About US

The Pollen Nation is a mail-order nursery providing quality plant material for your gardening palate. We offer a wide selection of perennials and grasses native to the Eastern United States, all grown as deep landscape plugs. No matter what your garden site conditions are, you are sure to find something that will suit your needs. Clay soil? Sandy or poor soil? Flooded or dry areas? We provide native plants that require little to no care after they become established. 

What are plugs?

Deep landscape plugs measure approximately 2 inches by 4.5 inches, plus a few inches of growth on the top. The plugs allow for roots to establish quickly and can be planted directly in the landscape. 

Why garden with plugs?

Plugs are an accessible and affordable way to garden with native plants. Using plugs allows you to purchase more plants for your dollar. Once planted, the strong healthy roots establish within a short period of time, and the plant requires little to no maintenance.

The deeper plug size allows for more root growth and prevents root spiraling, resulting in big and healthy plants.

Purchasing plugs is a great way to plant large amounts into your garden within a short period of time--all you need is a small shovel!


Frequently Asked Questions

 Do you sell seeds?

We offer plugs only, in trays of 25 or more.

How can I contact you?

Reach out to us any time via email at sales@thepollennation.com or info@thepollennation.com. Since we are an online business only, we do not have a telephone number and are not staffed to answer phones.  

Where are you located?

We are based in New Jersey; this is where your plants will ship from. However, since we are online only we are not set up for in-person nursery visits.

Do you use pesticides? 

The Pollen Nation is committed to providing healthy plants free of pests and disease. Horticultural oils, soaps, and biological controls are always our first choice. Rare and extreme situations may require the use of conventional horticultural chemicals, though their use is strongly avoided. Neonicotinoids and other systemic chemicals are NEVER used. 

How will my plants arrive?

Each order is carefully packaged by hand, wrapped in paper before placing in a ventilated box. Plugs are shipped in trays with 2x4.5 inch cells. 

I'm ready to check out, but I don't see my state on the drop down menu!

Unfortunately we are not able to ship to AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, TX, WA, WY, or Canada. Though some of our plants might be native to certain areas in these states, national regulations forbid us from shipping live plant material to these areas for various reasons.

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