The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • 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.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Liatris cylindracea, Slender Blazing Star 

Liatris cylindracea

Slender Blazing Star 

  • Full Sun
  • Average to dry soil
  • 12" to 16" tall, 6" to 10" wide
  • Summer blooms 
  • Native to Ontario, Garden and Dry Meadow settings

Grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

The smallest of the Liatris species I’ve planted, this species is the least capable of coping with competition but is very well suited to dry, low nutrient soils and hot, sunny locations. Would do well along side Prairie Smoke, Lance Leaf Coreopsis and Pearly Everlasting. 

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

Photos by Aaron Carlson from Menomonie and wackybadger 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