Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix

Pollinators are declining at an alarming rate. It's time to do something about it and here's your chance. We've formulated this mix specifically for attracting Honey Bees to the garden. This blend of 19 different wildflowers is sure to attract the pollinators. This mix includes 11 annuals for quick color and feeding within 6 weeks after planting. With 8 perennials we've ensured that color will continue for years to come.
Zones1 - 8
Ideal Region
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
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SKUHC016975

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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SKU
HC016975
What's in this Mix?
Help 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.
Wildflowers include:
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).
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Associated SKUsHC016975
HC012814 (1 Pound)
HC012813 (1/2 Pound)
HC012812 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Seed 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.
Non-GMO
Yes
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages
Bee Friendly
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.
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