IV. C. 7. Live Plants

A license from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is required to transport and resell any live plant within the state of Tennessee. This includes any plant with a live root system, including:

  • tomato plants
  • herbs
  • flowers
  • nursery plants (shrubs, trees, etc)

It does not matter if you grew the plant from a seedling acquired from a licensed nursery; every agent/nursery along the way must be inspected and maintain a valid permit.

*Regulations are subject to change and it is the responsibility of the vendor to make sure that they remain compliant and up-to-date. During the application process copies of applicable permits will be requested. For further information please visit.Tennessee Department of Agriculture - TN.gov