Nursery Plants

I run a small edible plant nursery called Aster Lane Edibles that eats up a lot of my time lately. The last few years, I mostly sold plants locally but this year, I plan on venturing into short distance shipping (lower Ontario and Quebec) and seed collection and sales.

Here is the latest plant list for your interest: 

Updating in progress for 2015

P = Perennial
TP = Tender Perennial
SL = Short lived perennial
HHP = Half Hardy Perennial

Common Name Botanical Name Key (see above) 'Cultivar' - status

Carrot (Apiaceae) Family:
Mitsuba Cryptotaenia japonica P ‘Green,' 'Purple' - seed grown
Skirret Sium sisarum: limited P - seed grown, divisions
Lovage Levisticum officinale P - seed grown
Sweet Cicely Myrrhis odorata P - seed grown, divisions

Onion (Allioideae) Subfamily:
Red Bunching Onion Allium fistulosum P - 2nd year plants
Perennial Leek Allium ampeloprasum  'Oerprei’ - divisions
Welsh onion Allium fistuloseum - seed grown
Chives Allium schoenoprasum - 2nd year plants
Leek (St. Victor's x Oerprei perennial leek) - seed grown
Walking Onion Allium proliferum P 'red' - bulbil grown
Wild ramps Allium tricoccum: limited P - bulb grown
Blue Chives Allium Xnutans P - divisions

Goosefoot (Amaranthaceae) Family:
Hablitzia Hablitzia tamnoides P ‘Kinburn*’ - seed grown
Good King Henry P Chenopodium bonus-henricus 'Kinburn*' - seed grown, 2nd year plants

Sour/Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Family:
Buckler Leaf Sorrel Rumex scutatus P ‘Children of Silver Shield’ - seed grown
Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa P - seed grown
Bloody Dock Rumex sanguineus P - seed grown
Patience Dock Rumex patiencia P - seed grown

Mint (Lamiaceae) Family:
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum P ‘Golden Jubilee,’ ‘Regular’ - seed grown, 2nd year plants
Mint Mentha sp. P ‘Grandpas,’ 'Chocolate- divisions
Crosnes Stachys affinis P - tubers or tuber grown plants
Oregano Origanum vulgare P ‘Homestead,’ 'Gold,' 'Common' - divisions, 2nd year plants
Thyme Thymus sp. P ‘Creeping,’ ‘Lemon’ - divisions
Horehound Marrubium vulgare P - '2nd year plants'
Hyssop Hyssop offincialis P ‘Mixed colours’ - 2nd year plants, seed grown
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis 'Gold Leaf' - seed grown
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - seed grown

Brassica (Brassiceae) Family:
Seakale Crambe maritima P ‘Lilywhite,’ ‘Species’ - seed grown lily-white, thongs, divisions
Giant colewort Crambe cordifolia - thongs, division
Landcress Barbarea vulgaris P ‘Wintercream’ - seed grown
Wild Arugula Diplotaxis tenuifolia P ‘Sylvetta’ - seed grown
Horseradish Armoracia rusticana P 'Variegated,' 'Regular' - divisions
Perennial/Walking Kale Brassica oleracea HHP ‘Daubenton,' 'Daubenton Cross' - divisions, seed grown
Turkish Rocket Bunias orientalis HHP - seed grown

Aster (Asteraceae) Family
Jerusaleum Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus P ‘Yellow, large,’ ‘Small red’ - tubers, spring or fall
Maximiliani sunflower Helianthus maximiliani P  - divisions
Scorzonera Scorzonera hispanica P - small seed grown (tap rooted)
Common dandelion Taraxacum officinale 'mild' - division
Pink Dandelion Taraxacum psuedoroseum - seed grown, 2nd year plants

Rose (Rosaceae) Family:
Silverweed Argentina anserina P - divisions
Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor P - seed grown, 2nd year plants
Alpine strawberry Fragaria vesca v. semipervens 'Golden Alexandria,' 'White berry' - seed grown
Wild strawberry Fragaria vesca 'wild' - division (for installation mostly)

Bellflowers and friends:
Peach leaf bellflower Campanula perscifolia P - seed grown
Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus P- seed grown

Violet P ‘Bicolor’ - divisions
Sweet Williams Dianthus barbatus SL/B - '2nd year plants'
Red Valerian Centranthus ruber P 'white' - 'seed grown'
Clammy Ground Cherry Physalis heterophylla nees P 
Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata P - seed grown
Groundnut Apios americana P - tubers
Red plaintain Plantago major P- seed grown
Blue alkanet Anchusa azuea  - seed grown
Edible Canna - Canna indica edulis TP - seed grown, divisions
Red Fennel Foeniculum vulgare P - seed grown (small plants, tap rooted)

Companion Plants:
Oriental Poppy P - divisions
Perennial sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides P- divisions
Cup plant Silphium perfoliatum 'seed grown'
Blue onion Allium caeruleum 'bulbil variant' P - bulbil grown
Curly onion Allium senescens P - seed grown
Dianthus P - division

Succulents/Green Roof Plants:

* Cultivar's with the status 'Kinburn' refer to plants that don't already come with a cultivar name but have adapted locally to our farm and growing conditions. 'Children of-' will often refer to seed grown plants of a particular cultivar (cultivated variety) that will likely not be exactly like their parents. This designation is used for varieties grown from plants that are normally propagated vegetatively to maintain their unique characteristics. 

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