Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix
This wildflower seed mixture attracts beneficial bugs such as lady bugs, hover flies, lacewings, and parasitic wasps. These beneficial bugs help your garden by helping to destroy harmful pests such as mites, thrips and aphids.
This seed mixture contains 19 wildflowers, including 9 perennials for second and successive years' bloom plus 10 annual wildflowers for quick first-year color.
Perennials: Alyssum saxatile (Basket of Gold), Arabis alpina (Rockcress), Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-Leaf Coreopsis), Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover), Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Liatris spicata (Gayfeather), Monarda fistulosa (Bergamot), Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)
Annuals: Ammi majus (Bishop's Flower), Anethum graveolens (Dill), Coriandrum sativum (Cilantro), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket), Gilia capitata (Globe Gilia), Iberis umbellata (Candytuft), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Nemophila menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes)
HAS4QQP (1/4 Pound)
HAS4QHP (1/2 Pound)
HAS4Q01 (1 Pound)
|Common Name||Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Seed Life Cycle||Mixture of Annuals & Perennials|
|Coverage||1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil|
|Advantages||Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Storable||Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions
- Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
- Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
- Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
- We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
- Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:
I put this around the outside of my garden to attract bees and other beneficial bugs. There isn't a lot blooming this year, but I think it is going to be stunning next year.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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