At Chadwick Nursery, we will help you select the right plant based on the location, purpose, budget, maintenance requirements and goals. Finding the right plant for the right place can be a challenge and is often overwhelming at first. Chadwick Nursery is committed to providing our customers with healthy and hardy plants. We want your new plants to not only survive, but to thrive.
Please bear in mind the fact that our soils around the Helena area are poor in organic material and highly alkaline. In order to grow plants other than the native alpine currant, sagebrush, or ponderosa pine, you must exert some effort. Pay close attention to our planting instructions. Spend the time and effort to dig an adequate hole. Use good topsoil and black peat. Make sure your plants get sufficient water, which can vary with the soil types, the slope, weather condition, etc.
Be Patient. Your new plant may not astound you with growth its first season – it is busy establishing its root system.
Because our soils are not rich and fertile, we recommend that after your plant has been planted for a year, you begin a regular program of adding nutrients. We recommend a balanced fertilizer and because of the alkaline soils, iron sulfate (Dr Iron). Some plants such as blueberries, azaleas, evergreens, and maples are particularly sensitive to alkaline soils and need extra care to acidify the soil. Add iron sulfate and aluminum sulfate. Some young, thin barked trees should be wrapped for the brutal winter months. Deer resistant does not mean ‘deer proof.’ Use products such as tree guards to protect again deer rubbing.
Our plants are superior because we select hardy rootstocks and cultivars for the Helena area. We select plants that are disease resistant whenever possible to provide you with a high quality healthy plant. Our premium plants are closely monitored and pre-fertilized. We have popular plants, as well as unique, hard to find plants.
We carry the following:
A Great Selection of Vegetables and Herbs including a large section of Tomatoes and Peppers
Ever-blooming Annuals, Hanging Baskets, and Planters
Seeds: Flowers, Herbs, Vegetables, and Cold Hardy Grass Seed
Browse the catalog online, print out your favorites; and swing by to select your plants.
Don't forget to bring your friends. Upon request, some plants may be special ordered.
If you are concerned about your plant’s health, please contact us. We will be glad to help you.
Enjoy plants all season. Needs little water and care.
Fragrant spring blooming shrub.
Great for all season color
Great perennial. Loves full to partial sun. Ground cover. Fruit is loved by birds. Can get June bearer or everbearer varieties.
Hardy perennial. Loves full sun. Drought tolerant. Great for pollinating insects and birds.
Nice annual perfect for St Patrick's Day or Easter.
Nice annual vine great for baskets.
Culinary annual herb, great in salads and as seasoning.
Beautiful continual blooming annual. Loves full sun.
Annual bulb, comes in many colors and blooms all summer.
Great vine for attracting hummingbirds. Loves full sun and some moisture.
Great annual with continual blooms all summer. Loves the sun.
Nice deer resistant sun loving annual.
Great cold weather annual, blooms best in spring and fall. Fragrant, carefree and loves partial to full sun
Hardy fragrant shrub 2-3 feet tall and wide with pink blooms in spring.
A nice perennial requiring full sun. Drought tolerant. Blooms Jun-Jul. Good for pollinating insects. Comes in multiple colors.
Location & Hours
3010 East Custer Avenue
Helena MT 59602
Phone: (406) 442-3931
We are located on the corner of
East Custer Avenue / Canyon Ferry and York Road. Map
March 17 - April 26
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
April 27 - June 30
9am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday
July 1 - September 27
9am - 5:30pm Tuesday - Friday
9am - 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday
September 28 - March 16
Open by appointment only.
We accept cash and check only.
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