Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix
DetailsHelp address the honey bee crisis with this mixture of 19 wildflowers. The 11 annuals for first-year color, plus 8 perennials for second and successive years’ bloom will help support stressed hives.
Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance Leaf Coreopsis), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos), Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower), Helianthus annuus (Wild Annual Sunflower), Helianthus annuus (Dwarf Sunspot), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Nemophila menziesii (Baby Eyes), Phacelia tanacetifolia (Lacy Phacelia), Ratibida columnaris (Prairie Coneflower), Ratibida columnaris (Mexican Hat), Rudbeckia hirta (Black Eyed Susan), Tagetes erecta (African Marigold), Trifolium fragiferum (Strawberry Clover), Trifolium incarnatum (Crimson Clover), Trifolium repens (Dutch Clover), and Zinnia elegans (Zinnia).
S1007 (1/4 Pound)
S1008 (1/2 Pound)
S1009 (1 Pound)
|Common Name||Honey Bee 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||Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|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.
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- Accurate Instructions
- Easy To Grow
- Didn't Realize The Size W
- Leggy Plants
- Best Used In Wild Areas
I planted these Honey Bee seeds as per directions. They took quite a while to sprout but when they came up they were very sturdy and healthy looking. My disappointment was because I myself hadn't noticed that there were Maximillian's Sunflowers and large cosmos included in the mix. They were so big they didn't fit the area I planted them in. But there were poppies, Blackeyed Susans, and Foxgloves that grew very well and are greening up nicely this spring. All in all they performed very well.
- Primary use:
- A Good Blend For Bees
- Size Covers Large Area
Used in arid front range of Colorado
- Was this a gift?:
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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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