• Our Business Hrs Customer Service:
    Mon - Fri, 9 am to 5 pm
    Nursery Visits (by Appointment, Seasonal):
    Wed, Thur, and Sat
    Closed: Sun
    at Carstairs, Alberta We are located in Carstairs, Alberta;
    We ship plugs (live plants) within Canada and seeds worldwide.
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About ALCLA Native Plants

ALCLA Native Plants has promoted native plants since 1992

In late 2019 the company was sold to Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed and Ben Hartney.

We plan to carry on the diverse plant selection and quality that Dr. Al and Pat Fedkenheuer have developed.

We aim to remain a trusted source of native plant expertise in Southern Alberta.

WE REGIONALLY SOURCE OUR SEEDS to develop and preserve plant genetic diversity. This keeps our stock source-identified. It also helps to ensure plant survivability for the specific environmental conditions of your project.


Live plant production of perennial native forbs (wildflowers), grasses, and shrubs

Sourcing seed of many species from our catalogue

Educational services

Our Team


Holds a BSc in Botany from the University of Calgary and a MSc in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University, London, UK. She has been working with native plants for over a decade including herbarium collections, field plant identification (Southern Alberta), forestry data collection, and specimen identification (Northern Alberta). In 2016 she founded Latifa’s Herbs, which primarily serves to educate the public on the edible and medicinal uses of wild plant species in both Alberta and British Columbia. She is a former faculty member at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC where she taught Botany and Horticulture in addition to Wild Plant Nutrition.


Is a professional horticulturist. His work experience ranges from caring for tropical plants indoors to numerous years of landscaping (both construction and maintenance). He apprenticed through Olds College and obtained his Red Seal certification (RSE) in Landscape Horticulture.

Over the years Ben has been involved in the design and build of many garden beds. His extensive volunteerism with community gardens, specifically Community Crop (CC), led him to begin a seed saving project which he was involved with for seven years. The work with CC has brought him closer to the horticultural community and a more meaningful relationship with plants.

Past Projects We Have Supplied

Schoolyard naturalization

Home gardens

Green roofs

Prairie restoration

Mining and pipeline reclamation

Rangeland management

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