Silver Wormwood

Silver Wormwood

Silver Wormwood is an attractive, fragrant, silvery-white shrub-like plant with stems and foliage that are covered with woolly gray or white hairs and topped by nodding clusters of yellowish disk flowers that bloom through summer.

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop is aptly named: It is a robust grower and can reach heights from 3 to 8 feet. The larger, lower leaves can be as big as a hearty slice of bread. And depending on the age and overall size of the plant, its flower spike can be up to 16 inches long!

Wood Betony

Wood Betony

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.

Great St. John’s Wort

Great St. John’s Wort

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.

Cup Plant

Cup Plant

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…

Cut-leaved Coneflower

Cut-leaved Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata is a native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems. The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed. From summer until fall foliage is topped with clusters of showy daisy-like flower heads. Each head consists of a yellow-green globular cone surrounded by drooping yellow rays. This rhizomatous species thrives in partly shaded…

Grey-headed Coneflower

Grey-headed Coneflower

Vibrant yellow flowers sway on spindly stalks during the warm summer months on this wonderful Ontario perennial. Attracts many beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies. Flower petals have a unique downward droop with central cones starting grey and turning to chocolate brown. Interesting plant for the sunny border, native plant garden, meadow or prairie. Best massed…