Ironweed Native Plant Nursery

Visits to the nursery are by appointment. Driving directions below.
Please email:       
Or call ahead:               270.250.3587
Address for nursery:   114 Stults St., Columbia, KY 42728

INPN is a small, family-operated business located in south-central Kentucky. We come at this from a life-long love of botany, plant identification and plant ecology. My husband, Mike and myself have both worked for the Forest Service and understand land stewardship. We are also educators, having taught many an Intro. science course in college. Once asked, "What's your passion?" Without a doubt, it is fostering Environmental Health via plants, education and people. Proudly, we recently became 'Kentucky Minority & Woman-owned Business Certified'. There is a ongoing effort to obtain local source seed from which to grow our plants. To help ensure population diversity, we obtain seed from multiple locations within Kentucky and keep track of the provenance. All plants are nursery propagated and none are dug up or harvested from the wild. Seed sources are available upon request. If your project requires the exclusive use of local ecotype plants, we can ensure that. We do contract growing. There are other plant species at the nursery that are in quantities too small to list on the website. If there is something you are looking for that is not listed here, feel free to contact us. Home landscaping consultation services are available and we are enjoy participating in sales events. Phone to order gift certificates. Happy planting! Alicia Bosela, Owner.

"The shipping was quick and the plants were beautifully packed, large and healthy. I've ordered from a number of native plant nurseries and your plants are the nicest I've ever received." ~Claire Sawaya

"I have been gardening most of my life and have traveled to many nurseries. The plants that INPN has to offer are some of the healthiest and most unique that I have seen."
~Mary Nardin, Casey Co. Gardeners Group

"...presentation was fantastic! Wish I had recorded it - could not write fast enough." ~Woodford Co. Master Gardeners program attendee

Driving Directions

From Louisville (1 h 49 min, 102.8 miles)
  • Take I-65 toward Nashville for ~44 miles.
  • Take the KY-61, US-31 W N exit, exit 91 toward Elizabethtown. Continue 1000 feet.
  • Veer left towards 31 W 61 S Hodgenville/Abraham Lincoln Birthplace. Continue 1500 feet.
  • Veer right onto 31 W 61 S toward Hodgenville. Continue for ~9.5 miles.
  • KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) ends at KY-210/Campbellsville Road.
  • Turn right (south) onto KY-210. Continue for ~27.5 miles.
  • You will pass through part of the Campbellsville commercial district (Walmart, Kroger, Lowes).
  • At the intersection with US-68, continue straight onto New Columbia Rd/KY-55. Continue for 16.5 miles.
  • Enter Columbia Public Square roundabout. Take first right onto Greensburg Rd.
  • Go approx. 0.5 miles. Stults St. is a dead end street on the right. The nursery is at the end on the right.
  • Visits to the nursery are by appointment only.
From Lexington (2 h 7 min, 121.7 miles)
  • Take I-75 S for ~40 miles.
  • Take Renfro Valley/Mt Vernon exit (KY-461, Exit 62)
  • Take KY-461 S for ~17 miles. It ends at US-80.
  • Turn right (west) on US-80. Continue 8 miles to US 27.
  • Turn right (north) on US 27. Continue ~1-2 miles to Cumberland Parkway.
  • Take Cumberland Parkway west. Continue ~40 miles to Exit 49 (KY-55, Columbia).
  • Turn right (north) onto KY-55.
  • Continue east stoplights to roundabout.
  • Continue straight through the circle onto Greensburg Rd.
  • Go approx. 0.5 miles. Stults St. is a dead end street on the right. The nursery is at the end on the right.
  • Visits to the nursery are by appointment only.