The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • 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.

Lythrum alatum, Winged Loosestrife

Lythrum alatum 

Winged Loosestrife

~This is a native to Ontario species, not the invasive Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria~

  • Average to high moisture soils
  • Full sun
  • 36” tall, 18” to 30” wide
  • Mid summer to fall
  • Native to Ontario, thrives in high moisture areas

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

A bushy, long blooming species whose natural habitat is under pressure from the invasive Purple Loosestrife.

Online descriptions suggest that this species is not a particularly fast spreader, but that may only apply to mixed plant communities and they may be a bit more enthusiastic if planted in an enriched garden bed without a lot of neighbours.

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.

Photo by Joshua Mayey 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