What are interactive plant labels?

Plants Map makes it easy and affordable to order custom, interactive plant tags or signs. Our signs have something you won’t find on other tags – a QR code or NFC chip that directly connects your plants to a smartphone. Touch the chip or scan the code to open the plant’s unique page on PlantsMap.com and then you can edit notes and add photos to the plant page. Visitors to your garden can scan to read the story of your plant and see photos of it in all seasons. Now anyone can add attractive, long-lasting plant identification to any landscape or plant collection.

Products and Prices

Tags

$4.00

Plant Tags

Signs

$6.00

Plant Sign

Stakes

12″ Short stake –  $4.50 each

20″ Long stake –  $6.25 each

Plant Tag Stake

  • Black anodized aluminum stake
  • Options: 3M VHB permanent adhesive strips or removable 3M Dual Lock™ strips.
  • To only order our stakes and tree hardware sets please use this form.

Tree Mount Hardware Set

$1.50 each
Tree Hardware Collage

  • All components are stainless steel.
  • Set includes 2 washers, 1 spring, and 1 #10 deck screw
  • The #10 deck screw is 2.5″ long, 3/16″ diameter and has a T-25 star head
  • See Best Way to Attach An ID Sign.
  • To only order our stakes and tree hardware sets please use this form.

How do I begin an order?

  • Create a free sign-in to begin an individual profile or if you want to add an organization profile.
  • Begin your digital plant library using our My Plants Map tools.
    • Basic profiles (free) are limited to 24 plants and 4 collections. Subscription tiers with unlimited plants, collections, and enhanced services can be found on our pricing page.
    • Subscription tiers can adopt core plants via the Plant Finder to more quickly add plants to your My Plants Map digital library.
    • If you have a spreadsheet, contact us about importing your plants to your My Plants Map profile. A subscription tier is required for this service.
  • Begin your order using our My Tags ordering process.

Can I customize the tag or sign?

Quantity Discounts

  • Plus Tier Subscriptions receive a 5% discount on orders of $350 or more (subtotal before tax and shipping)
  • Premium Tier Subscriptions receive a 10% discount on orders of $350 or more (subtotal before tax and shipping)

Shipping & Taxes

  • Based on our orders over the past year, shipping and handling averages about $15 within the Contiguous United States. The My Tags order form summary uses this amount for the estimate.
  • We will provide a quote for the shipping cost for orders sent outside of the contiguous United States
  • We charge sales tax for all orders where appropriate. The My Tags order form has a field to enter information for tax-exempt organizations and we’ll email you to get your certificate for our files. Only state-approved current exemption certificate forms are accepted.

Need more help?

We have an extensive ‘Help’ section with posts that answer questions about our tags and signs and many other Plants Map questions. When people ask a new question, we try to write a blog post to answer those questions because we know that if we haven’t made it clear, then others probably have the same question!


We’ve completed our transition to having Goodwill Industries handle our inventory, printing and shipping. This is a great partnership and a win-win for both Plants Map as we continue to grow, and for the people participating in the job skills training program through Goodwill. Click to read more about our partnership.

Order a sample box and we’ll send you one of each of the items we sell:

  • 1 “Franklin Tree” Tag with Dual Lock strip
  • 1 “Dawn Redwood” Sign
  • 1 NFC sticker linked to Dawn Redwood
  • 1 Long Stake with VHB tape
  • 1 Short Stake with Dual Lock strip
  • 1 Tree Hardware Set
  • 1 Ski Tie.

Shipping is included.

Price: $25




Testimonials

When I order (usually at the last minute for some event) they are immediately there electronically to help with always good input and spirit! I really appreciate how fast the "proof" is reviewed by staff and how changes if needed are quickly communicated. Plantsmap cares about our mission of public education in the herb garden. More visitors commented or were seen with phones looking at the herb signs this year at the herb garden during the annual Louisa Heritage Day in April. With the QR codes it makes it so easy to add and edit each entry. Every year we add to the signs identifying herbs, plants, and trees and we can see that the public uses and enjoys them.

Deb Field Coordinator for the Louisa Herb Guild, Louisa County Historical Society PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs June 22, 2017

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My garden has grown up with Plants Map. The trees and shrubs are all mapped on Plants Map. Each tags helps me quickly access information about that plant and its story. My backyard feels like a botanic garden with the durable tags from Plants Map!

Brad Grimm Gardener PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs June 12, 2017

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Plants Map has been such a vital source in my gardening journey. It is the perfect tool to keep track of every important tree and plant you purchase for your landscape. It is a vast and educational community filled with reliable resources right at your fingertips. The ability to mark my garden favorites with tags allows me to include, show and share my love of nature with neighbors, friends and family. Plants Map provides me with the ease of organization and allows me to have full control of my garden that was otherwise not possible. Using Plantsmap.com has given me the confidence I need to take my abilities to the next level. Plants Map inspires me to get outside, meet new horticultural experts and be the best gardener I can be.

Angie Rose Gardener & Blogger at angiethefreckledrose.com PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs June 22, 2017

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Our nonprofit, Backyard Abundance, has purchased dozens of plant tags from Plants Map for public landscapes in Iowa City. Their service has been fantastic with lots of hand-holding and thoughtfulness. The signs are excellent quality. I highly recommend them.

Fred Meyer Backyard Abundance Co-Director PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs September 29, 2017

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I had an opportunity to tour the Plants Map gardens owned by Plants Map founders Tracy and Bill Blevins in Spotsylvania County, Va. in June 2017. I was greatly impressed by both the gardens and the application of Plants Map technology. I saw how QR codes provide a wealth of information that can be utilized by garden owners and visitors alike. I used an Apple iPad Pro to scan the codes, and immediately a wealth of information popped up about each plant. There were seasonal pictures to show how each plant looked during different times of the year, and information about the plant's origins (when planted), seasonal care, etc. I can see how botanical gardens and homeowners alike can use the technology. Price seems reasonable, and maintenance looks easy.

Ron Singleton Master Gardener PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs August 1, 2017

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