Our passion since the foundation of Gilbert H. Wild and Son© has been to provide plant lovers with many of the world’s finest varieties with excellent pricing and our 2023 Spring catalog proves just that. We grow our own plant stock, unlike most mail-order companies, so we can control quality and shipping costs. We work for years producing home grown plants that we are proud to grow, dig and ship directly to you.

Our history began when James Herman Wild was on a wagon train bound for the southwest when it broke down in the Southwest Missouri region. James was influenced by the beautiful meadows of wildflowers he saw and settled in Sarcoxie, MO in 1868. In 1885, his son, Gilbert Herman Wild paid $45.00 for a crate of peony roots from Europe which he planted behind his family’s home. Three years later, the flower blooms were sold to an Omaha Wholesaler for $3.00 each. That single sale launched Gilbert H. Wild and Son! As the family farm grew, daylilies and iris were added to the farm. 

Today, we raise plants on over 100 acres of rich Missouri land and have grown to be one of the largest growers of daylilies, iris and peonies in the world. We take great pride in our plants and work many hours caring for them in our rich Ozark Mountain soil. We also keep several greenhouses full of sun-loving and shade-loving perennials. We pride ourselves in delivering many of the highest quality, freshest plants available on the market. EVERY PLANT OFFERED IN OUR CATALOG WILL BE SHIPPED IN THE SPRING, AT THE PROPER PLANTING TIME FOR YOUR AREA.

We guarantee our plants and consider customer satisfaction our top priority – please order with confidence knowing that our team has been caring for each plant. Ordering plants is easier than ever with our newly designed website. Please visit and give us a try! Or, if you prefer, call us at 888-449-4537 to place your order over the phone. Would you like an additional catalog for yourself or a friend? You may request one to be mailed for free! 

Thank you for your loyalty; we know that you have many choices for your plant purchases, and we will continue to work hard to maintain your trust. God bless you and have a great gardening year!

The Wilds of Missouri



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