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 *

Silphium laciniatum, Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

  • Full sun
  • Average to high moisture soils
  • 5’ to 8’ tall, 3’ to 4’ wide
  • Summer to early fall bloom
  • Ontario Native, Good for meadow or garden settings. Very long lived 

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

Slightly shorter than their close cousins, Prairie Dock, these are still very large herbaceous plants. Their common name comes from a tendency for their leaves to be oriented on a north-south axis along the upright blooming stems. Given their stature and the fact that they are known to live upwards of 100 years, carefully consideration is recommended when selecting a location for one of these.

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

Photos by Krzysztof Ziarnek 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