Endangered plants are defined as those at risk of extinction throughout most of their range due to a sparse population, poor genetic adaptability to a changing climate, or damage to or elimination of their habitat. This is why we support the conservation of rare plants through ex-situ (off site) propagation. Through ethical propagation of endangered and rare plants, we seek to make more of these exotic perennials more available to the public, increase genetic diversity, and reduce collection pressure on native plant stands.

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Endangered plants can be defined as those at risk of extinction throughout all or most of their range due to a sparse population, poor genetic adaptability to a changing climate or damage to or elimination of their habitat. Plant Delights Nursery knows there is no better way to conserve endangered plants than through ex-situ (off site) propagation. By making ethically propagated endangered plants more widely available, we hope to increase the genetic diversity of rare and unusual ornamental plant in gardens while reducing the collection pressure on native plant stands.

Plant Delights Nursery explores, identifies, evaluates and displays tens of thousands of plant varieties, including hundreds of rare and endangered plants so we can educate anyone with an interest in gardening and nature about the threatened beauty of these rare natural gems. All of the rare and endangered plants for sale at PDN are nursery propagated and it is for this reason we can ethically offer one of the most diverse selections of rare and endangered plants for sale anywhere. When you are ready to buy endangered plants for your garden, check out our online list of ethically propagated endangered plants for sale.

Read our in depth essays on certain endangered plant groups:

Cutting Through the Jungle - Native Plants Myths and Realities
Sarracenia - The North American Pitcher Plant
Echinacea Explosion - The Coneflower Chronicles
Cypripedium Orchids - Does the Lady Slipper Fit Your Garden?
Do You Know Where Venus Flytraps Come From? Not Venus!