Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mixes

Seed mixes for bees, butterflies and other pollinators

Including wildflowers in your garden is a great way to help the bees and pollinators dependent upon them.

In addition, we have lost much of our natural wildflower habitats due to land management practices, building and farming development, so you can help by increasing the local wildflower diversity in your area.

There are different ways to include wildflowers in your garden:

- you could create a wildflower patch, strip or area

- some wildflowers can be incorporated as plug plants into a flower border or lawn

- you can even add wildflowers to pots.

Lots of wildflower mixes are now available.  Ensure you select flowers that are native to your country, and if possible, native to the area.

Here is a selection:

Wildflower Bee Feed Mix D1397 (Multi Colored) 200 Seeds by David's Garden Seeds

A blend of nectar and pollen flowers for honey bees, native bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators.

Typically contains: Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Wallflower, California Poppy, Purple Coneflower, China Aster, Corn Poppy, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Blue Flax, Baby Blue Eyes, Globe Gilia, Indian Blanket, Forget-Me-Not, Lavender Hyssop, Fleabane Daisy, Aster,  Bergamot AND MORE.

BUY Wildflower Bee Feed Mix D1397 (Multi Colored) 200 Seeds be David's Garden Seeds

Pollinator Conservation Mix (Mix NS-W1), 500 Certified Pure Live Seed, True Native Seed

Typically contains: Smooth Beardtongue, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Bergamot, Common Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Mountain Mint, Ohio Spiderwort, Wild Senna, Spiked Blazing Star, Browneyed Susan, Lance Leaved Goldenrod, Blue Vervain, Purple Coneflower, Swamp Milkweed, Sneezeweed, Canada Tick Trefoil, Joe-Pye Weed, New England Aster, Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, Big Bluestem, Virginia Wild Rye, River Oats, and Switchgrass.

BUY Pollinator Conservation Mix (Mix NS-W1), 500 Certified Pure Live Seed, True Native Seed

Honeybee Specialty Mix (Mix HB1), 500 Certified Pure Live Seed, True Native Seed

Typically contains: Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Ladino Clover, Smooth Beardtongue, Purple Prairie Clover, Blackeyed Susan, Buckwheat, Butterfly Milkweed, Lupine, Partridge Pea, White Prairie Clover, Purple Coneflower, False Sunflower, Spiked Blazing Star, Greyheaded Coneflower, Rigid Goldenrod, Iron Weed, Maximilian Sunflower, White Wingstem, New England Aster, Little Bluestem, Indian Grass, and Virginia Wild Rye.

Honeybee BUY Specialty Mix (Mix HB1), 500 Certified Pure Live Seed, True Native Seed

Reader Tip
Donna in Kansas City:

"I wanted to mention two plants that I grow in my yard, Aromatic Aster and Cup plant;both native wild flowers. Several species of bees adore Aromatic Aster and honey bees love my Cup Plant. Also several butterflies (including Monarch) and moths. Plus hummingbirds love my Cup plant. Bumblebees love Coral Bells."

Above: Cup Plant - available from Amazon.com

You may also be interested in:

Books: Attracting Native Pollinators

Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and some beetles pollinate more than 70 percent of flowering plants, but North America's native pollinators face multiple threats to their health and habitat.

The Xerces Society offers a complete action plan of protecting these industrious animals by providing flowering habitat and nesting sites.

BUY Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies

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