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 *

*Andropogon gerardii, Big Bluestem

~Did not germinate for 2023~

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 4’ to 7’ tall, 2’ to 3’ wide, spreading to form a patch
  • Early summer blooms followed by eye catching seed heads well into the fall
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in meadow ecosystems. Adapts well to garden conditions where sufficient space is available

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

A large grass that can spread more than is suited to small gardens but that is perfect for large spaces and for meadows.

Best in full sun, where they can grow to more than 7’ in height. Happy in a range of soil moisture conditions.

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

Photos by Matt Lavin, T.Voekler, Matt Lavin and Patrick Alexander

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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