Native plants, shrubs and trees are food and hosts for native lepidoptera. Plants native to your area provide many benefits not only for lepidoptera, but beneficial insects too. Below are some growers and gardening resources for Alberta.

Gardening for Lepidoptera

Wild Blue Flax  Linum lewisii
Edmonton  June 2020

Arnica Wildflowers

Edmonton Perennial Native Plants grown from untreated local seeds for reclamation projects, and pollinator/bird-friendly gardens.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Edmonton Native Plant Society

Committed to promoting native plants their website has lists of native plants, projects and a newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter and check the website for native plant sales and events.

  • Facebook

Alberta Native Plant Council

An excellent educational resource for everything regarding native plants in Alberta. 


 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Wild About Flowers

A grower of Alberta native perennials located southwest of Calgary. Their website has an online store for seeds and plants.

 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Xerces Society

The Xerces Society has created a downloadable PDF of Northern Plains specific native plants. The PDF includes bloom period, plant requirements and which pollinators are most attracted to it. 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube