a multi-organizational and multi-agency group with the goal of bringing greater statewide attention on early detection and control of invasive plants.

The Grow Native! program is operated by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Become a member of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, make a donation to our prairie conservation efforts, and/or donate to the Grow Native! program.

Printed Materials

Grow Native! offers a variety of print materials to our professional members to distribute. If you would like to receive a quantity of any of the items listed below, please contact Amy at membership@grownative.org. If you would like to donate to Grow Native! to help offset printing and shipping costs, follow this link!

2018 Resource Guide

2018 Grow Native! Resource Guide with expanded pages featuring information on planting for monarchs, pollinators, and birds, as well as other uses and places for native plants.

Download the digital version:
2018 Resource Guide - high resolution
2018 Resource Guide - low resolution

Monarch CafePollinator Buffet

Monarch Café and Pollinator Buffet are a series of specialty plant tags to help market the ecological services of natives that are especially important to monarch butteries and many insect pollinators. The companion rack cards were designed to supplement these plant tags but can also be used as an educational tool to help gardeners and landscapers choose plants that benefit monarchs and other pollinators.

Download the digital versions:
Monarch Café
Pollinator Buffet


Downloadable Materials

The Grow Native! web site has a wealth of information to download and print or email. Here are some of the most popular items:

Top 10 Lists
Easy Landscape Plans
Pesticide Usage and Native Plant Production

Grow Native! Professional Membership

Grow Native! connects plant professionals in a growing movement

Professional membership in Grow Native! connects your native plant-related business or organization to people who want your services. Our members are garden centers, seed producers, plant and lawn care companies, landscape architects and designers, wildlife habitat specialists, educational and botanical institutions, and other allied industries.


  • Inclusion in our printed Resource Guide to native plant products and services. We will print and distribute at least 25,000 copies of the 2018 guide across the Midwest at trade shows, conferences, to private landowners, and other outlets. View the digital version of the 2018 Resource Guide here.
  • Inclusion in our online resource guide—which receives 1,300 views each month (18,000 views/month on the website overall)
  • Access to exclusive native plant information and annual member conference for you and your staff
  • See more Grow Native! Professional Member Benefits and Requirements in this brochure.
  • See full year of benefits in our table of 2018 Grow Native Membership and Patron benefits.
  • Join Grow Native! and watch your business grow! Learn more here.


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Questions or problems logging in? We're here to help! Email grownative@moprairie.org or call 888-843-6739.

Not a Grow Native! member but interested in becoming one?

Click here to become a Grow Native! member.