Native Plants in Claremont is a specialized small grower for anyone seeking native perennials to make their garden more eco-friendly and improve local biodiversity. Fantastic resource for ethically harvested, locally grown, reliable native stock. Lovely location in north Pickering was a little hard to find, so use the GPS (4965 Westney Rd - see www.nativeplants.ca). While their prices are marginally higher than typical garden centres, you can be sure of what you are getting - grown without neonics and other pesticides. Best of all, the lady working was friendly and approachable for newbies... but is a certified Master Gardener and was able to provide great insights. They provide plants to the David Suzuki foundation, Evergreen in Toronto, North American Native Plant Society sale etc.
Bought: prairie smoke for dry spots, coneflowers and rudbeckia to begin my native butterfly garden (sunny/dry), cardinal flower (hummingbird specialist!), and sensitive fern for the deep shade. Most perennials are $4-6 and the ferns are a little more. If you love bees and hummingbirds try their bee balm! I wish they had more local shrubs