The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Vernonia missurica, Missouri Ironweed

Vernonia missurica

Missouri Ironweed

  • Full sun 
  • Average to slightly dry or slightly wet soil
  • 60” tall, 24” to 36” wide
  • Late summer to fall blooming
  • Ontario Native, Beginner Friendly. Prefers moderate to high fertility soils. Very popular with pollinators 

New to me this year, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery. 

A large, slightly slow to mature perennial that can take up to three years to begin blooming, these showy flowers that attract many late-summer pollinators are worth the wait.

Pair with Swamp Milkweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Giant Goldenrod and other equally bold species.

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

Photos by Elaine Wolshock/Matthew Fook, Mason Brock and KatieLMiller 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