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.

Eragrostis spectabilis, Purple Lovegrass

~I have yet to find the perfect germination conditions for these and won't be offering them until I have more success~

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Lovegrass

  • Slightly to Very Dry Soils
  • Full sun to Light Shade
  • 24” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Dry Meadow ecosystems

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

A relatively short native grass that thrives in hot, dry locations and is tolerant of salt, making them a good candidate for roadside and boulevard plantings. The haze of purple flowers develops in mid-summer and is followed by a similar haze of tan seed heads.

Recommended in Lorraine Johnson’s blog post Ghost Plants about hard to source species deserving of wider planting in Ontario gardens

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

Photos by  David J. Stang, Daderot, and Krzysztof Ziarnek via Wikimedia Commons 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