The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • 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.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

~ Bidens aristosa, Bearded Beggarticks

Bidens aristosa 

Bearded Beggarticks

  • Wet to moderately wet soils 
  • Full Sun
  • 36” tall, 18” to 24” wide
  • Mid summer to fall blooming
  • Annual, High moisture ecosystems. 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

Probably the showiest of the Biddens family, this species is not historically native to Ontario, with a range that once ended at the southern shores of Lake Ontario.  I suspect that these will adapt reasonably to growing in containers, so I’m going to give them a try this summer. 

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

Photos 12 and 3 by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons

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