The Native Plant Store is Now Open Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all 200+ species profiles added to the new store software
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

~ Allium canadense var. lavendulare, Showy Wild Garlic 

Allium canadense var. lavendulare

Showy Wild Garlic 

  • Average to moderately dry soils
  • Full Sun 
  • 12” tall, 4’ to 6” wide
  • Spring Blooms
  • Native to the USA mid-west, Thrives in meadow and garden settings

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/allium-canadense-var-lavendulare-showy-wild-garlic-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

Unlike the Canadian Wild Garlic, Allium canadense, native to this area, which produces bulbils at the tops of the blooming stems, rather than true seeds, this sub-species, native to the US mid-west, grows a full flower head and produces viable true seed.

As is typical for Alliums, these have edible leaves, flowers and bulbs. Their foliage appears very early in the spring and can be harvested like spring onions. 

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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