Wildflowers for Dry to Medium soil

These soils are very well drained and include sand, gravel, loam and rock. They never have standing water and rainfall drains away easily.

· ALUMROOT · BLUE EYED GRASS · CONEFLOWER · CROCUS · CROWFOOT VIOLET · DOTTED BLAZING STAR · GAILLARDIA · GUMWEED · HAREBELL · INDIAN BREADROOT · LONG FRUITED ANEMONE · LOW GOLDENROD · MANY FLOWERED ASTER · PASTURE SAGE · PINK ONION · PRAIRIE ROSE · PRAIRIE SAGE · PURPLE CONEFLOWER · PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER · PUSSY TOES · SHOWY GOLDENROD · SMOOTH ASTER · STIFF GOLDENROD · THREE FLOWERED AVENS · UPLAND WHITE ASTER · WESTERN SILVERY ASTER · WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER · WHORLED MILKWEED · WILD BERGAMOT · WILD FLAX · YARROW · 


YARROW Achillea millefolium

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: June to August
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT, NU

Description: Flat clusters of flowers with fragrant, ferny leaves - Fast growing and drought tolerant - Spreads by roots and seed so useful for difficult areas - Deer and rabbit resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $20.00 100g $62.00
(150,000 seeds/25g)  


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PINK ONION Allium stellatum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 15 -30 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: pink
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: leaf cutter bees, small resin bees, sweat bees, bumble bees, honey bees, cellophane bees, syrphid flies, soldier beetles, tumbling flower beetles 

Description: Pretty, ball shaped clusters of pink flowers - Fine textured onion type leaves can be used for flavouring - Great for prairie meadows - Reseeds easily. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $11.00    
(9,500 seeds/25g)  


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PUSSY TOES Antennaria parvifolia

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 5 -15 cm
Bloom Time: May
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON

Description: Small, silvery leaves form a very low groundcover - The flowers are in "pussy toe" clusters - Food plant for American Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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PASTURE SAGE Artemisia frigida

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, YT, NWT

Description: Feathery, silver-grey leaves contrast nicely with other plants - Has a distinct sage fragrance - Can use in stuffing for poultry, fish or game or with rice. Deer and rabbit resistant – Tolerates drier soil than Prairie Sage – Does not spread by roots.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $12.00    
(178,000 seeds/25g)  


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PRAIRIE SAGE Artemisia ludoviciana

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 -50
Bloom Time: August
Colour: yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NWT

Description: Silver, lance shaped leaves - Spreads quickly by roots - Very drought tolerant - Host for American Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars - Deer and rabbit resistant. One of the four sacred plants used by First Nations people in smudging ceremonies

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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WHORLED MILKWEED Asclepias verticillata

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: White
Spacing: 20-50 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, bees, wasps, flies

Description: Milkweeds are the only plants that Monarch butterfly caterpillars feed on- Fine textured leaves - Spreads by roots but doesn't crowd out other plants because foliage is very fine - Very fragrant - Deer and rabbit resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees and butterflies.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $16.00 25g $56.00 100g $190.00
   


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HAREBELL Campanula rotundifolia

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT, NU
Pollinator Interactions: leaf cutter bees, digger bees, green sweat bees, small carpenter bees, sweat bees, mason bees, long horned bees

Description: Graceful and delicate looking plant, often with many flowers per plant - Drought tolerant - Looks great with Avens, Whorled Milkweed, and Little Bluestem – Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only available in 2017.
(800,000 seeds/25g)  


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WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER Dalea candida

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, honey bees

Description: Fragrant flowers are similar to purple prairie clover - More common in drier areas - Birds and butterflies come for seed and nectar - Good for fresh and dry bouquets - A legume. Excellent for pollinators.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $4.00 25g $10.00 100g $31.00
(17,000 seeds/25g)  


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PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER Dalea purpurea

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: cellophane bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees, leaf cutter bees, cuckoo bees, honey bees, syrphid flies, soldier beetles

Description: The glowing purple colour and and unusual flower shape makes this a favourite - Provides nectar for butterflies and seed for birds - Excellent for fresh and dry bouquets - A legume. Excellent for pollinators.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g/$4.00 25g/$7.50 100g/$20.00
(13,000 seeds/25g)  


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PURPLE CONEFLOWER Echinacea angustifolia

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 45 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: pale purple/pink
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, sweat bees, leaf cutter bees, honey bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Description: Roots used medicinally in the past to treat many ailments and boost the immune system - Dry, sandy soil is best - Great cut flower and striking seed heads - Hummingbirds like it - Deer Resistant. Excellent for bees and butterflies.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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GAILLARDIA Gaillardia aristata

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 80 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: yellow with red centre
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: Large, showy, yellow flowers provide a colourful display in midsummer - Fast growing - Lives 3-4 years - Good cut flower - Reseeds easily – Deer resistant. Good for bees and other pollinators. Also known as: Blanket Flower, Jam-in-the-Middle

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $19.00 100g $60.00
(15,000 seeds/25g)  Packet size only available in 2017.


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THREE FLOWERED AVENS Geum triflorum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 15 - 40 cm
Bloom Time: May/June
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, sweat bees

Description: Excellent ground cover for dry areas - Unusual flowers always get noticed - Feathery pink seedheads called Grandfather's Whiskers or Prairie Smoke - Deer resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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GUMWEED Grindelia squarrosa

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: A bushy little plant covered with lots of yellow flowers - Lives 2-3 years but reseeds easily in bare soil - Often seen growing along roadsides - Deer Resistant. Good for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $31.00 100g $100.00


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ALUMROOT Heuchera richardsonii

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: beige
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: sweat bees, green sweat bees

Description: A versitile plant for sun or part shade and dry to moist soil - The scalloped evergreen leaves form nice clumps - Nice for borders or for mixing in prairies - Deer Resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only.


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DOTTED BLAZING STAR Liatris punctata

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 20 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: pink
Spacing: 20-30 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, hummingbirds, bees

Description: Many dense spikes of flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers drier areas than the Meadow Blazing Star - Dries well. Deer resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees and butterflies.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only available in 2017.
(3,900 seeds/25g)  


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WILD FLAX Linum lewisii

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 25 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, YT, NWT, NU

Description: Flowers last only a day but new ones open every day for 6 weeks - Everyone loves this plant when they see it - Lives 2 years but reseeds easily.

Sizes & Prices
Not available in 2017.


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WILD BERGAMOT Monarda fistulosa

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: pink
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, S, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: long horned bees, cuckoo bees, green sweat bees, wool carder bees, small resin bees, leaf cutter bees, sweat bees, honey bees, bumble bees, butterflies, moths, bee flies, hummingbirds

Description: Large, showy flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds - Spreads to form attractive clumps - Aromatic leaves can be used for tea and seasoning - Deer and rabbit resistant. Excellent for bees. Also known as: Monarda, Bee Balm.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $14.00 25g $56.00  
(62,000 seeds/25g)  


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UPLAND WHITE ASTER Oligoneuron album

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 20 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC, NB
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: Beautiful, low growing aster - Flowers cover the top of the plant, followed by little tan pompoms of seed. - Combines well with Western Silvery Aster - Deer resistant. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $28.00 100g $92.00
(37,000 seeds/25g)  


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INDIAN BREADROOT Psoralea esculenta

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 15 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: blue
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB ,SK, MB

Description: Produces a tuberous, starchy root that was commonly used by native people and settlers in the past - Fuzzy stem, leaves and blue/purple flowers - For dry areas - Limited quantity available.

Sizes & Prices
Not available in 2017.


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CROCUS Pulsatilla patens

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 15 - 20 cm
Bloom Time: April/May
Colour: mauve
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: sweat bees, honey bees, large mining bees, syrphid flies, bee flies

Description: Manitoba's provincial flower - A harbinger of spring - The stems and flowers are furry but the leaves are not - Leaves come out after the flowers - Distinctive, feathery seedheads in May. A good early food source for bees. Also known as: Pasqueflower

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only available in 2017.


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CONEFLOWER Ratibida columnifera

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON

Description: Produces masses of beautiful golden flowers for six weeks or more - Fast growing - Lives 2-3 years but reseeds easily - Deer resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $6.00 25g $16.00 100g $50.00
(37,000 seeds/25g)    


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PRAIRIE ROSE Rosa arkansana

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 20 - 40 cm
Bloom Time: June/July
Colour: pink
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: Fragrant pink flowers may fade to white - Spreads slowly by the roots - Round red rose hips, which can be used for jelly and tea - Beautiful orange-red fall colour. Good for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 


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BLUE EYED GRASS Sisyrinchium montanum

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 15 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 15 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: Loads of star shaped, bright blue flowers make this plant a showstopper - Not a grass but part of the Iris family - Reseeds easily - Also called Star Grass - Deer Resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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LOW GOLDENROD Solidago missouriensis

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: honey bees, andrena bees, beetles

Description: The earliest blooming goldenrod - Spreads by roots - Lots of nectar for bees and butterflies - For dry, sandy soil - Very drought tolerant. Goldenrods are an important fall food source for bees. Goldenrods DO NOT cause hayfever.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $30.00 100g $96.00


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STIFF GOLDENROD Oligoneuron rigidum var.rigidum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 40 - 75 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, mining bees, leaf cutter bees, yellow faced bees, honey bees, small carpenter bees, long horned bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees, wasps, beetles, syrphid flies, tachinid flies

Description: Butterflies love this beautiful flower for nectar - birds love the seeds too - Thrives in dry to moist soil - Goldenrods DO NOT cause hayfever - Reseeds easily - Deer and rabbit resistant. Goldenrods are an important fall food source for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $5.00 25g $11.00 100g $36.00
(24,000 seeds/25g)    


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SHOWY GOLDENROD Solidago nemoralis

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS
Pollinator Interactions: honey bees, andrena bees, beetles

Description: Very showy, nodding flowers - Goldenrods are important late season nectar sources for butterflies, bees and other insects. Goldenrods DO NOT cause hayfever.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $24.00 100g $78.00
(169,000 seeds/25g)    


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MANY FLOWERED ASTER Symphyotrichum ericoides

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: Masses of tiny flowers cover the branches in late summer - Great with Smooth Aster and Stiff Goldenrod - Reseeds easily - Host for Pearl Crescent butterfly caterpillars. Asters are an important fall food source for bees. Also known as: White Heath Aster

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $6.00 25g $16.00 100g $52.00
(114,000 seeds/25g)    


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SMOOTH ASTER Symphyotrichum laeve

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 60 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: mauve
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, YT
Pollinator Interactions: bees, butterflies

Description: Abundant flowers add colour to fall landscapes - Adapts easily to a variety of sites from dry to moist and sun to part shade - Food for Pearl Crescent butterfly caterpillars - Reseeds easily. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $24.00 100g $77.00
(31,000 seeds/25g)    


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WESTERN SILVERY ASTER Symphyotrichum sericeum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Violet
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: Very pretty, mound forming aster covered with flowers - Soft, grey-green leaves - A rare plant found mainly in Bird's Hill Park. - Drought tolerant. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $15.00 25g $46.00 100g $148.00
(15,000 seeds/25g)    


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CROWFOOT VIOLET Viola pedatifida

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 10-20 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue/Purple
Spacing: 15 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON

Description: This showy little violet is a host for Fritillary butterfly Caterpillars. The leaves are divided like a Crow's foot. Great for rock gardens.

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LONG FRUITED ANEMONE Anemone cylindrica

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Medium
Height: 15-50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Greenish White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC

Description: An interesting plant with long, upright stems that are topped with greenish-white flowers. Deeply cut leaves form a cluster part-way up the stem. Cylindrical seed heads develop once flowering is finished. As the seeds mature the seed heads form clouds of white fluff. The puffy seed heads are the most distinctive and recognizable part of the plant. Also known as: Candle Anemone, Thimbleweed

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $6.00 25g $14.00 100g $43.00
     


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