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 oolentangiense, Sky Blue Aster

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Sky Blue Aster

  • Full sun to light shade
  • Average to dry soil
  • 24” to 36” tall and wide
  • Late Summer to Fall Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Beginner Friendly, Thrives in average to dry meadow ecosystems. Very popular with pollinators 

New to my gardens this year, grown from seed sourced through the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library.

This species is well suited to dry meadow settings, as well as hot, sunny gardens.

Photos from Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0 ,

First photo sourced from aarongunnar

Second Photo sourced from Reuven Martin

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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