Derby Canyon Natives is a specialty nursery growing wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees native to Central Washington. Container-grown plants are produced from seeds and cuttings collected from the region’s varied habitats, including the shrub-steppe, pine forest and riparian zones.
All plants are source-identified (traced to their collection location) and locally adapted (grown in the Wenatchee Valley and acclimated to Central Washington conditions). Derby Canyon Natives produces over 120 species of plants for sale that are suitable for:
- landscaping – using native plants around homes and businesses to create areas that are beautiful, need few or no inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and pruning, and are attractive to birds and other wildlife.
- restoration – restoring and revegetating disturbed areas following construction, road-building, fire and other activities that have altered or damaged native habitats.
We grow all of our plants in containers, ranging from 4 cu. in. (for grasses) to 1 gallon and larger (for many shrubs and trees). Containerized plants, compared with bareroot stock, allow flexible planting timings, have less transplanting shock and are easier to plant correctly, resulting in improved plant growth. Many species are grown in tube-shaped containers (plugs) that create a deep root system and aid plant establishment in native and non-irrigated habitats.
We sell seed of over 15 species of native grasses and at least 10 species of wildflowers from our region.
We will contract grow species in our plant list, as well as others not listed, to meet the particular needs of individuals, companies and agencies. We have contract grown close to 500,000 plants to date for various customers, including the US Forest Service, Washington State Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources and Transportation, the Bureau of Land Management, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation Districts and restoration companies. Custom seed and cutting collection is also available.
Retail Sales & Hours
The nursery is open for retail sales on Fridays from 9AM-5PM and Saturdays 8AM to 12N, mid-March through June, and again from mid-September to early November. Retail sales from early July to mid-September are by appointment, Monday to Friday; please contact us to arrange a time, and we’ll be happy to meet with you.