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 *

* ~ Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine

~Not offered in 2023 due to lack of germination~

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild Quinine

  • Average to moderately wet or moderately dry soils
  • Full sun 
  • Up to 4’ tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Summer blooms followed by persistent seed heads that look the same as the blooms
  • Native to the mid-west and the Carolinas, Thrives in Meadows 

A very long blooming species, these have been growing in the spaces that I tend for a few years and have proven to be perfectly winter hardy for the Ottawa and Perth area.

They are a food source for a variety of pollen and nectar feeding insects, including beetles. They aren’t the fastest species to establish but they seem to be very long lived and are slow to spread. They seem to be quite drought tolerant.

Prairie Moon has a profile on them here and the Xerces Society has a profile on them here 

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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