The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • 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.

Tephrosia virginiana, Virginia Goat's Rue 

Tephrosia virginiana

Virginia Goat's Rue 

  • Slightly dry to very dry sandy soils, including the sandy silt found on a lot of the Canadian Shield. i.e., Cottage Country soils
  • Full sun to light shade
  • 12” tall, 12” to 24” wide 
  • Early Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Dry Meadow and Open Woodland ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/tephrosia-virginiana-goats-rue-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

This relatively low growing member of the Legume family has very eye-catching blooms in the early summer. Doesn’t transplant well once established due to their deep, drought resistant root system.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Eric Hunt, Chris Light, Ted Bodner and Fritzflohrreynolds via Wikimedia Commons

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
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