This should more accurately be titled “Where to Buy Cut Flower Garden Seeds, Bulbs, Tubers and Corms in Canada” but Google doesn’t like such long titles! I get asked this question a LOT when I post my flower pictures, and I’m more than happy to share where I source my flowers from. This year, I’m very proud to have sourced all of my seeds and corms from Canadian growers. I will be doing a separate post on where to purchase dahlia tubers.
Where To Buy Cut Flower Seeds in Canada
Of course you can start buying seeds from garden centres, hardware stores and Walmart as soon as they put them out (some as early as late January!), but if you’re looking for special varieties of a certain flower, you can find so many good things online and sourced right here in Canada!
I have bought corms from Antonio in the past, but new this year to his shop are seeds and he is selling over 40 different varieties this year. Unfortunately his website seems to crash with all the traffic on “opening day” so make sure you’re on the ball and on his email list for updates. His Instagram is absolutely amazing, so you should definitely follow him there too.
An amateur gardener based in Ontario and a wonderful photographer offering a great variety of seed.
I really admire all the hard work that Heidi puts into running a beautiful website and successful seed company. This will be the second year I have purchased seeds from Edgebrook Farm (formerly known as Stems Flower Farm) and I had excellent germination and beautiful quality flowers from their seed. They sell a little bit of everything from Amaranth to Zinnias and have an amazing selection of over 900 varieties to choose from! Free shipping in Canada on orders >$79, but shipping can be a bit slow, so give yourself lots of time. They often have contests so be sure to follow on their socials. I won a $100 gift card from them and it funded almost all my seed this year!
In the name of being transparent, I haven’t purchased from this Nova Scotian company, this is just me adding to my resource list. Free shipping in Canada over $150.
Kelly has been amazing to purchase from the last 2 seasons, her variety keeps growing and she ships from her farm in Manitoba.
I haven’t purchased from OSC, but they have almost 200 varieties of seed to choose from and also have gardening supplies available. Seeds available in Home Hardware that I’ve seen. Ships within 2 days via Canada Post.
Hundreds upon hundreds of seed varieties, $7.95 shipping under 500 lbs. They also offer a lot of gardening supplies.
Not a very big selection, but they’re probably the cheapest seeds you’ll find online; they also sell garden supplies.
Veseys is a widely-known seed company located on the eastern coast of Canada. I have bought from them as long as I’ve been growing flowers, and our playschool does biannual fundraisers through their company. They get more and more varieties every year, an lot of easy-to-grow varieties and they always have codes for free shipping and/or discounts in their catalogs.
Dawn has been selling flower seeds for a few years now and I have bought sweet peas from her in the past and she has added poppy, snapdragon, and sunflower seeds to her shop.
This is a new find for me this year in my search to grow Canadian-sourced eucalyptus! I was pleasantly surprised to find dozens of varieties of flowers and a few more might have fallen into my shopping cart. They also sell a lot of gardening tools, labels, markers and seed starting supplies, etc.
Selling only a few varieties to the home gardener such as nicotiana, sweet pea and Colibri Icelandic poppies.
Where to Buy Anemone and Ranunculus Corms in Canada
Let me preface this by saying that specialty ranunculus and anemone corms are expensive. However, if you want to add some to your garden to have that beauty readily available, this is the only way to do it! If you don’t want the specialty corms, be sure to check your local Walmart and gardening centres for cheap corms in early spring. I always buy a package or two (I can’t resist) and they’ve never disappointed me.
Antonio offers a wide variety of beautiful ranunculus and anemone corms, and this is the first year that his website hasn’t crashed when his shop opens! That’s how popular they have been!
Melanie offers an amazing selection of specialty corms at pretty reasonable prices. Her social media accounts are invaluable and she shares step by step exactly how to grow these beautiful flowers from start to finish.
This year only offering anemone corms and already sold out, keep her in mind for next season.
If you want to buy wholesale, Unicorn Blooms is the place to buy Italian ranunculus and Mistral anemones, but she just started offering smaller packages of anemones for gardeners, go grab some!
Dawn offers a small selection of corms that will sell out fast! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter so you know when her shop opens for the season.
Did I miss any stores? I’d love to add them, let me know in the comments!