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 *

* Cephalanthus occidentalis, Eastern Buttonbush

~Did not germinate for 2023~

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