Native Plant Offerings 2022

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Plants are free for people who:

  • are applying for a Monarch Award in 2022
  • currently volunteer on public gardens or restoration sites with Environment Hamilton or the Hamilton Naturalists Club
  • currently volunteer on public native plant gardens with a local garden club or community group

    I may limit quantities or ask for a donation, depending on how many plants you want and the nature of the project you’re doing.

For everyone else, there is small charge per plant or pot. This is to help defray my expenses: triple mix, pro-mix, labels, and costs involved in securing / protecting seedlings. I have not listed the prices because there are too many plants (and I’m way to busy to run this like a regular retail store) and it will vary by size. Most seedlings are in 3 to 4″ pots and these range from $2 to $5 per pot, depending on the species. Small seedlings that are planted 3 or 4 per pot are about $1 per seedling, regardless of pot size.

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All plants are either:

  • grown from seed in sterile soil-less mix
  • dug from my garden, root-washed, and potted into sterile pro-mix or potting mix

*** Update July 18*** In early July I discovered jumping worms in my garden. I am no longer sharing plants that have been in contact with garden soil, even if they were root-washed. All the seed-started plants are safe.***

The potting mix I use is a blend of sterilized CIL/Premier triple mix, Pro-Mix (sterile) and perlite (also sterile). Normally, sterility is not an issue. But with the arrival of invasive jumping worms in Hamilton, the unintentional transfer of egg cases/ cocoons in garden soil, or any organic matter, is a real risk.

I welcome donations, including donations of clean, small pots and trays.

If the provenance of the seed is important to you, let me know. I know the sources of almost all the species offered.

Sale Days

Sale days are over now. Please email me to set a visit time.

Plant List

All plants are labelled with the species name.

Agastache nepetoidesYellow Giant Hyssoplots
Agastache scrophularifoliaPurple Giant Hyssoplots
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlastinglots
Andropogon gerardiBig Bluestem
Baptisia australisBlue False Indigo
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea
Clematis virginanaNative Clematis
Drymocallis argutaPrairie Cinquefoil
Elymus canadensisCanada Wild Rye
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake Masternear-native
Eutrochium maculatumSpotted Joe Pye
Gentiana andrewsiiClosed Bottle Gentianready in autumn
Hypericum ascyron Giant St. Johns Wort
Lobelia cardinalisRed Lobelia
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia
Ludwigia alternifoliaSeedboxfew
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot
Monarda punctataSpotted Bee Balm
Penstemon digitalisFoxglove Beardtongue
Penstemon hirsutusHairy Beardtongue
Porteranthus trifoliataGillenia / Bowmans Rootnear-native
Pycnanthemum incanumHoary Mtn Mint
Salix discolor Pussy Willowfew
Sambucus canadensisBlack-fruited Elderberryone
Scrophularifolia marilandicaFigwort
Sida hermaphroditaVirginia Mallowspecial -contact me
Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod
Spirea albaWhite Meadowsweet
Verbena strictaHoary Vervain
Vernonia missuricaMissouri Ironweed