Evening Primrose

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.

New England Aster

Large rose-purple flowers, with very numerous rays which tend to bloom in profusion. Clasping leaves. Rough stem. Leaves smell a bit spicy when crushed. Provides color and contrast to the fall perennial border front. Mass or plant in groups. Also effective naturalized in drifts in meadows or in native or wildflower gardens.

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.

Canadian Burnet

Canadian Burnet features airy spikes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its textured narrow compound leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. It will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 5 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread…

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…

Swamp Milkweed

This milkweed species is known for its ability to thrive in swampy areas and wet meadows. Despite its love of wet soils, due to its long taproot, it can tolerate average well-drained soils with ease. Pink and white duo-tone flowers are displayed throughout the summer months. Grows up to 1.5m tall, though height can vary…

Showy Tick—Trefoil

Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch at the inflorescence. The stem is green, taking on some reddish vertical color lines toward maturity, and has fine white hair. Showy Ticktrefoil grows from a taproot and prefers full to at least partial sun…

Coneflowers – Echinacea

Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Trouble-free, coneflowers are drought-tolerant, once established. They can take the heat! They have become one of the most common and highly valued medicinal plants on the Canadian Prairies.

That's All Folks!

That's All Folks!