Welcome to IDeal™ Garden Markers!

Garden markers, plant identification, custom labels and engravings to label plants

 New Changes Coming to IDeal Garden Markers!

  • We're now selling to retailers and catalogs in addition to our consumer website.
  • Coming soon! We'll have a customer service phone number for our online customers looking for tips, advice, and help ordering engravings, labels or stakes/nameplates.  
  • Coming soon! Lower-cost galvanized steel stakes in addition to our popular stainless steel stakes.
  • Coming soon! We've added some thickness and reinforcement to our plastic nameplates for some extra strength. The look remains the same. We will be selling our original nameplates until they're sold out.
  • Our inventory will be restocked soon. Please see our delivery estimates on the stakes and nameplates pages.
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The IDeal™ Garden Marker is comprised of 2 key pieces:

The finned stake inserts into the tappered hole to create your garden marker.

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You can then use your garden markers to identify your plants using 1 of 3 methods:


Not sure what to get? Order a sample kit.

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Learn more about our Garden Markers and other products:


2 sizes and 3 colors for 6 nameplate options!

New! IDeal™ Garden Marker

  • Attractive, versatile, durable plant marker
  • Plant identification that holds together, stays in ground

Create elegant, durable, custom plant labels & engravings

tomatoes with IDeal Garden Marker   daylilies with IDeal Garden Marker   tulips with IDeal Garden Marker
The most versatile plant identification product ever! Several colors, lengths and 3 viewing angles. Write on nameplates or attach labels or engravings.

STAKES: Superior Steel & Design

  • Stainless steel won't rust
  • Strong, stiff, 45% thicker than most plant markers
  • Unobtrusive single wire reduces trapping of debris
  • Large anchoring bend = stays in soil, adds stability & eliminates spinning
  • Heights: 7", 11", 20", and 30",

NAMEPLATES: Attractive & Versatile

  • Fasten tightly to stake yet interchangable
  • Adhesives, inks, & paint pens stick well
  • Doubled space - write or adhere labels on BOTH sides
  • 2 sizes: 3.5" wide by 1.25" or 1.75" deep
  • 3 colors: Black, Green, Gray

IDeal™ Garden Marker Nameplates (order now)

The most versatile, attractive, and durable plant ID product ever!

  • Choose from 3.5" x 1.25” and 3.5 x 1.75”-wide enough for legible information.
  • Special plastic surface allows paint pens and most adhesives to stick well.
  • Add information front AND back with paint pens, labels, or engravings.
  • Attractive, neutral colors (black, gray, and green) look great in your garden.
  • Has a tapered hole that attaches to finned stake tightly (yet removable).

IDeal™ Garden Marker Stakes (order now)

The most versatile, attractive, and durable plant ID product ever!

Nameplate stays on tightly due to fins on the stake and a tapered nameplate hole!
Common .093 zinc-coated stakes rust. Our .135 stainless steel stakes won't rust!
+ 45% thicker than competitors' stakes!
+ Not easily bent by garden hoses, pets, etc!
3.75 bend from top to bottom, .75 wide
Bottom anchoring bend stays in soil, stabilizes
marker and prevents spinning
3 stake angles: straight, 45°, and 90° for different viewing preferences
Stake lengths: 7", 11", 20", and 30"

IDeal™ Engraved Nameplates (order now)

Easily design and order engravings online!

Elegant, engraved plant markers are often found at public gardens, parks, zoos, golf courses and along trails. Made from durable, sun-resistant, weatherproof, laminated plastic, we include double-sided foam tape for adhering to our IDeal™ Garden Markers or competitors' products. Our website allows you to create one engraved plant marker at a time or in bulk via our Excel nameplate upload (if they have the same formatting).

Many Engraved Nameplate Options:

  • Various fonts
  • Bold, underline, and italics
  • Beveled edges, rounded corners
  • Several colors on matte or textured plastic: Black, green or brown plastic with white text or custom order!

IDeal™ Sun-Resistant Labels (order now)

Easily design and order your plant labels online!

Sun-resistant labels. Choose font, color, and size, 1-5 lines of text.
  • Easy to read 360 dots-per-inch printing
  • Strong adhesive and durable tape
  • Resistant to sun, weather, chemicals, temperature (-112 to 356 °F), and abrasion
  • White lettering on black tape or black lettering on white or clear tape
  • .5", .75", 1" and 1.5" tape available
Layer of laminate protects the ink

Labels consist of six layers of materials, resulting in a thin, extremely strong label. Characters are formed with a thermal transfer ink and sandwiched between two protective layers of PET (polyester film). The result is a virtually indestructible, weatherproof label that can withstand even the harshest conditions.


IDeal™ Sun-Resistant Paint Pens (order now)

The acrylic “paint” in Marvy DecoColor paint pens adheres well to our IDeal plastic nameplates (as well as competitors' metal markers). They are sun-resistant and weatherproof. We offer fine and extra fine tips and several colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver, Green, Pink, and Yellow.

Easy-to-use solvent available to remove existing text and start new!


Marvy DecoColor Paint Pen

Easily Design Your Own Plant Labels & Engravings

Create one plant label or engraving at a time or in bulk on our website! Choose your font, color, number of lines, spacing, alignment, and add bold, italics, and underlining. See how it will look as you make changes! Download our Excel template to make many plant labels or engravings with the same formatting. Visit the labels or engravings pages to begin creating your plant marker design!

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Look up plant info using our links to databases

If you have several varieties of hostas, daylilies, roses, or any plant, knowing all of their names can become overwhelming. With IDeal™ Garden Markers, you can create labels and engravings with all of the plants' identification information you want to include. We've provided links to information for commonly collected plants as well as databases when available to assist you in creating attractive plant markers for your garden. See "Label Plants" at the top of your page.

HostasDirect, Inc.

Order your hostas and other plants today! HostasDirect sells over 18 plant families in 3 maturities- Starter (TC), Advanced Starter, and Mature Divisions and ships to 49 U.S. states (excluding Hawaii). HostasDirect is also a supplier of several Heuchera varieties and quality garden tools. The website is home to the world's largest searchable hosta database, which has over 7,000 hostas and 6,000 pictures.

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Hosta Thunderbolt
Hosta Liberty