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

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 have not seen jumping worms in my garden and I see no evidence of them, but I don’t want to take risks.

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

Sales are in-person only– sorry, I cannot deliver. You can visit on a “sale day” or you can make an appointment. Either way, please let me know in advance when you’re coming. My garden is small and I like to be available to each visitor for personal advice and help with plant choices, so I need to avoid crowds. You can also walk through my garden and see most of the plants growing in “real life” in good garden loam.

Once I confirm with you the day / time of your visit, I’ll provide the address. There is usually no problem with street parking. I live in Crown Point (near Gage Park) if you’re estimating driving time.

Sale Days:
Sunday June 19, 1 to 3 pm (FULL)
Wednesday June 22, 1 to 3 pm
Friday July 1, 1 to 3 pm

If none of these times work for you, please contact me by email at
and we can schedule a visit at a different time.

If you make an appointment and don’t show up, I will not reschedule.

Plant List

All plants are labelled with the species name.

Agastache nepetoidesYellow Giant Hyssoplots
Agastache scrophularifoliaPurple Giant Hyssoplots
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakerootfew
Allium cernuumNodding Wild Onion
Amsonia hubrichtiiThreadleaf Bluestarnot native (mid-USA)
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlastinglots
Anemone canadensisCanada anemoneone left
Andropogon gerardiBig Bluestemtiny
Aquilegia canadenseWild Red Columbine
Arisaema dracontiumGreen Dragonfew
Asarum canadenseCda Wild Gingerfew
Asclepias purpureaPurple Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly weedgone
Astragalus canadensisCda Milk Vetchone
Baptisia australisBlue False Indigofew- very small
Campanula americanaTall Campanula
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea
Clematis virginanaNative Clematis
Deschampsia cespitosaTufted Hair Grass
Drymocallis argutaPrairie Cinquefoil
Echinacea pallidaPale Purple Coneflower
Elymus canadensisCanada Wild Rye
Elymus hystrixBottlebrush Grass
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake Masternear-native
Eurybia divaricataWhite Wood Asterfew
Eutrochium maculatumSpotted Joe Pye
Fragaria virginianaWild Strawberry
Gentiana andrewsiiClosed Bottle Gentianready in autumn
Hydrophyllum canadenseCda Waterleaffew
Hypericum ascyron Giant St. Johns Wort
Ipomopsis rubraScarlet Gillianon-native
California / Texas
Liatris spicataBlazing Star
Lindera benzoinSpicebushfew
Lobelia cardinalisRed Lobeliatiny
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobeliaready now but tiny
Ludwigia alternifoliaSeedboxfew
Mimulus ringensMonkey Flower
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot
Monarda punctataSpotted Bee Balm
Oenethera gauraBeeBlossom
Penstemon digitalisFoxglove Beardtongue
Penstemon hirsutusHairy Beardtongue
Porteranthus trifoliataGillenia / Bowmans Rootnear-native
Pycnanthemum incanumHoary Mtn Mint
Pycnanthemum virginianum Virginia Mtn Mintgone
Ratibida pinnataGrey headed coneflowerfew, larger
Salix discolor Pussy Willowfew
Sambucus canadensisBlack-fruited Elderberryone
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle Bluestemready in autumn
Scrophularifolia marilandicaFigwort
Sida hermaphroditaVirginia Mallowspecial -contact me
Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod
Solidago rugosa (from “Fireworks’)Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrodfew
Spirea albaWhite Meadowsweet
Thalictrum pubescensTall Meadow Ruefew
Verbena simplexNarrow Leaf Vervain
Verbena strictaHoary Vervain
Verbesina alternifoliaWingstemfew
Vernonia missuricaMissouri Ironweed
Zizia aureaGolden alexanders
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