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).

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