Here are some of my personal favorite suppliers, with an emphasis on wholesale providers.
- Benary Seed – a German breeder and seed producer with a strong perennial breeding effort as well as a number of good annual varieties.
- Geo Seed – my “go to” supplier when I need to track something down. Wonderful folks.
- Jelitto Seed – a German perennial seed specialist, primarily serving the wholesale trade. Offers a huge assortment of perennial and herb species, including Gold Nugget seed with improved germination for many difficult species
- JL Hudson, Seedsman – an absolutely wonderful “public access seed bank” carrying a number of unusual species of plants. Their catalog is a fascinating read
- Kieft Seeds – Dutch perennial specialist now under the ownership of Ball Horticultural. Has a top-notch seed lab and offers “tuned” seed of some difficult to germinate perennials.
- Prairie Moon – an Ohio nursery specializing in North American native species.
- Prairie Nursery – a Wisconsin nursery specializing in North American native species.
- Richters – A Canadian supplier specializing in herbs. Offers an extensive list of both seeds and plants to homeowners and the wholesale trade. Offers a number of exclusive herbs to the North Amerian market.
- Plant Delights Nursery – a great mail-order nursery for plant geeks and collectors.
- A.M. Leonard – offers a huge selection of hand and power tools, supplies, and safety equipment. The Leonard branded tools are generally good quality and economical.