Our “Bee’s Knees” Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix is packed with 18 different species that are suited for pollinators of all types! Bees, birds, and butterflies flock to the colorful gardens in which this mix is sowed. Buy a little for a small garden for our winged friends, or buy in bulk to save!
Name:The Bees Knees – Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix
Number of Species:18
Siberian Wallflower, Cosmos Sensation Mix, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, California Poppy Orange, Lemon Queen Sunflower, Purple Coneflower, Baby Blue Eyes, Evening Primrose, Perennial Lupine, Red Corn Poppy, Purple Phacelia, New England Aster, Blanket Flower, Gayfeather/Blazing Star, Sweet Alyssum, Bee Balm, Yellow Prairie Coneflower, Crimson Clover
Life Cycle:50% Annual, 50% Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Features:Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Plant Height:25+ inches
Planting Depth:1/2 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Pound:Approx. 375, 000+
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant The Bees Knees Mix
When to Plant Wildflowers
For Spring planting, it is best carried out within a month or so after the final frost of the winter season. It is important to not plant too early; if seeds are installed prior to a late-season frost, they will be lost for the season and will need to be are-seeded.
For Fall planting, make sure you plant the seeds after the first killing frost to eliminate any chance of germination. Planting in the Fall gives you a jump start on Spring blooms
Where to Plant Wildflowers
Though many wildflowers do tolerate some filtered shade, and a few actually thrive in it. The vast majority are definitely sun-lovers. Wildflowers will generally sprout in all but the most difficult conditions. This means that pampering your site with fertilizer or rich sod is not usually necessary.
How to Plant Wildflowers
Clear the area and work the soil as best you can before planting your seeds. Don’t panic when some weeds sprout along with the flowers, this will happen when the soil is worked.
We recommend mixing your seeds with sand – 5 parts sand to 1 part seeds. This allows for a more even distribution and also provides a convenient way to mark which portions of the site have been seeded and which have not. For a smaller area, you can hand-broadcast the seeds. For larger areas, we recommend a seed spreader to create a better cast of the seeds.
After the seeds have been sown, lightly compress the seeds into the soil about 1/2″ to protect from birds and wind.
How to Care for Wildflowers
Although Wildflowers are pretty easy to take care of, there are some steps to keep it looking beautiful. Regularly weed to ensure your wildflowers are getting the nutrients they need. Water your plants during dry spells. Deadhead blooms that are spend to encourage new growth.
Download Printable Planting Guide
Annual / Perennial
Cosmos Sensation Mix
Lance Leaf Coreopsis
California Poppy Orange
Lemon Queen Sunflower
Baby Blue Eyes
Red Corn Poppy
New England Aster
Aster novae angliae
Yellow Prairie Coneflower