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 *

* Liatris spicata, Dense Blazing Star

Liatris spicata 

Dense Blazing Star

  • Average to high moisture soils
  • Prefers full sun 
  • 48” to 60” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Summer blooms 
  • Native to Ontario, beginner friendly if height is kept in mind, thrives in high moisture meadows

New to me this year, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

While many gardeners are familiar with the cultivars of this species, the height of the straight species can sometimes come as a surprise. In a very rich garden setting, without lots of supportive neighbours, these tall plants can become quite tippy and end up laying down. To avoid this, either plant them in leaner, dryer settings, or plant them with lots of other tall plants and grasses, which will provide support, shelter and root competition, all of which will help these keep standing tall. 

When in the right setting, these are very showy, long blooming plants that are very popular with a lot of pollinating insects.

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

Photos by Drew Avery, Sixflashphoto and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons

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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