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 *

Spiraea tomentosa, Steeplebush

Spiraea tomentosa


  • Full sun to light shade
  • Wet to moist soil (not fond of consistently dry settings)
  • 3' to 4' height, spreads over time to form a thicket.
  • Ontario Native, thriving in high moisture meadows and along shorelines.

A moisture loving native shrub, this summer blooming spireas thrives on shorelines and in seasonally wet areas, including ditches and wet meadows. Very popular with pollinators, this species is new to the spaces I tend, having been grown from seeds I received from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library.

Photo By Eric Hunt - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0


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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