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 pleased to continue its partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) to source native plants for select Maxi and Provigo garden centres across southern Quebec this spring.

Ten participating garden centres 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 Ontario native plant growers and will make excellent habitat for pollinators and other wildlife in your garden:

By choosing plants with the special In the Zone tag, you’re assured to get the best plants possible to help local wildlife thrive.

List of plant species available

 

Join us at these two locations in Ottawa and Montreal to meet conservation and gardening experts and learn more about native plants and how to integrate them into your garden.

Provigo Montreal Rachel: 2925, Rachel Est, Montreal            May 15, 2:00-4:00 pm
Westboro Superstore: 190 Richmond Road, Ottawa                May 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Plants are being delivered between early and mid-May; please call participating stores to find out more.