Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer you're looking for below, contact us and we will try to help! 



How does shipping work for online orders?

At this time our products can only be shipped within Canada.

We are currently offering $3 lettermail for small orders (less than 100g), a $5 flat rate expedited parcel options for orders of $80 or more and free expedited parcel shipping for orders of $150 or more.

Note lettermail cannot be tracked and we cannot provide any updates as to the delivery status of your order. Order value is calculated before tax and the shipping option will automatically appear based on your order value. All of our retail products are shipped via Canada Post.

Find more information on our policies here.  


I placed an order and cannot see tracking information. How do I track my order? 

If you placed an order via snap mail which is our most affordable option for small orders, then there is no tracking available. If you placed an order and selected a parcel shipment option, you will see a tracking number and link when you review your order. 


What is the best way to store seeds? 

Keep seeds stored in a dry area, at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. If stored well, most seeds will maintain good germination rates over many years.  


When will ____ be back in stock? 

To be the first to know when a product is back in stock, sign up for an email notification by clicking “NOTIFY ME WHEN AVAILABLE” on the product page.   


About Wildflowers and Seed Mixes:

I have questions about cold stratification pre-treatments. How does it work? 

We know this can be an intimidating aspect of starting native plants from seed, so we’ve done a few things to help simplify the process for you. Check out our Seed Starting Resources page to view simple guides to 4 different methods of cold stratifying seeds. We’ve also put together some more resources and information on growing native plants from seed.

All of our wildflower seed packs specify whether or not pre-treatment is required for successful germination of that species. On the front of our packaging you will either see a purple “Requires Pre-treatment" label or a green “Easy to Grow” label, plus some brief instructions for starting on the back of the seed pack. If the product has a green Easy to Grow label, no extra steps are required, just plant it as you would any other seed in your garden during springtime.  


What does this symbol on your packaging mean?


Lawn alternatives? 

Native wildflower mixes are not excellent lawn alternatives, they grow fairly tall and are not trample resistant. However one of our 4 different Wildflower Seed Mixes might be great for your site conditions if you are aiming to shrink the size of your lawn to reduce maintenance/mowing needs and expand wildlife habitat.  

Keep in mind that all native wildflower meadow mixes will be taller and won’t be tolerant of mowing or trampling. If you’re looking to improve the ecological value of your yard, we recommend reducing the size of lawn grass as much as you can while keeping enough space for the activities you currently use your lawn for (sports, dogs, children, etc), and convert the rest of yard space to meadow or garden space over time. This is where our wildflower mixes such as our Easy to Grow Mix are really useful. They are available in quantities to cover areas of 100, 250, 500 & 1000ft2. 


None of my wildflowers are blooming yet, what’s wrong?  

The process of establishing a wildflower meadow is a multi-year process. Most of these long-lived plants generally do not produce flowers in the first year, so a lot of green in the first year is to be expected.  

A common explanation of what to expect with perennial plants is “the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap”. You will likely begin seeing some blooms in the second year as their root systems continue growing stronger, then in their third year you will be rewarded for your patience with many more blooms.  


How can I filter wildflower seeds according to growing conditions or province to help me shop? 

This feature is coming to our online store soon but not yet completed. Thanks for your patience as we find ways to make your online shopping experience easier! For now, information on the moisture/soil conditions, sunlight needs, and native range of each wildflower are included in the product descriptions, along with their hardiness zones, height, and more.  


Can you confirm that the seed mixes only contain species native to my province? 

We’ve crafted our wildflower seed mixes to be native to Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba, however these are big provinces, with many many ecozones. So, for say a customer located at the far north or far south of any of those provinces, there may be a species or two in our mixes that, although native to the province, may not be regionally abundant. But overall, these are all excellent options.  


Where in Canada is the Easy to Grow Wildflower Seed Mix appropriate? 

Our Easy to Grow Mix is ecologically appropriate for Central and parts of Eastern Canada (MB, ON, QC, NB). Outside of our pre-packaged mixes we create custom mixes for projects in other parts of Canada. Contact us for custom bulk mixes. 


Is this wildflower species native to my region?  

We have provided a range map based on provinces/territories the species is native to on our product pages and packaging, but since Canadian provinces are vast and cover many many ecotypes or ecoregions, a species native to one part of the province may not be found growing in your specific region. Range maps based on political boundaries rather than ecoregions have some big limitations, but they provide a starting point.  

There are some excellent resources available to help you determine if a plant species is native to your specific region. Fairly comprehensive distribution or range maps are available from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. INaturalist is another great tool for many different applications including checking if a species is found in your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre has a database of North America’s wildflowers that has some range descriptions and information as well. Some field guides have range maps as well, these are an excellent resource. Range maps for species at risk are available alongside the species recovery strategy documents on government websites. 


I'm trying to establish a wildflower meadow or restore a larger piece of land and I have questions. 

Amazing! We support many larger restoration projects and would be happy to help. Here are some resources to help you get started. If your project is 1ha or larger, refer here. If your project is between 100-1000 square feet, located in Central or Eastern Canada, check out our 4 different Wildflower Seed Mixes to see if one is right for your project. Contact us if you have more questions about sourcing seed for a restoration project or establishing a wildflower meadow, we would love to help! 


I'm a contract grower interested in growing wildflower seed for you, where should I start?

Thanks for your interest! There are some varieties and wildflower species we are seeking contract growers for to help us produce seed and increase the resiliency and diversity of our seed supply. Please start by checking out these Contract Grower Resources. Producing seed crops is very different in most cases than producing fresh produce, cut flowers, or other types of crops found on most farms.

Our network of contract growers continues to grow so we can provide Canadian-Grown seed in both our wildflowers and our Cutleaf Seeds vegetable seed line. If you are seriously interested in partnering with us to grow our seeds, please send us an email including some information about your farm, including a brief description of your soil conditions, how much space you have available, and what you are most interested in growing for seed, so we can suggest seed crops that will do best on your farm. 


Can I visit or tour your wildflower farm?

While we do not have a public store front at the farm, we may have an open house at the farm later in summer or early fall. Keep an eye on our social media for an announcement on that front.