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Native Plants has consistently been able to meet our restoration
needs. I strongly support
their approach in growing geographically appropriate plant material
in native soils and unmodified environmental conditions. Considering
these strengths, Recon Native Plants is consistently
price competitive with other growers.
RECON Native Plants you can be confident you are planting the most
genetically appropriate and ecologically viable plant material
for your habitat restoration project.
Our Unique Restoration Quality Protocol
Restoration Quality means less replanting, earlier agency
sign-off on your project, and significant cost-savings to you and
To earn the Restoration Quality designation,
- Use only local source-identified seed to ensure
the genetic integrity and variability of each species
- Use only native soils for better water retention,
adaptability and survivability than conventional nursery mix,
as well the native mycorrhizal component called for in many restoration
- Grow in full sun
- Fertilize only in rare
cases – native
soils already contain essential nutrients
- Use pesticides only if the life of the crop
is at risk
- Subject to controlled-drought situations in
Restoration quality plants have the best chance
of survival when facing poor soils, strong winds, over or under watering,
insect damage, herbivory, and other environmental stresses. Our tough-love
approach produces a healthy, insect and disease free plant that will
stand up to the rigors of its new environment.
- Large On-hand Inventory
maintain a large in-stock supply of source-identified species
native to the southwest, in a variety of container
sizes. View our current Plant Availability
List to see what's in
- Contract Growing
any size project. We can use existing source-identified seed
in inventory or collect new
site-specific seed and grow it your specifications. All plants
are labeled and segregated
by seed collection region to maintain genetic integrity.
- Custom Seed Collection
seed collection specialists have over 25 years of experience in
the ecological harvesting of native seed. All seeds are
source-identified by region, collection site, species
name, client name and date collected.
- Seed Storage and Management
Seeds are stored in cool, dry conditions inside our concrete
facility. Seeds are maintained by our full-time staff using
a variety of proven methods researched and developed at RECON
- Seed Bulking
If a project calls for quantities of seed unobtainable in the
wild, or it is not desirable to impact the habitat to collect
the seed, RECON Native Plants can grow plants for seed production.
At optimum maturity, we collect, clean, and package the seed
per your request.
- On-site Consulting and Guest Nurseries
Should your restoration project need professional evaluation,
we offer on-site consulting services and remote guest nursery
set-up and operation.