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Seeds

Saanich Native Plants offers one of the largest native plant seed selections on Southern Vancouver Island.

You can always trust that our wildflower seeds are local indigenous species that are from field grown plants (not wild collected) and grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides (including neonicotinoids), or chemical fertilizers.

Seeds are collected from our own stock and sold in pre-made mixes, packages, and in wholesale quantities.  We also offer custom mixes suited to a variety of conditions and customer needs.  Seed orders can be picked up from the nursery or mailed to your business or home. Allow 3-7 days for your order to be prepared and a few days for mailing time.

For custom mixes or larger orders please order in advance so that you are not disappointed. Because many native species require a fall planting, we sell out of many species through the early fall and replenish our stock through the summer. We sell our seeds on a first come, first serve basis. We are taking orders now!

Consult our Growing Native Plants From Seed handout for information about native plants easily grown from seed and when to sow them.


How to Order

Seed Packets

Some of our seeds are pre-packaged and available at the nursery during our regular business hours. Please contact us by e-mail to check our availability. 

For our full selection of seed packets please send an e-mail with your request. Please include the species you would like and if you would like our minimum standard $5 package or a larger amount of seed (include number of grams using the table below). Seed packaging may take 1-5 days and can be picked-up at our location or mailed (postage and packaging fees applicable). Once your order is placed we will e-mail you back quickly to confirm your order and provide a pick-up or mailing timeline.

Custom Mixes

We specialize in custom mixes to suite your specific project needs. We develop mixes for everything from a few square metres to acreages. We ask that you provide enough information about your project that we can develop an appropriate seed blend for you.

 Please send an e-mail with the following information when ordering seed mixes:
- A photo of the site
- A brief verbal description of the site (e.g. moisture, light, soils)
- Size of area (sq m or sq ft)
- A brief description of your goals (e.g. slope stabilization, pollinator-friendly, deer-resistant)
-If you know some of the species you want in the mix please let us know. Otherwise, we can choose appropriate species for you.

We will respond quickly by e-mail with an estimate for a seed blend. Once you have confirmed your order we will mix your blend for you. For larger orders a deposit may be required as blends can not be unmixed once they are created. 

To read more about our Pollinator, Habitat Enhancement and Deer-resistant seed mixes click here!

                      
Producing native seeds requires planting of single-species beds so that the seed can be harvested efficiently. In addition to producing seeds, these beds contribute to soil development, pollinator enhancement, and wildlife habitat. 


*Please note in the table below the cost column is $/gram, not $/packet* Packages can be made up in bulk amounts and have a minimum of $6/package

Species

$/gram

Seeds/Gram

Yarrow 

Achillea millefolium

$3.00

3125

Lemmon’s Needlegrass

Achnatherum lemmonii

$2.00

209

Large-flowered Agoseris SOLD OUT

Agoseris grandiflora

$8.00

604

Slimleaf Onion

Allium amplectens

$8.00

774

Nodding Onion  SOLD OUT

Allium cernuum

$4.00

236

Pearly Everlasting  SOLD OUT

Anaphalis margaritacea

$12.00

24254

Red Columbine  SOLD OUT

Aquilegia formosa

$5.00

694

Coastal Mugwort

Artemisia suksdorfii

$3.00

5066

Harvest Brodiaea SOLD OUT

Brodiaea coronaria

$9.00

California Brome 

Bromus carinatus

$0.35

180

Columbia Brome  SOLD OUT

Bromus vulgaris

$0.50

269

Great Camas

Camassia leichtlinii

$1.15

139

Common Camas 

Camassia quamash

$2.50

258

Dewey's Sedge

Carex deweyana

$4.75

1674

Inflated Sedge SOLD OUT

Carex exsicatta

$5.00

357

Green-sheathed Sedge

Carex feta

$5.00

1585

Kellogg's Sedge SOLD OUT

Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa

$4.50

2307

Lyngbye’s Sedge

Carex lyngbyei

$3.00

Slough Sedge 

Carex obnupta

$3.00

1249

Hare Sedge

Carex ovalis

$3.50

1321

Thick-headed Sedge

Carex pachystachya

$3.50

1707

Foothill Sedge

Carex tumulicola

$5.00

713

One-sided Sedge

Carex unilateralis

$5.75

2178

Green Sedge

Carex viridula

$5.00

Field Chickweed SOLD OUT

Cerastium arvense 

$12.00

7500

Farewell-to-spring 

Clarkia amoena

$6.00

5000

Miner's Lettuce  SOLD OUT

Claytonia perfoliata

$5.25

1667

Siberian Miner's-lettuce  SOLD OUT

Claytonia sibirica

$6.25

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary

Collinsia parviflora

$6.00

1175

Vari-leaved Collomia

Collomia heterophylla

$6.00

California Oatgrass 

Danthonia californica

$1.00

308

Menzies' Larkspur  SOLD OUT

Delphinium menziesii

$18.50

835

Tufted Hairgrass

Deschampsia cespitosa

$0.55

3655

Sticky Cinquefoil

Drymocallis glandulosa

$7.00

2500

Common Spike-rush SOLD OUT

Eleocharis palustris

$5.00

1665

Blue Wildrye SOLD OUT

Elymus glaucus

$0.50

264

Fireweed  SOLD OUT

Epilobium angustifolium

$12.00

20000

Woolly Sunflower

Eriophyllum lanatum

$5.00

2575

White Fawn Lily 

Erythronium oregonum

$5.00

133

Roemer's Fescue SOLD OUT

Festuca roemeri

$2.00

1101

Chocolate Lily 

Fritillaria affinis

$20.00

330

Large-leaved Avens

Geum macrophyllum

$3.00

1674

Hairy Gumweed SOLD OUT

Grindelia hirsutula

$2.00

435

Entire-leaved Gumweed 

Grindelia stricta

$2.00

280

Mountain Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale var. grandiflorum

$2.00

5000

Cow Parsnip

Heracleum maximum

$0.35

110

Small-flowered Alumroot

Heuchera micrantha

$8.00

Meadow Barley 

Hordeum brachyantherum

$0.50

148

Jointed Rush 

Juncus articulatus

$5.00

57419

Dagger-leaf Rush 

Juncus ensifolius

$5.00

57419

Western Rush 

Juncus occidentalis

$5.00

57419

Junegrass

Koeleria macrantha

$3.00

5066

Barestem Desert-parsley 

Lomatium nudicaule

$3.00

122

Spring Gold 

Lomatium utriculatum

$4.00

610

Bicoloured Lupine SOLD OUT

Lupinus bicolor

$8.00

168

Large-leaved Lupine SOLD OUT

Lupinus polyphyllus

$1.00

48

Pacific Woodrush

Luzula comosa var. laxa

$6.00

2081

Prairie Woodrush 

Luzula subsessilis

$7.00

1389

Clustered Tarweed

Madia glomerata

$3.00

311

Slender Tarweed 

Madia gracilis 

$3.00

Alaska Oniongrass  SOLD OUT

Melica subulata

$0.75

400

Yellow Monkey-flower

Mimulus guttatus

$8.00

20000

Oval-leaved Mitrewort SOLD OUT

Mitella ovalis

$12

Common forget-me-not

Myosotis laxa

$5.00

2959

Skunkweed 

Navarretia squarrosa

$5.00

10000

Small-flowered Nemophila 

Nemophila parvifolia

$6.00

242

Sea Blush 

Plectritis congesta

$6.00

1012

Graceful Cinquefoil

Potentilla gracilis var. gracilis

$8.25

3333

Broad-leaved Shootingstar 

Primula hendersonii

$10.00

391

Few-flowered Shootingstar 

Primula pauciflora var. pauciflora

$8.00

4167

Self-heal SOLD OUT

Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata

$5.00

900

Western Buttercup SOLD OUT

Ranunculus occidentalis

$5.00

305

Straight-beaked Buttercup 

Ranunculus orthorhynchus

$4.00

312

Western Yellow Cress

Rorripa curvisiliqua

$10.00

35000

Pacific Sanicle SOLD OUT

Sanicula crassicaulis

$1.50

152

Soft-stemmed Bulrush

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

$5.00

882

Small-flowered Bulrush SOLD OUT

Scirpus microcarpus

$5.00

8333

Henderson’s Checkermallow

Sidalcea hendersonii

$4.00

236

Blue-eyed Grass 

Sisyrinchium idahoense

$7.00

714

Canada Goldenrod

Solidago lepida

$5.00

10141

Douglas' Aster

Symphyotrichum subspicatum

$4.00

3964

Fringecup

Tellima grandiflora

$4.00

16650

Foamflower SOLD OUT

Tiarella trifoliata

$12.00

2910

Tomcat Clover SOLD OUT

Trifolium wildenowii

$20.00

775

Fool’s Onion 

Triteleia hyacinthina

$6.00

581

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica

$7.00

Purslane Speedwell

Veronica peregrina

$10.00

26200

Early Blue Violet SOLD OUT

Viola adunca

$10.00

659


List updated October 18th 2019
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