Plants and Pollinators


Pollinators are essential to supporting life as we know it, and we have compiled a list of exciting resources to help us better support them:


For butterfly facts, recommended nectar plants, planting for butterflies and more see our handout "Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden"

Did you know that Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is one of the most butterfly-friendly plants of our region. The five butterflies above all lay eggs on stinging nettle and three of these butterflies only* lay their eggs on Stinging Nettle. From bottom left to top right: Westcoast Lady, Satyr Anglewing*, Red Admiral*, Painted Lady, Milbert's Tortioseshell*

Other Pollinators:

For information about plants that will attract a variety of pollinators including bees and other insects consult our Inviting Pollinators for Your Garden handout
Hover Fly on Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum)

Selecting Plants for Pollinators:

These ecoregional guides help land owners and land managers select plants for pollinators specific to their region. Saanich Native Plants had the honour of helping with the planting suggestions outlined in this guide

Did you know?

Satinflower Nurseries is a certified Pollinator Steward with Pollinator Partnership Canada!