At Heeman’s we know that there are so many great Ontario native plants for you to discover. Native plants make an excellent choice for planting in your garden for so many reasons; they’re hardy and best suited for our climate, they provide a valuable food source to our native pollinators, birds and animals and are more resilient. Plus, when you select a native plant you’re helping return your space to a more natural state.

We’re proud to offer a number of Ontario native plants and partner with Carolinian Canada as a local nursery offering these Ontario native plants. Look for the table or their tags the next time you visit.

Please note this list is of the native plants we will have at Heeman’s. Many are only available seasonally or have a limited supply. If you do not find one you’re looking for it’s a good idea to confirm if it’s in stock with one of our helpful Daymakers (the ones in orange) or call us at 519-461-1416.

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2022 Heeman’s Native Plant Guide (pdf)

Ontario Native Plants Available at Heeman’s in 2022

Common Name Latin Name Hardiness Zone

Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Red Maple Acer rubrum 3
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 3
Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. 4
Allegheny Serviceberry Amelanchier laevis 4
Serviceberry Tree Form Amelanchier canadensis  4
Paw Paw Asimina triloba 5
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera 2
Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis Britton 3
American Hornbeam/Ironwood Blue-beech Carpinus caroliniana 5
Redbud Cercis canadensis 4
Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia 3
Witchhazel Hamamelis spp. 5
Ozark Witch Hazel Hamamelis vernalis
Spice Bush Lindera benzoin 4
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera 4
Northern Bayberry Myrica pensylvanica 3
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica 3
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia 4
* White Spruce Picea glauca 2
Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus 3
Burr Oak Quercus macrocarpa 3
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis 3
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago 2
Dwarf Chokecherry Aronia melanocarpa
Redosier Dogwood Cornus sericea
Smooth Wild Rose Rosa blanda
Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum
Sweet Virburnum Viburnum lentago
Blackhaw Viburnum Viburnum prunifollum
Virgin’s Bower Clematis virginiana
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Hop Hornbeam / Ironwood Ostrya virginiana
Sourwood Oxydendron arboreum
* Not native to our area but is native to Ontario (more north)

Hardy Grasses

Creek Sedge Carex amphibola 3
Appalachian Sedge Carex appalachica 3
Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica 4
Rosey Sedge Carex rosea 3
Northern Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium 3
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 4
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 3
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii 3
Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis 3
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans
Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa

Hardy Ferns

Northern Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum 4
Hart’s Tongue Fern Asplenium scolopendrium 4
Lady Fern Athyrium f.femina 4
Eastern Wood Fern Dryopteris marginalis 4
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris 3
Royal Fern Osmunda regalis 3
Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea


Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum 4
Narrow Leaf Blue Star Amsonia hubrichtii 5
Snowdrop Windflower Anemone sylvestris 4
Eastern Red Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum 4
Canadian Wild Ginger Asarum canadense 4
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 3
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca 3
Sullivant’s Milkweed Asclepias sullivantii 3
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3
Blue False Indigo Baptisia australis var. minor 4
Cream False Indigo Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea 4
White Turtlehead Chelone glabra 3
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 4
Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3
Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Eutrochium maculatum
Sweet Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium purpureum 4
Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana 3
Spotted Geranium (Cranesbill) Geranium maculatum 3
Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum 3
Oxeye (False) Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides 3
Dwarf Crested Iris Iris cristata 3
Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor 3
Rocky Mountain Blazing Star Liatris ligulistylis 3
Appalachian Blazing Star Liatris microcephala 4
Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pychnostachya 3
Spike Gayfeather Liatris spicata 3
White Blazing Star Liatris spicata alba 3
Michigan Lily Lilium michiganese 3
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 1
Blue Cardinal Flower Lobelia siphillitica Blue 4
Wild Bergamont Monarda fistulosa 3
Eastern Beebalm Monarda bradburiana 4
Spotted Beebalm Monarda punctata 4
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana 3
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum 3
Blunt Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum muticum
American Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata
Redbeckia / Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Appalachian Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. umbrosia
Mexican Hat Plant (aka Upright Prairie Coneflower) Ratibida columnifera 4
Prairie Blue Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium campestre
Prairie Dock Silphium pinnatifidum 3
Smooth Aster Symphyotrichum laeve 3
Sky Blue Aster Symphyotrichum oolentangiense 3
Heartleaf Foamflower Tiarella cordifolia 4
Tall Meadow Rue Thailictrum dasycarpum 3
American Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
Large Flowered Trillium Trillium grandiflorum 4
Yellow Trillium Trillium luteum 4
Red Trillium Trillium recurvatum 4
Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum


Please note this list is of plants we carry at Heeman’s, but we can not guarantee that every plant listed is currently in stock. Some are only available seasonally or in limited supply. If you do not find one you’re looking for it’s a good idea to confirm if it’s in stock with one of our helpful Daymakers (the ones in orange) or call us at 519-461-1416.

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2022 Heeman’s Native Plant Guide (pdf)