Wildflowers for Medium to Moist soil

These soils range from loam to heavy clay. They are often very fertile. They may have a little standing water for a short time in spring and after heavy rain but can get dry in summers. Some varieties in this section also do well in other soil types as noted in the descriptions.

· ALUMROOT · BLACK EYED SUSAN · BLUE EYED GRASS · BLUE VERVAIN · CANADA ANEMONE · CANADA MILKVETCH · CLOSED GENTIAN · CROWFOOT VIOLET · CULVER'S ROOT · CUTLEAF ANEMONE · DWARF MILKWEED · EARLY BLUE VIOLET · FALSE SUNFLOWER · FIREWEED · FLAT TOP ASTER · FLAT TOP GOLDENROD · GIANT HYSSOP · GOLDEN ALEXANDER · HEARTLEAF ALEXANDER · HELENIUM · IRONWEED · JOE PYE · MANY FLOWERED ASTER · MEADOW BLAZING STAR · NARROWLEAF SUNFLOWER · NEW ENGLAND ASTER · NORTHERN BEDSTRAW · PEARLY EVERLASTING · PHILADELPHIA FLEABANE · PINK ONION · PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER · RED LILY · SILVERWEED · SMOOTH ASTER · SMOOTH CAMAS · STIFF GOLDENROD · SWAMP MILKWEED · TALL CONEFLOWER · TALL MEADOW RUE · TURTLEHEAD · WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER · WILD BERGAMOT · WILD COLUMBINE · WILD MINT · WILD STRAWBERRY ·


GIANT HYSSOP Agastache foeniculum

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 45 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, hummingbirds, skippers, moths, honey bees, long horned bees, bumble bees, small resin bees, leaf cutter bees, bee flies, soldier beetles

Description: Anise scented leaves are delightful for tea or in salads - 3" - 4" flower spikes - Longblooming - Goldfinches and other birds love the seeds - Excellent cut and dried flower - Deer resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees, butterflies and sometimes hummingbirds. Also known as: Anise Hyssop

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5 g $8.00 25g $30.00 100g $100.00
(80,000 seeds/25g)  *Packet size only available in 2018*


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PINK ONION Allium stellatum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 15 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, leaf cutter bees, small resin bees, sweat bees, bumble bees, honey bees, cellophane bees, syrphid flies (flower flies), soldier beetles, tumbling flower beetles

Description: Pretty, ball shaped clusters of pink flowers - Fine onion type leaves can be used for flavouring - Great for prairie meadows - Reseeds easily. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5 g $11.00    
(9,500 seeds/25g)    


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PEARLY EVERLASTING Anaphalis margaritacea

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: July to September
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: Soft silvery leaves are a nice contrast with other plants - Dry flowers for bouquets - Food plant for Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars - Spreads slowly.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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CANADA ANEMONE Anemone canadensis

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI, NL, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: Mining bees, small carpenter bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, yellow faced bees, beetles, syrphid flies

Description: Tall groundcover with large, showy flowers on lush looking plants - Spreads easily by roots to fill an area - Combine with other aggressive or larger plants - Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $33.00 100g $105.00
(7,000 seeds/25g)  


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CUTLEAF ANEMONE Anemone multifida

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 40 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT                                                                      Pollinator Interactions: Bees, honey bees, bumble bees

Description: A very pretty little plant with bright pink, almost red flowers - Seedheads look like little golf balls and later become balls of fluff.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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WILD COLUMBINE Aquilegia canadensis

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 45 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Red & yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC, NB
Pollinator Interactions: sweat bees, bumble bees, honey bees, hummingbirds, owlet moths, skippers, sphinx moths, hawk moths

Description: Hummingbirds love to visit this unusual flower for nectar - Has a yellow inner flower and an elegantly spurred outer flower. - Short lived but reseeds easily.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only in 2018.
(34,000 seeds/25g)    


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SWAMP MILKWEED Asclepias incarnata

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 90 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Rose Pink
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, honey bees, yellow faced bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, small resin bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, ants, green bottle flies, tachinid flies, bee flies, syrphid flies, parasitic flies, soldier flies, thick headed flies, moths, blister beetles, soldier beetles, hummingbirds, skippers

Description: Many, large clusters of fragrant flowers make this a magnificent plant - Host for the beautiful black, yellow and white striped Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Flowers are a good nectar source for all butterflies. Deer resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees and butterflies.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $10.00 25g $36.00 100g $115.00
(4,000 seeds/25g)    


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DWARF MILKWEED Asclepias ovalifolia

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, ants

Description: A well behaved milkweed in the garden - Very fragrant - Host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars - Somewhat slow to establish. Deer and rabbit resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees and butterflies.

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Sizes & Prices
XL 4 Packs $19.25 $132/ tray of 32 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only available in 2018.


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CANADA MILKVETCH Astragalus canadensis

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: June/July
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Description: Dense clusters of fragrant flowers - A legume that spreads slowly by roots - Lots of nectar for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds - Host of Silvery and Western Tailed Blue butterflies – Attractive foliage.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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FIREWEED Chamerion angustifolium ssp.angustifolium

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 90 - 150 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: pink
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NL, YT, NWT, NU
Pollinator Interactions: bees, hummingbirds

Description: Large spikes of bright pink flowers - Spreads easily by roots and seed - This pioneer plant grows quickly at first but disappears in a few years with competition - Floral emblem of the Yukon - Hummingbirds come for nectar. Good for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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TURTLEHEAD Chelone glabra

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: White
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, hummingbirds, long horned bees

Description: A rare, native snapdragon - Squeeze the flower and the turtle opens its mouth - The only host for Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly caterpillars - Deer resistant. Very interesting to watch bees crawl into the turtle’s mouth in search of food.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $27.00 100g $87.00
(82,000 seeds/25g)  


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WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER Dalea candida

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, butterflies, skippers, sphinx moths, hawk moths, flower flies, blow flies, parasitic flies, thick headed flies, crabronid wasps

Description: Fragrant flowers are similar to purple prairie clover - More common in drier areas - Birds and butterflies come for seed and nectar - Good for fresh and dry bouquets - A legume. Excellent for pollinators.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $4.00 25g $10.00 100g $31.00
(17,000 seeds/25g)  


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PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER Dalea purpurea

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, skippers, cellophane bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees, leaf cutter bees, cuckoo bees, honey bees, miner bees, digger bees, mason bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, syrphid flies (flower flies), bee flies, flesh flies, thick-headed flies, blister beetles, leaf beetles, soldier beetles, crabronid wasps, yellow jacket, potter wasps

Description: The glowing purple colour and and unusual flower shape makes this a favourite - Provides butterfly nectar and seed for birds - Excellent for fresh and dry bouquets - A legume. Excellent for pollinators.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g/$4.00 25g/$7.50 100g/$20.00
(13,000 seeds/25g)  


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FLAT TOP ASTER Doellingeria umbellatus

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 90 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON, QC
Pollinator Interactions: bees

Description: The plants are crowned with large, stately clusters of flowers in late summer - Host of bright orange caterpillars of Harris Checkerspot butterfly. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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PHILADELPHIA FLEABANE Erigeron philadelphicus

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 45 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Mauve
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: Covered with loads of enchanting daisies with yellow centers - Fleabanes resemble Asters but have many more florets, usually over 50 - They also bloom earlier than Asters - Reseeds.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $20.00 100g $68.00


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JOE PYE Eupatorium maculatum

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 100 - 150 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, bumble bees, cuckoo bees, leaf cutter bees

Description: Fluffy pink flowers in cluster up to 15 cm across - A Top Ten nectar plant for butterflies - Prefers moist areas - A nice, bushy specimen plant - Deer resistant. Good for many pollinators including butterflies and bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $5.00 25g $14.00 100g $45.00
(49,000 seeds/25g)    


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FLATTOP GOLDENROD Euthamia graminifolia

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, miner bees, digger bees, bumble bees, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, bee flies, blow flies, flesh flies, flower flies, muscid flies, parasitic flies, picture winged flies, scathophagid flies, thick headed flies, blister beetles, checkered beetles, leaf beetles, crabronid wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, dark winged fungus gnats, mosquitoes, owlet moths, skippers

Description: Cluster of flowers in flat heads - A fine textured goldenrod with small narrow leaves and spreading roots - Attracts butterflies for nectar – Deer resistant. Goldenrods are an important fall food source for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $28.00 100g $91.00
(200,000 seeds/25g)    


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WILD STRAWBERRY Fragaria glauca

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 15 - 20 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT, NU
Pollinator Interactions: flies, miner bees, bumble bees, honey bees, cuckoo bees, digger bees, leaf cutter bees, sweat bees, mason bees, yellow faced bees, soldier flies, bee flies, flesh flies, flower flies, thick headed flies, blow flies, parasitic flies, ichneumonid wasps, braconid wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, butterflies, owlet moths, skippers, sphinx moths, hawk moths  

Description: Fast spreading groundcover with running stems that root at the tips - Small but sweet, juicy fruit.

Sizes & Prices
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
XL 4-Packs $19.25 $132/tray of 32 2 or more trays $123


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NORTHERN BEDSTRAW Galium boreale

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NU                                                                                    Pollinator Interactions: miner bees, digger bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, ants, blow flies, flower flies, leaf beetles, checkered beetles, sphinx moths, hawk moths, butterflies

Description: Sweetly scented panicles of flowers brighten up the summer landscape - Spreads by the roots but a little slow to establish - A good medium size groundcover – Deer resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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CLOSED GENTIAN Gentiana andrewsii

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 30 - 80 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees

Description: A gorgeous plant with cluster of brilliant blue flowers that never open up - Only bumblebees can get inside for nectar - Also called Bottle Gentian.

Difficult to propagate. Ask about availability

Sizes & Prices
 
Ask about availability.


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NARROWLEAF SUNFLOWER Helianthus maximilliani

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 90 - 150 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB
Pollinator Interactions: honey bees, bumble bees, long horned bees, sweat bees, miner bees, digger bees, cuckoo bees, beetles, syrphid (flower) flies, bee flies

Description: Large bushy plants with many flowers - Adds lots of colour to the August landscape - Goldfinches love to eat the seeds - Reseeds - Deer resistant. Attracts a wide variety of pollinators. Host for Silvery Checkerspot caterpillars.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $17.00 25g $60.00 100g $198.00
(11,000 seeds/25g)    


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FALSE SUNFLOWER Heliopsis helianthoides scabra

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NL
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, leaf cutter bees, long horned bees, bumble bees, green sweat bees, small carpenter bees, cuckoo bees, honey bees, clear wing moths, soldier beetles, ground beetles, syrphid flies, bee flies

Description: - Masses of brilliant, yellow-orange flowers - Fast and easy to grow - Longblooming - Excellent cut flower - Reseeds quite heavily - Birds love the seeds – Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $5.00 25g $12.00 100g $39.00
(5,600 seeds/25g)    


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HELENIUM Helenium autumnale

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 80 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: honey bees, bumble bees, leaf cutter bees

Description: Masses of showy flowers on fast growing plants - Host of Dainty Sulphur butterfly caterpillars - Great for cut flowers – Deer resistant. Good for bees. Also known as: Sneezeweed.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $16.00 100g $51.00
(90,000 seeds/25g)    


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ALUMROOT Heuchera richardsonii

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Beige
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: sweat bees, green sweat bees, miner bees, bumble bees, digger bees, honey bees, yellow faced bees, hummingbirds

Description: A versatile plant for sun or shade and dry to moist soil - The scalloped evergreen leaves form nice clumps - Nice for borders or for mixing in prairies – Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed Packet size only.


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MEADOW BLAZING STAR Liatris ligulistylis

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 45 - 70 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, hummingbirds, skippers, bumble bees, green sweat bees, leaf cutter bees, honey bees, syrphid (flower) flies, bee flies, muscid flies

Description: Bright flower spikes punctuate the landscape - Great for cut & dried flowers - A butterfly magnet for nectar - Hummingbirds also come for nectar - Goldfinches and other birds come for the seed. A slender plant so space about 6" - 8" apart – Deer resistant. Attracts a wide variety of pollinators.

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Sizes & Prices
XL  4-Packs $19.25 $132/ tray of 32 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.50 25g $24.00 100g $77.00
(8,900 seeds/25g)    


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RED LILY Lilium philadelphicum

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: Late June
Colour: Orange
Spacing: 20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, hummingbirds, skippers, sweat bees

Description: Striking flowers on small plants - Floral emblem of Saskatchewan - Blooming size plants are 3-4 years old.

Sizes & Prices
Not available in 2018.
 


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WILD MINT Mentha arvensis villosa

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Pale Blue
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, NWT, YT
Pollinator Interactions: small bees, flies, wasps

Description: Spreads vigorously by the roots - Can use to make tea or flavour drinks, sauces, jellies, salads and new potatoes. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts a variety of small pollinators.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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WILD BERGAMOT Monarda fistulosa

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to moist
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: pink
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: long horned bees, cuckoo bees, green sweat bees, wool carder bees, small resin bees, leaf cutter bees, sweat bees, honey bees, bumble bees, miner bees, digger bees, mason bees, yellow faced bees, butterflies, skippers, sphinx moths, hawk moths, bee flies, flower flies, thick headed flies, hummingbirds, braconid wasps, soldier beetles, yellow jackets, potter wasps

Description: Large, showy flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds - Spreads to form attractive clumps - Aromatic leaves can be used for tea and seasoning - Deer and rabbit resistant. Excellent for bees. Also known as: Monarda, Bee Balm.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $14.00 25g $56.00  
(62,000 seeds/25g)  


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STIFF GOLDENROD Oligoneuron rigidum var.rigidum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 40 - 75 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, skippers, owlet moths, mining bees, leaf cutter bees, yellow faced bees, honey bees, small carpenter bees, long horned bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees, digger bees, cuckoo bees, mason bees, thick headed flies, ichneumonid wasps, blister beetles, leaf beetles, shining flower beetles, soldier beetles, syrphid (flower) flies, bee flies, tachinid flies, blow flies, flesh flies, minute black scavenger flies, muscid flies, parasitic flies, picture winged flies, scathophagid flies, soldier flies, yellow jackets, potter wasps

Description: Butterflies love this beautiful flower for nectar - birds love the seeds too - Thrives in dry to moist soil - Goldenrods DO NOT cause hayfever - Reseeds easily - Deer and rabbit resistant. Goldenrods are an important fall food source for bees.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $5.00 25g $11.00 100g $36.00
(24,000 seeds/25g)    


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BLACK EYED SUSAN Rudbeckia hirta

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, skippers, bee flies, syrphid (flower) flies, fruit flies, blow flies, flesh flies, muscid flies, parasitic flies, picture winged flies, soldier flies, thick headed flies, blister beetles, checkered beetles, leaf beetles, honey bees, bumble bees, long horned bees, leaf cutter bees, cuckoo bees, small carpenter bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, miner bees, digger bees, mason bees, yellow faced bees, yellow jackets, potter wasps, braconid wasps, crabronid wasps, owlet moths

Description: Bright and showy flowers - Blooms the first summer from plugs - A Top Ten nectar plant for butterflies - Lives 2-3 years but reseeds easily - Great cut flower – Deer and rabbit resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $16.00 100g $53.00
(82,000 seeds/25g)    


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TALL CONEFLOWER Rudbeckia laciniata

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 100 - 200 cm
Bloom Time: Late July
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS

Description: A striking plant because it grows up to 2 metres (6 feet) where moisture is good - Spreads by roots - Host for Silver Checkerspot caterpillars.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $33.00 100g $105.00


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BLUE EYED GRASS Sisyrinchium montanum

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 15 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 15 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT                                                                      Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, flower flies, sweat bees 

Description: Loads of star shaped, bright blue flowers make this plant a showstopper - Not a grass but part of the Iris family - Reseeds easily - Also called Star Grass.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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MANY FLOWERED ASTER Symphyotrichum ericoides

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 20 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: miner bees, digger bees, bumble bees, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, bee flies, flesh flies, flower flies, muscid flies, parasitic flies, leaf beetles, soldier beetles, butterflies, yellow jackets, potter wasps

Description: Masses of tiny flowers cover the branches in late summer - Great with Smooth Aster and Stiff Goldenrod - Reseeds easily - Host for Pearl Crescent butterfly caterpillars. Asters are an important fall food source for bees. Also known as: White Heath Aster.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $6.00 25g $16.00 100g $52.00
(114,000 seeds/25g)    


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SMOOTH ASTER Symphyotrichum laeve var.laeve

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 60 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: Mauve
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB,YT
Pollinator Interactions: miner bees, digger bees, bumble bees, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, butterflies, bee flies, blow flies, flesh flies, flower flies, muscid flies, parasitic flies, thick headed flies, crabronid wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, leaf beetles, owlet moths, skippers

Description: Abundant flowers add colour to fall landscapes - Adapts to a wide variety of sites - Host for Pearl Crescent butterfly caterpillars - Reseeds easily. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $24.00 $77.00
(31,000 seeds/25g)    


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NEW ENGLAND ASTER Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 75 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: August/September
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 30-45 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, moths, mining bees, honey bees, small carpenter bees, leaf cutter bees, bumble bees, long horned bees, cuckoo bees, green sweat bees, bee flies, syrphid flies, soldier beetles

Description: Masses of showy purple flowers with orange centers cover the top of this plant - One of the Top Ten nectar plants for butterflies - Reseeds easily – Deer and rabbit resistant. Asters are an important fall food source for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $33.00 100g $105.00
(40,000 seeds/25g)    


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TALL MEADOW RUE Thalictrum dasycarpum

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 100 - 150 cm
Bloom Time: July
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, YT

Description: Large panicles of showy flowers on bushy plants - Bluish-green leaves - The plant is tall and slender when young and gets much fatter as it gets older - Long lived - Reseeds.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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BLUE VERVAIN Verbena hastata

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 90 - 130 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
Pollinator Interactions: sweat bees, green sweat bees, small carpenter bees, bumble bees, long horned bees, leaf cutter bees, cuckoo bees, honey bees, verbena bees, butterflies, skippers, wasps, syrphid flies, bee flies

Description: Fast growing and long blooming - The many clusters of gorgeous purple spikes seem to glow in the sunshine - Lives a few years and reseeds easily on moist soil – Deer resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $6.00 25g $15.00 100g $49.00
(83,000 seeds/25g)    


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IRONWEED Veronia fasciculata

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 90 - 150 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Purple
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, skippers, syrphid flies, soldier beetles, long horned bees, honey bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees, leaf cutter bees

Description: Fluffy looking flowers in flat heads at the top of the plant - Rare in Manitoba - Nectar plant for butterflies and host for Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars – Deer resistant. Good for many pollinators including bees and butterflies.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $7.00 25g $24.00 100g $76.00
(12,300 seeds/25g)  


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CULVER'S ROOT Veronicastrum virginicum

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 90 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: late July
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NS
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, yellow faced bees, long horned bees, green sweat bees, syrphid flies, tachinid flies, wasps, soldier beetles

Description: This rare and beautiful plant is crowned with slender, white spikes of flowers - Great with Meadow Blazing Star and tall grasses - Use in masses or as an accent – Deer and rabbit resistant. Good for bees.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $26.00 100g $83.00
(670,000 seeds/25g)    


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EARLY BLUE VIOLET Viola adunca

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 5 -10 cm
Bloom Time: May
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 15 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, YT, NWT, NU

Description: A nice little plant that reseeds easily and makes a good groundcover - Violets are hosts for Fritillary butterfly caterpillars.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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CROWFOOT VIOLET Viola pedatifida

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 10-20 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue/Purple
Spacing: 15 cm
Native Range in Canada: AB, SK, MB, ON
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, honey bees, leaf cutter bees, mason bees, sweat bees, flower flies, butterflies, skippers

Description: This showy little violet is a host for Fritillary butterfly caterpillars. The leaves are divided like a crow's foot. Great for rock gardens.

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HEARTLEAF ALEXANDER Zizia aptera

Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC
Pollinator Interactions: yellow faced bees, honey bees, mining bees, digger bees, mason bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, butterflies, soldier beetles, syrphid (flower) flies, tachinid flies, fruit flies, grass flies, marsh flies, parasitic flies, shore flies, soldier flies, paper wasps, braconid wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, ants

Description: Handsome yellow flowers grouped in flat clusters - Food plant for caterpillars of the gorgeous Black Swallowtail butterflies - Deer resistant.

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Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $5.00 25g $11.00 100g $35.00
(10,600 seeds/25g)  


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GOLDEN ALEXANDER Zizia aurea

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 25 cm
Native Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
Pollinator Interactions: mining bees, digger bees, honey bees, yellow faced bees, mason bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, cuckoo bees, leaf cutter bees, butterflies, soldier beetles, leaf beetles, paper wasps, crabronid wasps, ichneumonid wasps, yellow jackets, potter wasps, syrphid (flower) flies, tachinid flies, parasitic flies, bee flies, blow flies, common saw flies, flesh flies, grass flies, muscid flies, picture winged flies, soldier flies, thick headed flies, dark winged fungus gnats, owlet moths

Description: Showy spring wildflower - A food plant for the beautiful Black Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Prefers more moisture than Heartleaf Alexander - Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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SMOOTH CAMAS Zygadenus elegans

Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: June/July
Colour: White
Spacing: 15-20 cm
Native Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: butterflies, parasitic flies, flower flies, picture winged flies, scathophagid flies, soldier flies 

Description: Elegant white flower spikes and grassy leaves - This member of the lily family is a good companion for Red Lilies - easily confused with Death Camas so Do Not eat – Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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SILVERWEED Argentina anserina

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Colour: Yellow
Height: 5 – 15 cm
Bloom Time: June – August

Description: A low, fast growing groundcover that spreads by runners like Strawberries. Very adaptable plant for difficult areas with medium to wet soil. Great for erosion control.

Sizes & Prices
Not available in 2018.
 


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