OZARK SOUL - regional native plant producer, operations in rural, south-central Missouri. We grow annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and vines that are native to the Lower-Midwest/Ozarks region. We are passionate about the use of native plants in all gardens and landscapes. We celebrate and promote their ecological function as well as their aesthetic beauty. OZARK SOUL is a traveling retailer bringing pre-orders and a shoppable inventory to a community near you! We do not have a retail site at our nursery.
Ozark Soul offers native plants grown from seed collected throughout the Ozarks region . By providing native plants for your gardens and landscapes we hope to connect you to nature and welcome you home.
What is a native plant? A native plant grew here before European settlement. But Ozark Soul believes that a native plant is so much more! They are the building blocks for the food web. They support complex interactions and relationships among organisms within our natural communities. They persist by adapting to our ever-changing environment. Simply put our native flora is the soul of the Ozarks!
Benefits of Native Plants : You Tube Video
Why Plant Natives
Native plants fuel our natural communities, adapt through climatic changes, and thrive in a wide range of growing conditions. As our natural habitats disappear, using native plants in the landscape will provide nectar, pollen, seeds, and a home for our insects, birds, and other animals.
Planting natives can also help responsibly control storm-water runoff. The vast amount and size of many of our native species' root systems have the ability to retain and filter rain waters. The Ozarks have been blessed with an abundance of springs and rivers. The purity of these water resources should be of utmost concern looking towards the future. Plant natives for life!
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
The plants, animals, and insects with which we coexist are an important part to our sense of place. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of a landscape that is alive will bring you to a place of peace. For example, the sight and sound of a tree frog calling to attract a mate while grasping the stem of a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) or the sight of a monarch butterfly nectaring on a marsh milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Why Choose Native Plants: You Tube Video
By using native plants in your landscape you can achieve a formal garden or a naturalistic wonderland. Let us help you choose the right plants for the right places around your home. Convert your sterile, song-less landscape into a vibrant, full-of-life experience!
Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve
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OZARK SOUL is a Proud SILVER SPONSOR and PROFESSIONAL MEMBER of Missouri Prairie Foundation's GROW NATIVE! Program