It’s late July and the native plants in the High Park Boulevard Beds are putting on a wonderful display! Many showy flowering perennials are blooming and the native grasses, Big Bluestem and Panic Grass, are beginning to flower.
The High Park Stewards have been gardening weekly, weeding out non-native plants, maintaining the native plants and enjoying sightings of pollinators. During July, we planted a collection of native plants provided by City of Toronto grower, Donna Costanzo. Donna does a terrific job of growing plants in High Park’s native plant nursery from seed collected in the park.
The boulevard garden is located on the east side of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. It features many of High Park’s native plant species, with a special emphasis on those found in our Black Oak Savannah. This project shows how native plants can be incorporated into a home garden.
Native Plants Added in July 2023
Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias Tuberosa
Canada Hawkweed Hieracium canadense
Cylindrical Blazing Star Liatris cylindracea
Dry Spike Sedge Carex siccata
Harebell Campanula rotundifolia
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus
Round-headed Bush Clover Lespedeza capitata
See also Wildflowers of Toronto’s High Park