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).

~ Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine

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