Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan)
This summer, invite pollinators into your garden or balcony with welcoming wildflowers. Proceeds from seed sales support campaigns such as the Butterflyway Project, which is creating highways of habitat for bees and butterflies in neighbourhoods across Canada.
Douglas aster Deer-resistant native perennial found throughout British Columbia. The light purple flowers bloom profusely throughout the summer. Grows to one metre and is drought-tolerant, so requires little care once established. Is highly attractive to butterflies and bees.
Wooly sunflower Also known as Oregon sunshine, this showy yellow flower is not actually a real sunflower. Blooms from May to August, with silvery leaves and bright yellow flowers. Prefers full sun but can take partial shade. Works well in containers and is deer-resistant. Attracts butterflies like skippers and commas and is host plant for the painted lady butterfly.
Farewell-to-spring Also known as godetia, this easy-to-grow self-seeding annual plant fares well in containers and gardens. Showy pink, cup-shaped flowers close each night and open in morning. Great nectar source for bees and butterflies.
Western yarrow An important native North American wildflower with fern-like leaves and small white flowers that grow in clusters. Provides nectar throughout the summer, attracting butterflies and a variety of wild bees. Highly drought-resistant.