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  • 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 *

* Oenothera pilosella, Prairie Sundrops

~Not offered in 2023 due to loss of some of the seedlings~

Oenothera pilosella

Prairie Sundrops

  • Average to moderately wet or moderately dry soils
  • Full sun to moderate shade
  • 24” tall, 18’ to 24” wide, Spreading
  • Spring Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadows and Woodlands

While I’m pretty sure that the Evening Primroses that are quite common in gardens in Eastern Ontario, and that are often given out at plant swaps due to their abundant nature are this species, I started these from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery to be certain that I’m offering the straight species.

Often mistaken for Ajuga in the early spring, due to their ground-hugging rosettes of rounded burgundy leaves, these shoot up in late May or early June with blooming stems covered in lance shaped, green leaves, topped by buttery yellow blooms that are open through the day and close in the evening. 

Quick to spread these can outcompete less rambunctious plants but coexist perfectly well with Monardas, Asters, Goldenrods and pretty much anyone taller than them. 

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing for more details.

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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