Our “Feed the Bee” Wildflower Seed Mix is what you want for your urban garden, parking strip, or vacant lot.
Recommended by the Xerces Society for Pollinator Conservation, this mix is specially designed to provide foraging resources for honey bees and native pollinators. It includes sixteen wildflower species that generate nectar and pollen thoughout the growing season.
Packed in generous one-ounce quantities, one envelope contains enough seed to cover 300 square feet. We can also pack custom sizes for larger lots or projects.
The “Feed the Bee” mix includes 100% non-GMO seed and no filler. The 16 types of seed are (in descending order of quantity): Plains Coreopsis, Mexican Hat, Purple Coneflower, Blanketflower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Lacy Phacelia, California Poppy, Crimson Clover, Wild Bergamot, Poached Eggplant, Cosmos, Partridge Pea, Perennial Lupine, Annual Lupine, Butterfly Milkweed, and Dwarf Sunflower.
* Site Prep: Sheet mulch or otherwise clear your bed of vegetation, making sure to have at least 2″ of soil for the seeds. Don’t use chemicals.
* Timeline: Plant seed at least two weeks after the last frost and until mid-June; or in early Fall.
* Sowing: Mix seed with sand or other inert material. Scatter it evenly over planting area. Cover lightly with straw or other mulch to a depth of no more than 1/8″
* Care: Water regularly as necessary to keep moist but not wet, until seedlings are established. Weed with certainty that you are not pulling up your new seedlings.
* Germination: 1 to 4 weeks.