Offering rare and unusual plants on Vancouver Island

About Us

Welcome to Island Passions Nursery!


Our focus is the plants that will put the WOW  factor into your yard or patio.

Our plants are often described as long blooming, bold and definitely different!

Many of our plants outperform similar cultivars found elsewhere.

Were BIG on flowers and fragrance.


Angels Trumpets blow away pretty much everything in this regard. Waves of MASSIVE flowers from early July to mid October and the fragrance is amazing. 

Best of all the deer NEVER touch them.

 ( poisonous to all so a little care is required )

Or maybe you want a fast bold tropical statement!


These are King Kong Cannas. 

These add a tropical flair to your patio quickly.

Other Cannas just cant keep up.

( Hummingbirds LOVE the flowers. )

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Non-Invasive Bamboo for every yard.


We only offer Fargesia Robusta and Fargesia Rufa.

Awesome quick growing specimen plant or as a hedge for privacy. Now accepting orders for spring 2020.

Rose Lilies Bloom twice as long.


Triple the petals but none of the pollen.

Super Hardy and multiply fast like normal lilies but that is where the similarities end.

Absolutely stunning!

Canadian made palm trees.


Ours are Canadian made from Canadian parent stock. So better hardiness then fresh from California imports others have. 

We also offer hybrid palms with more rigid fans.

We only do one succulent


Lots of debate on its official name. We call it Mexican Snowball. Blooms May to October. and hummingbirds love it! 

Hardy orchids. Easy to grow.


These are super tough. 

Beautiful flowers.

 Grow into a delightful clump.

Passion vines that bloom June to Oct.


Our passion vines will put on a show all season. Most of our cultivars are unavailable anywhere else on the island.

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We offer other plants that will exceed your expectations.

Why settle for average?

Tips for Angels Trumpets and Cannas

Start with REALLY rich well drained soil. 

Use time release granule fertilizer for hanging baskets.

 Bigger the pot bigger the show. 10 gallon minimum but bigger is better.

New introductions coming!

 Check back here for updates.

Have a nursery or farm stand business

We have limited wholesale opportunities available.  Sorry not palms or bamboo.


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Contact Us

We have concluded our market season for 2019 Please check back for updates on our 2020 season.

We no longer conduct sales on site at our greenhouses. You can find us at farm markets and specialty garden events on Vancouver Island.   

Our sales season is late April  thru mid July. This map is for the Cedar Farmers Market we attend.

1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo A, British Columbia V9X 1K6, Canada

We attend various events from Victoria to Qualicum. Our primary sales locations are the Cedar Farmers Market.

and the Duncan Farmers Market.

Please check back for a complete list of markets we attend each spring.

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