Native Pollinator Seed Mixture 6824. Open Pollinated. Combination of Annual and Perennial.
1 pkt sows approx. 3-5 m2 (30-50 sq.ft.)
Enjoy the beauty of this high quality native flower mixture while providing a great source of pollen and/or nectar for pollinator species. We’ve included a few low growing native grasses to provide nesting habitat to bumble bees and other beneficial insects. Contains: 2% Anise Hyssop, 5% Black Eyed Susan, 20% Blue Vervain, 2% Boneset, 1% Butterfly Milkweed, 5% Canada Wild Rye, 1% Common Milkweed, 15% Common Yarrow, 15% Evening Primrose, 20% Lance Leaf Coreopsis, 5% Little Bluestem, 1% New England Aster, 2% Nodding Wild Onion, 5% Wild Bergamot, 1% Wild Columbine. For larger areas, sow at 125 g/90 m2 or 9.5 kgs/ha
How to Grow
Sow wildflower seeds into a prepared seedbed from early May through mid-June or in the fall from mid-September through to late October. A late fall sowing additionally allows any dormant seed to be naturally stratified over the winter. A very early spring sowing in late March and early April is also effective at providing natural stratification on any dormant seed. Site Preparation. Remove weeds by hand or apply an organic non-selective herbicide. Loosen soil to 2.5 cm (1″) depth with a stiff rake, cultivator or hoe. Flowers will germinate and establish themselves much better when planted into a bed of well drained loose soil, rather than dense or compacted topsoil. Broadcast the seed and let mother nature do the rest. Smaller seeds can be mixed with dry sand to improve distribution when sowing. Natural forces such as rain, snow and frost-heaving of the soil will work the seed down into the soil bed. Irrigate through the first growing season as needed.