Get to Know Tried & True

Tried & True® is a collection of plants selected for their superior performance, ease of growth, and dependability in various gardening applications. Since its inception, Tried & True has been committed to producing exceptional plant material and introducing outstanding varieties to the marketplace. Home gardeners will find Tried & True plants in garden retailers and nurseries across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Our Tried & True line offers a diverse selection of plants from the traditional to the new and unusual. Our plant specialists meet and collaborate with leading international breeders and young plant suppliers in search of innovative and dependable varieties. Through propagation, comprehensive growing trials and testing, the pending varieties are assessed on a wide range of criteria from flowering, growth habit, disease tolerance, adaptability, and performance in various climatic conditions. Only a handful of plants pass our trial process to join the Tried & True line.

Focus on Edibles

In 2009, recognizing that growing food was not just a passing trend, Tried & True launched its complementary Tried & True Edibles®, a premium line of garden-ready vegetable, tomato, and herb plants. It was an instant success! Our Edibles collection is comprised of heirlooms and varieties that are preferred by gourmet chefs, market growers, and home gardeners. They are chosen based on appearance, taste, reliability, and yield. In 2014, we launched our Tried & True Organic Edibles®. We are certified by TransCanada Organic Certification (TCO Cert) and have accreditation compliance with Canada Organic Regime (COR), USCOEA, and USDA Organic. We are committed to being environmentally friendly by using biological control systems, biodegradable fiber pots, and recyclable plant tags. Not relying on synthetic chemicals is one of the best ways we can be kinder to the earth, leaving less impact on our environment for future generations.

Plant Something BC

Tried & True is proud to be part of Plant Something BC, a BC Buy Local Initiative, to promote and encourage gardeners of all skill levels to make the local choice. You can find Tried & True plants at your favourite local garden center. It is a challenge for all British Columbians to: