Where to find native plants in Quebec

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In the Zone plant tags make it easier to find native plants at local garden centres.

What you plant matters. Native plants are the gold standard for attracting pollinators, restoring wildlife habitat, and building healthy natural landscapes that are more resilient to climate change.

It can be difficult to tell which plants are truly local and native. That’s why In the Zone has partnered with growers across Southern Quebec to label their native plants, making it easier for you to select plants that benefit the environment. When you see the In the Zone tag, you can be assured that the plant is native and grown from seed collected ethically from Southern Quebec source populations.

The In the Zone tag indicates that the plants are:

  • Native to the region
  • Sourced from a local, known original wild population
  • Grown from seed collected ethically (harvested in a way that does not harm wild populations)
  • Genetically diverse (not propagated clones)
  • Wild-type plants (not cultivars/nativars)
  • Grown without neonicotinoids and glyphosate; other pesticide use is limited
Native Plants at Loblaw Garden Centres

WWF-Canada is excited to expand its partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) to source native plants for 19 of their Garden Centres across Southern Quebec.

During COVID-19, we know that buying plants for your garden works a bit differently: All Loblaw Garden Centres are open and employing social distancing measures. Different regions will have varying guidelines about limits in grocery stores and how often you should visit. However, if you’re heading to one of Loblaw’s Garden Centres this growing season, consider planning ahead and adding native plants to your weekly shopping trip.

The 19 participating Garden Centres will carry a variety of locally grown and ethically sourced native plants, including shade and sun-loving species as well as grasses and sedges, all of which grow easily in local conditions. They’ve been carefully selected and grown by the following Quebec native plant grower and will make excellent habitat for pollinators and other wildlife in your garden:

Look for the special In the Zone plant tag to ensure you are choosing the best plants to help local wildlife thrive.

ITZ native plant list for Loblaw Garden Centres

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Loblaw Garden Centres

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