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 *

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