Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is a spring blooming plant most often found in dry rock crevices or dry, rocky soils.  In our area it is found on alvars or limestone pavements.  The pinkish-red flowers are attractive but the grey-pink seed heads are
January 2, 2017


Perennials L-N

  • Some species are available only in certain seasons or in small quantities.
  • "100-Mile" means the plant grows within a 100 mile radius of the nursery.
  • We do not ship live plants.  Contact us to reserve plants or obtain a quote.

 Liatris cylindracea (Ontario Blazing Star)     100 Mile 

Description: H40cm; pink/purple open clusters on spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Average soils
Where to Use: Perennial border; Meadows; Attracts butterflies and birds

Liatris spicata  (Blazing Star) EAST N.A.

Description: H90, W60cm; Purple spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Moist Prairie, Clearings
   Lilium canadense (Canada Lily) 100 Mile  (not available spring 2018)
 Description: H90-150cm, W60cm; orange/yellow semi- reflexed flowers; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Wet meadows, Swamp edges
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Woodland edges, Pond garden, Perennial border (moist); Combinations: Monarda (Bee Balm), Chelone (Turtlehead), Eupatorium (Joe-pye Weed)
   Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily)     100 Mile
Description: H120cm; orange/red; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part sun; Rich, well drained but moist soils; Moist meadows, Floodplains, Clearings
Where to Use:  Perennial border, Moist meadow gardens

 Lilium philadelphicum (Wood Lily)     100 Mile (not available 2018)

We are growing some seedlings of this Eastern Ontario woodland lily.  Plants are slow from seed but contact us if you are interested

Linnaea borealis (Twinflower) 100 Mile - SOLD OUT

Description: H5cm, trailing; small pink bells; early summer
Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Cool woods, Moist wood edges; Usually acidic soil
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden; Ground cover
  Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) 100 Mile 
Description: H60-120cm, W30cm; bright red; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Light shade; Moist meadows, Stream and River banks
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Bog garden, Pond garden edge, Perennial border; Attracts Hummingbirds
   Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) 100 Mile
Description: H60-90cm, W30cm; blue or white; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Light shade; Moist meadows, Stream banks
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Bog garden, Pond garden edge, Perennial border
   Lonicera dioica, L. hirsuta  (Wild Honeysuckle Vine)     100 Mile
Description: Trailing shrub/vine to 3m; yellow/orange; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part sun; Thickets, Forest edge, Clearings; Range of soils
Where to Use:  Informal shrub plantings; Fence/arbor; Naturalized areas
 Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine)      100 Mile  (seedling plugs only)
Description: H60cm, W30cm; blue; spring
Natural Habitat: Sun; Dry, sandy soils
Where to Use: Dry meadows, Prairie, Perennial border
*Sold as seedling plugs in June/July
   Maianthemum canadensis (Canada Mayflower)   100 Mile 
Description: H10cm, W10cm spreading mats; white, spring
Natural Habitat:  Part shade/Shade; range of woodland soils, Young to mature woods with acidic, cool soil
Where to Use:   Woodland ground cover, Shade garden
 Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)   100 Mile
Description: H30-40cm, W30cm; pink changing to blue; spring; goes dormant in summer
Natural Habitat: Part shade/Shade (spring sun); Well-drained woodland soils
Where to Use: Shade garden, Woodlands, Perennial border (in shade
Combinations: Claytonia (Spring Beauty), TrilliumViola (Violets), Tiarella (Foam Flower), Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpit), Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)   100 Mile

Description: H90cm, W30cm; violet; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun; Moist edges of streams and wetlands, Moist meadows
Where to Use:   Pool edges, Moist meadows

Mitella diphylla (Two-leaf Mitrewort)     100 Mile

Description: H30cm; white/cream; late spring
Natural Habitat:  Part Shade/Shade; Moist forest soils
Where to Use:   Woodland or shade garden; Ground cover for moist protected areas
   Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) 100 Mile
Description: H100cm, W40cm; pink; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun;  Woodland edges and clearings in a range of soils
Where to Use:   Perennial Border, Meadows, Naturalized areas; Drought tolerant when established; Attracts wildlife
   Monarda punctata (Dotted Mint, Horsemint) 100 Mile
Description: H90cm, W60cm; yellow with pink/white bracts; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Dry, sandy, well-drained soils; Fields
Where to Use: Meadows, Perennial border; Aromatic foliage; Attractive to pollinators