PLANTS

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:

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.

Plant Gallery
Succulents
Succulents

Enjoy plants all season. Needs little water and care.

Lilac
Lilac

Fragrant spring blooming shrub.

Conifers
Conifers

Great for all season color

Strawberries
Strawberries

Great perennial. Loves full to partial sun. Ground cover. Fruit is loved by birds. Can get June bearer or everbearer varieties.

Blanket Flower
Blanket Flower

Hardy perennial. Loves full sun. Drought tolerant. Great for pollinating insects and birds.

Iron Cross
Iron Cross

Nice annual perfect for St Patrick's Day or Easter.

Black Eyed Susan Vine
Black Eyed Susan Vine

Nice annual vine great for baskets.

Basil
Basil

Culinary annual herb, great in salads and as seasoning.

Gerber Daisy
Gerber Daisy

Beautiful continual blooming annual. Loves full sun.

Dahlia
Dahlia

Annual bulb, comes in many colors and blooms all summer.

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Great vine for attracting hummingbirds. Loves full sun and some moisture.

Osteospermum
Osteospermum

Great annual with continual blooms all summer. Loves the sun.

Marigolds
Marigolds

Nice deer resistant sun loving annual.

Pansies
Pansies

Great cold weather annual, blooms best in spring and fall. Fragrant, carefree and loves partial to full sun

Daphne
Daphne

Hardy fragrant shrub 2-3 feet tall and wide with pink blooms in spring.

Columbine
Columbine

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

 

We are located on the corner of

East Custer Avenue / Canyon Ferry and York Road.

 

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Phone: (406) 442-3931


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