About Us

Our Mission

To increase the use and availability of native plants throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Our plan is to be a resource for homeowners to purchase native plants for their properties and provide expert advise to the public on selecting the right native plants for their needs. Ensuring our clients are successful on their projects is paramount.


Stellar Native Plant Nursery, LLC was founded in 2022 by the owner Keith Sykora. Keith has over 10 years of experience in the ecological restoration industry. Over that time Keith has worn many hats from a field technician, crew foreman, field superintendent, and project manager and was fortunate to work on award winning natural area projects throughout the greater Chicagoland area, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana, and Southwest Michigan. Servicing a variety of clients including forest preserve districts, municipalities, private landowners, homeowners associations, corporations, commercial properties, and nonprofit conservation groups. Because of Keith's extensive field experience he knows how to execute successful restoration projects and the native plants that are appropriate for every situation. 

In 2018 Keith started growing native plants at home from seed as a hobby and progressively expanded his knowledge every season thereafter.  In 2022 he took the bold step of selling his plants to the public at farmer's markets around the Chicago western suburbs. Keith is a self described extrovert who loves to talk to people about native plants and share the knowledge he has accumulated over the past decade. Contact info: keith@stellarnatives.com