The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Cephalanthus occidentalis, Eastern Buttonbush

~Haven't Germinated for 2024~ 

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Eastern Buttonbush

  • Shrub
  • Moderately to very wet soils. 
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 4’ to 12’ tall 4’ to 8’ wide
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in wetlands and high moisture settings, especially shorelines. Will adapt to garden settings but is not drought tolerant

At their best where they receive consistent moisture, these showy shrubs thrive on shorelines and in areas where water collects during spring melt and after rain.

Their glossy foliage is a lovely backdrop to their spheres of blooms that are attractive to a wide range of pollinators. Their flowers are followed by round seed heads that are a fall and winter food source for migrating and shore birds

Grown from seed that was wild-gathered in the Ottawa area

Photos by BotBln, Jim Evans, Krzysztof Ziarnek and Agnieszka Kwiecień 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