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 *

* Blitum capitatum, Strawberry-Blite

~Sold out for 2023~

Blitum capitatum


  • Annual 
  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun or light shade
  • 24” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Mid summer blooming
  • Ontario Native Species, Annual, Edible, Beginner Friendly, Meadow or Open Woodland ecosystems

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery   

A showy native annual that I suspect would do quite well in containers

While still classified as a member of the same subfamily, these were reclassified from Chenopodium to Blitum a few years ago. As with their near relatives, they have foliage that is edible, although moderation and cooking is generally recommended to avoid excessive saponin or oxalate intake.

While quite mild (or bland) in flavour, it isn’t uncommon to find seeds of these for sale in the vegetable section since their striking colouration easily catches the eye of shoppers.

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

Photos by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey, WildBoar and Matt Lavin 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