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 *

* Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium
Little Bluestem

  • Average to Very Dry Soils
  • Full Sun to Very Light Shade
  • 36” tall, 12” to 24” spacing 
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

While I've seen these in many gardens and landscapes, they are new to my garden this season and are growing from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery. 

Clump forming and growing to 2' to 3' in height, this dryland grass is one of only a few native grass species that is already widely adopted by the landscaping and horticultural industry. 

While quite upright in dryland settings, they can become floppy if grown in too-rich soil, without enough neighbours.

They emerge with green foliage in the spring, develop a bluer tone as they mature in the summer, followed by flowering and seed stems that can develop a distinct red to purple tone, before drying to a wheat yellow.

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

Photos by USFWS Mountain-PrairieChhe, Matt Lavin and Krzysztof Ziarnek 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