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Japanese beetle is in Vancouver

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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 »

Plantwise Program Partners

Thank you to our PlantWise Program Ambassadors and Partners

A special thank you to our Ambassadors for your support and to our industry Partners for leading by example to showcase the benefits of responsible gardening. These business leaders have made strong efforts to transform their operations to become invasive-free establishments for the benefit of consumers across BC —Thank you for becoming PlantWise!  


Billie's Flower House
Birch Grove Nursery
David Hunter Garden Centres
Hanna and Hanna Orchards
Hanson's Landscaping and Nursery
Heike Designs
Hunniford Gardens
Lasting Landscapes
Nakusp Heritage Nursery
N.A.T.S. Nursery
Nester's Market & Pharmacy, Whistler
Nico’s Nurseryland 
SplitRock Environmental 
Tipi Mountain Native Plants Ltd.


BC Communities in Bloom

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Coastal Invasive Species Committee


Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society


East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council

Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council


Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver

Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society

Northwest Invasive Plant Council

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

The PlantWise Program was developed under the guidance of an Advisory Committee including representatives from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, growers, retailers, landscapers, Master Gardeners Association of BC, and invasive plant specialists. Thank you!  

Funding for this project has been provided through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.