The Plant store is now closed for orders.

  • I'm planning on one last round of sales toward the end of September of plants that I'll be potting up from a nursery bed I planted in the fall of 2022. I'll post the details and the time once I have the plants ready to go
  • 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.
  • Please see the Plant Nursery for a photo of the different sizes/prices on offer and for information on the sizing of these seedlings and the details of the sale
  • Species that were not seeded, didn’t germinate or that are sold out are marked with an asterisk *

* ~ Amsonia tabernaemontana, Eastern Bluestar $3 size

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Eastern Bluestar

  • Average to moderately high moisture soils
  • Full Sun to very light shade
  • 3’ tall 2’ to 3’ wide
  • Late Spring Blooms
  • Thrives in meadows or open woodland settings. Adapts very well to garden conditions.

With a native range that extends south and west from the state of Virginia, these have been growing well in Ottawa and Perth for the last few years.

Slower than many other perennials to mature, these are correspondingly long lived and can remain in place for years, if not decades. They grow very well in garden settings and in meadows or the sunnier areas in open woodlands. Their spring blooms are quite eye-catching and drew a lot of questions in the spring of 2022, when they were blooming next to my driveway when people were stopping by to pick up seedlings in late May and early June.

Their foliage is not palatable to mammals, including deer and rabbits, but their flowers are attractive to pollen and nectar feeders, including Hummingbirds, Carpenter Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbird Moths.

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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