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 *

* Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed

~Sold out for 2023~

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

  • Average to dry soils 
  • Full sun to Light Shade
  • 2’ tall, 1’ to 2’ wide
  • Late Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

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

The shortest of the Ontario native Milkweed species that I’m offering this year, these mature to roughly 2’ in height. Like Common Milkweed, they are rhizomatous and will spread over time, rather than forming a dense clump.

While their foliage is quite distinct from many other Milkweeds, looking more like Liatris than Asclepias, it is still palatable to Monarch butterfly caterpillars

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

Photos by peganum, wackybadger and Joshua Mayer via Wikimedia Commons

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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