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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

2011 IPCBC Forum John Zaplatynsky A Retail Response to Invasive Species

John Zaplatynsky owner of Canada GardenWorks Ltd. provides a retail perspective to invasive plants in the Horticulture industry and Garden Retail sales. The power is in the hands of the community. Retailers are continually looking at how to serve their customers better, even if that means replacing top selling plants. Garden Works decided that terminating sales of invasive plants was the right thing to do. Now continued discussion is taking place between proactive retailers requesting growers to limit the sales of invasive plants and find suitable alternatives.