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 *

* Epilobium ciliatum, Northern Willowherb

~Sold out for 2023~

Epilobium ciliatum

Northern Willowherb

  • Average to slightly rich, high moisture soils
  • Partial shade, -will grow in full sun in wet areas.
  • 24 to 48” tall, 12” to 24” wide 
  • Summer Blooming
  • Native to Ontario, Meadow, open woodland and high moisture ecosystems

This unassuming perennial is quick to appear after disturbance in partially shaded or damp areas. Their base leaves appear each spring in rosettes that can spread to form small patches. As the summer progresses, they shoot up with strong stems which bear clusters of tiny blooms that are later followed by seed pods that split open to release their dust fine seeds that float on the air with the help of their fine threads of silk. 

Trives in my gardens alongside Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia and Sensitive Fern.

Photos from my garden and by Randy A. Nonenmacher, Forest & Kim Starr, Randy A. Nonenmacher

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