High Country Butterfly Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix

Plant a butterfly buffet with our High Country Butterfly Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix. Featuring 15 species selected for their nectar-rich flowers and varied bloom times, and host plants for monarch butterfly larvae. The result? A symphony of brilliant colors from late spring through fall, providing a nourishing feast for butterflies, as well as a feast for your eyes!
Zones6 - 8
Ideal Region
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
ShippingDue to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1. Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June. Learn More…
SKUHC017633

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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What's in this Mix?

If you're serious about attracting butterflies, the High Country Butterfly Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix is for you. Every plant in this exclusive blend was chosen specifically for its ability to attract and feed butterflies. You'll enjoy an extended season of colorful flowers, and butterflies will have food and habitat through the entire growing season. The mix includes three annuals and 12 perennials. Annuals like Five Spot and California Giants Zinnia start blooming early and bloom all summer long. Perennials like Russell Lupine and Purple Coneflower bloom at different times, so there's always something for visiting butterflies to sip! We included two types of Milkweed as host plants for monarch larvae, to nourish successive generations of these winged wonders during their amazing yearly migration. Most of the plants are native wildflowers. Zinnias are native to the flight path of Monarch butterflies! Non-native Shasta Daisies are highly attractive to butterflies. High Country Gardens seed mixes contain 100% seed with no fillers, and all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. This mix is suitable for the southwest, especially southern California.

 

What’s In This Mix:

 

Annuals:

  • Five Spot (Nemophila maculata)
  • California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • California Giant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

 

Perennials:

  • Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
  • Russell Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Wild Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
  • Blue Flax (Linum perenne)
  • Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)
  • Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
  • Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)
  • Illinois Bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis)
  • Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpureum)
  • Nettleleaf Hyssop (Agastache urticifolia)
  • White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


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Associated SKUsHC017633
HC017673 (1 Pound)
HC017672 (1/2 Pound)
HC017671 (1/4 Pound)
HC017674 (5 Pounds)
Common Name
High Country Butterfly Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
6, 7, 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Get more information on Planting Wildflowers
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.
Shipping
Due to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1.

Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June.

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. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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