Wood Betony is a valuable native flower that is an indicator of pristine prairies. Its’ roots attach to the roots of nearby plants and uptake nutrients. Thereby, wood betony parasitizes other plants, using them as a water and nutrient source. This parasitism helps reduce the vigor of the tall prairie plants.
Canada’s only native cactus is a great conversation piece. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opundia) is a unique addition to any garden, indoors or out. Plant in dry, sandy soil and enjoy vibrant yellow flowers.
The Evening Primrose’s are generally known for flowers that close during daylight hours; the flowers are therefore hermaphrodite, produced on a tall spike and only last until the following noon. They open visibly fast every evening producing an interesting spectacle, hence the name “evening primrose.” Good to start in the spring.
Magnificent vivacious plant with flowers that can be up to 5cm wide. Easy to cultivate, prefers damp soil and full sun. It can grow very tall with the rich soil conditions. The top of the upper stems will terminate/branch into 1-5 short stems, each with a single flower. Used in borders, woodland margins or slopes.
Provides long summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden. Also effective in a native plant or wild garden or as part of a naturalized planting or prairie area.
Sawtooth Sunflower can be distinguished from other Sunflowers by its red, smooth stems. Sawtooth Sunflower thrives in both disturbed and high quality sites, sometimes forming large colonies that exclude other plants.
Solidago flexicaulis, commonly called zigzag or broadleaf goldenrod, is a rhizomatous perennial that is native to rich woods and thickets from throughout eastern north America. This species is distinguished by its zigzag stems and its toothed, broad-ovate leaves.
The blue-stemmed goldenrod is sometimes referred to as Wreath Goldenrod. It is a well-behaved woodland species. It forms pretty, loose clumps with arching stems and long, thin leaves. Tiny clusters of bright yellow flowers form in the leaf axils for half the stem’s length. Stem color in mature plants has a dark, bluish tone.
Magnificent Silphium genus, it displays its bright yellow flowers on tall stems in late summer. Grows easily from seed, and is at home on a wide variety of soils, from moderately dry to moist. Excellent for tough clay soils. Birds love the seeds. Good height for the rear of the border. Also excellent for naturalizing…
Cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, is a beautiful native Ontario plant. Its large stature, (6 to 9 feet tall), and wide, tapered leaves are further complemented by an abundance of open yellow flowers. The flowers will re-bloom well into the autumn. A large plant that needs lots of space. Some gardeners find it to be an effective…
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