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 *

Danthonia spicata, Poverty Oat Grass

Danthonia spicata

Poverty Oat Grass

  • Average to very dry soils
    Full sun
    8” to 12" tall and wide
    Early summer blooms with seed heads remaining into the fall
    Ontario Native, Thrives in Dry Meadow Ecosystems 

A small, tufting grass with distinctive spiraled older leaves that make these easy to spot, especially in the early spring. 

The seeds were wild gathered from near Perth Ontario, where they thrive in the low fertility, sandy soil often found in Canada shield areas.


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