Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday : 7:00am - 12:00pm
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Our Growing Centers

St. Charles North Nursery & Sales Facility

Opened 1974 / St. Charles, Illinois / Acres 90+
St. Charles is Midwest Groundcovers’ headquarters and home of all administration and sales departments. It is also our main distribution facility, housing our U-Pick Yard, shipping and customer pick up services.

Number of units produced: 5.7 million units annually
Primary Sizes: cuttings, 3”, plugs, pints, #1
Produces: Groundcovers (Pachysandra, Sedum, Euonymus, Coloratus, Ivy), gallons, #5 shrubs, Hocus Pocus Groundcovers® & Premium Pint Groundcovers and Vines


Virgil Production Nursery

Opened 2001 / Virgil, Illinois / Acres 262
Virgil Nursery is our newest production facility and the site currently includes four completed “Growing Areas”. A growing area is a “nursery within a nursery”, complete with its own loading dock, storage facilities and work/break areas. The philosophy of this nursery was to work more efficiently.

Number of units produced: 2.3 Million units annually
Primary Sizes: #1, #2, #3, #5
Produces: Deciduous Shrubs and Small Trees, Roses, Tender Deciduous Shrubs, Conifers, Broadleaf Evergreens, Bud & Bloom, Herbs & Edibles, Tropicals and Fall Collection

Michigan Production Nursery

Opened 1987 / Fennville, Michigan / Acres 300
Fennville is responsible for producing most of our perennials, ornamental grasses and Vinca. This nursery is unique in that some perennials are propagated through field production, meaning they are field grown and divided for cuttings. The land was purchased in the mid-1980’s and we built the first shelters and started container growing there in the mid-1990’s.

Number of units produced: 6.6 Million units annually
Primary Sizes: cuttings, 3”, #1, #3
Produces: #1 and #3 Perennials, Vinca, Broadleaf Euonymus

Midwest Natural Garden Production Nursery

Opened 2011 / St. Charles, Illinois / Acres 29
Midwest purchased The Natural Garden facility in 2011 and has kept the integrity of the local eco-type native plants and the origin of the stock plants/seed beds. All plants are sourced within 90 miles of St. Charles, IL. It is a neonicotinoid-free production nursery.

Number of units produced: 1 Million units annually
Primary Sizes: plugs and pints
Produces: Natural Garden Natives® plugs & pints for both sales and shifting up to larger production sizes

South Propagation Production Nursery

Opened 1969 / St. Charles, Illinois / Acres 5
South Propagation is part of the original parcel of land that Peter and Irma began propagating ground covers in 1969. Today, the nursery is used for the propagation of woody plant material and producing liners. Depending on the variety, a cutting grows there between several weeks up to 3 years before being potted up in Virgil.

Number of units produced: 900,000 units annually
Primary Sizes: cuttings, plugs
Produces: Woody plant propagation for Shrubs, Broadleaves, Roses & Conifer liners

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday : 7:00am - 12:00pm


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