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 effective…

Canada Columbine

Canada Columbine

Plants are perfect candidates for the Shade Garden or Wildlife Garden. This spring blooming, native wildflower provides a welcome a splash of color early in the growing season. A member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) and the flowers are a source of nectar for a variety of pollinators mid spring until early summer. Borders, cottage…

Showy Tick—Trefoil

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…

Smooth Penstemon

Smooth Penstemon

Penstemon digitalis is one of the few Penstemons that thrives in clay. The white flowers bloom for a month or longer, and look great with the blue flowers of Ohio Spiderwort and Blue Eyed Grass. At 3′ high this clump-forming perennial does well in full sun to light shade, and tolerates seasonally damp conditions. Mass…