Did you know that invasive plants are often traded, grown and planted in the horticultural industry?
PlantWise is a provincial program that supports the horticulture industry’s transition to become invasive-free. Whether you are adding new, attractive plants to your garden, starting a landscaping project, growing crops, or running a horticulture-based business you can be PlantWise. Learn which plants are invasive, alternatives to grow instead and which retailers are committing to be PlantWise and sell only non-invasive plants.
Grow Me Instead
Grow Me Instead is a key component of the PlantWise program, supporting gardeners and industry in reducing the distribution of invasive plants.
This guide informs gardening enthusiasts about horticulture’s most “unwanted” invasive plants in BC, while providing a variety of native and exotic plant alternatives found to be non-invasive across the province.
By adopting PlantWise principles, you are committing to becoming an invasive-free establishment.
Interested in joining a network of businesses across BC that are leaders in responsible gardening? Simply get in touch with us to get started!
Thank you to these PlantWise businesses for their support:
Invasive-Free Seed Mix
Did you know that wildflower seed mixes may contain invasive plants that harm the environment?
By using an invasive-free seed mix on your property, you can be assured that you are not spreading invasive plants by accident.
SSISC is now offering packets of invasive-free wildflower seed mix. The seed mix packets are available to residents of the Sea to Sky region.
SSISC pages and blog posts
- Info for Gardeners
- Invasive-Free Certification for Landscaping, Horticulture and Earthmoving Companies
- Knot on My Property
- Invasive plant profiles
- Invasive animal profiles
- Invasive fungus, disease and pathogen profiles
- Invasive Plant Management
- Invasive Plant Identification
- Flowering Times Calendar
- Plant Anatomy 101
- Wildflower mixes: Not so innocent
- Indoor plants: Keep your guard up