Invite pollinators into your backyard, patio or windowsill garden with welcoming wildflowers. Proceeds from seed sales support the Butterflyway Project, creating highways of habitat for bees, butterflies and other beneficial species in neighbourhoods throughout Canada.
Species on this page are native to B.C. We always recommend contacting your local naturalist groups or agencies to confirm what species of wildflowers, shrubs and trees are native to your region.
South Island Native Plants in Victoria, B.C. supplied our B.C. Butterflyway seeds.
Farewell-to-spring is so named because it usually blooms as summer starts. Also known as “godetia,” this easy-to-grow, self-seeding annual fares well in containers and gardens. Showy pink, cup-shaped flowers close each night and open each morning. Great nectar source for bees and butterflies.
Mountain sneezeweed, also known as “common sneezeweed,” gets its name because people once inhaled snuff made from its dried leaves to make them sneeze. Late-blooming (from early summer to fall) and deer-resistant, its yellow, daisy-like blossoms attract birds, bees and butterflies.
Western yarrow is an important native North American wildflower with fern-like leaves and small white flowers that grow in clusters. Drought- and deer-resistant, it provides nectar throughout the summer, attracting butterflies and a variety of wild bees.
Woolly sunflower is also known as “Oregon sunshine.” This showy yellow flower is not actually a sunflower. Blooms from May to August, with silvery leaves and bright yellow flowers. Works well in containers and is deer-resistant. Attracts butterflies like skippers and commas and is a host plant for the painted lady butterfly.