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).

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum, Lindley's Aster

~More coming along for the August 30th sale~

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum    

Lindley's Aster

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Average to moderately dry soils.
  • 36” to 48” tall, spreading to form a patch
  • Late summer and fall blooming
  • Ontario Native, Meadow or open woodland species

Still new to me, grown from seeds from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library 

Online information about this species, beyond identification tips, seems to be a bit sparse but as far as I’ve been able to find it seems that they have a growth pattern and growing preferences similar to Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum), which means a fair amount of adaptability, paired with a capacity to spread quite vigorously.

Companion species would be most meadow grasses, other Asters and Goldenrods, as well as lower growing species like Wild Strawberry.

Photos By Ben Keen and Somatochlora 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