Barrie, Ontario

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Barrie, Ontario

515 Bryne Drive,
Unit B
Barrie, ON L4N 9P7

Phone: (705) 726-7600
Fax: (705) 726-1327
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Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Canadian Native Plant Seeds

Please note that all of information provided on our website about our products is meant to be informative only. For more information regarding prices and shipping (within Canada only) please visit our store in Barrie (515 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON), phone us (705) 726-7600 or send us an email wbubarrie@gmail.com.

A wide variety of native plants in Canada and Ontario attract birds and other wildlife. WBU Barrie is proud to offer 9 varieties of native plant seeds that attract birds and other wildlife into your yard with flowers (nectar), seeds and/or berries. Song birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators as well as mammals all feed on native plants. By incorporating native plants into your garden you will encourage wildlife to visit your yard, increase your local biodiversity and have beautiful plants that are low maintenance. Native plants are very hardy and can withstand many different conditions including varying temperatures and local water conditions. Native plants are also easy to start from seeds. See below for an instructional video on how to start your native plant seeds. Here is some more information on the native plant seeds we sell. 

For detailed instructions on germinating native plant seeds and planting them in your garden, as well as lots of other great information on our seeds please visit our page on: Planting Native Seeds in Your Garden

For instructions on how to plant native seeds please see the \video.  All native plant seeds are sold with planting instructions. 

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta): Black-eyed Susan is an opportunistic plant that thrives in disturbed areas. It has naturalized throughout most of North America. This biennial blooms and completes its life cycle in its second year, but will re-seed. The sunny yellow daisies like flowers of the Black-eyed Susan grow on coarse hairy stems feature dark chocolate-brown center disks. Birds especially finches love to feast on the seeds of this plant.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer   

Bloom Colour: Yellow

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Wet to dry moisture

Attracts: Songbirds are attracted to the seeds. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the flowers.

Black-eyed Susan Seeds

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa): Butterfly Weed is one of the most popular native flowers in gardens today and it’s easy to understand why. Their bright orange flowers add a pop of colour. Butterfly Weed is a type of Milkweed and is well-known for attracting butterflies, hence the name. Butterfly Weed needs a drier, well-drained location to successfully seed and grow.   This is a must have plant for any butterfly garden.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early to late summer

Bloom Colour: Orange

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Dry to medium moisture

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies (Monarch Butterflies especially love this plant), bees and other pollinators

Butterfly Weed

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum): Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a beautiful woodland plant. It is a low maintenance plant which thrives under a wide variety of conditions; but it favours moist shady environments and is deer resistant. This plant gets its name from its resemblance a minister in an old-fashioned pulpit. Plants are either male or female, and can change sex depending on the needs of the environment and local conditions.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early to mid-spring              

Bloom Colour: Green and purple

Light: Partial shade (roughly 20% to 70% shade)

Soil Moisture: Moist to wet soil

Attracts: Birds and mammals with berries

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana): Obedient Plant gets its name from the unique way the flowers can be moved around the stem and stay in the position you leave them in. It produces showy, unusual flower spikes with little tubular flowers in white, pink, or purple. They make excellent as cut flowers.Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are attracted to Obedient Plants for their nectar. Obedient Plants are a rhizomatous plant, its root system will spread fairly quickly underground and therefore seeds should not be planted in an area where they can take over.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late summer         

Bloom Colour: Pink

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Moist to wet soil

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators

Obedient Plant

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum): The silky plumes of the fruiting stage of Prairie Smoke never fail to win admirers. As the nodding blooms fade, the developing seed heads produce a grey wispy and feathered appearance, hence the common name. Prairie Smoke will add a unique feature plant to any garden. Favoured among butterflies and bees Prairie Smoke will add texture and colour to any garden.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring to late summer         

Bloom Colour: Red-Pink

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Dry to medium moisture

Attracts: Butterflies, bees and other pollinators

Prairie Smoke

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea): Purple Coneflower or Echinacea is a bright and brilliant addition to any outdoor space. Purple Coneflowers have a fibrous root system with short woody rhizomes. It is a drought tolerant perennial that is also deer resistant. Echinacea are famous for their medicinal uses. First Nations peoples would use these plants to treat rattlesnake bites, bee stings, headaches, toothaches and sore throats. Today Echinacea is still widely used in pharmaceutical preparations. Birds especially finches love to feast on the seeds of this plant.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Mid-summer to early fall     

Bloom Colour: Purple

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Dry to medium moisture

Attracts: Songbirds are attracted to the seeds. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the flowers.

Purple Coneflower

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa): Wild Bergamot is also known as Bee Balm and Horse-Mint. Wild Bergamot is known for its historical medicinal uses as poultices for skin infections, boils and lacerations and in teas to treat colds and headaches by First Nations peoples. Wild Bergamot gives Earl Grey teas its characteristic aroma. Favoured among butterflies, bees and hummingbirds Wild Bergamots’ purple blossoms are a beautiful addition to any garden.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late summer

Bloom Colour: Purple

Light: Full sun to partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Moist to wet soil

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators

Wild Bergamot

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis): Wild Columbine (or Canadian Columbine) are a wildflower native to Canada and the US and known for their graceful and colourful blossoms. Their red and yellow blooms are a favourite among hummingbirds and butterflies as well as gardeners! Wild Columbines are a popular wild flower and an asset to any hummingbird or butterfly garden.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring and early summer

Bloom Colour: Red

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to dry

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators

Wild Columbine

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens): Historically Wintergreen has been used by First Nations peoples for medicinal purposes as well as flavouring for food. Wintergreen’s famous minty taste is a common flavouring for many products such as gum, mints, candies and mouthwash. Almost all parts of the plant are edible and have a wonderful Wintergreen mint scent. The bright red berried ripen in the autumn and attract a variety of birds and mammals such as grouse and chipmunks. Wintergreen is a low growing plant that favours acidic sandy soils in the shade of large trees.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early to mid-summer          

Bloom Colour: White to light pink

Light: Partial shade (roughly 20% shade)

Soil Moisture: Medium to dry

Attracts: Birds and mammals with berries.

Wintergreen