Pollinator Garden Seed Mix per oz:
(Pollinator Garden Seed Mix per lb)
It’s true that all of our region’s native plant species support pollinators and provide food for them. This mix is the “Top Hits,” or plants that fairly vibrate all day long with hundreds of pollinating insects. Our friend April refers to her Anise Hyssop as if she is operating a “Bumblebee Homeless Shelter.” They do usually fall asleep on the flowers, which is something wonderful to see just after sunrise. If you’ve ever wanted to have a Bumblebee Petting Farm? This seed mix is your best chance.
Pollinator gardens are exactly what we need for pollinator conservation, and a happy future for all of our amazing pollinator species. The beautiful thing is that adding such natural gardens to our landscaping is really easy. Pollinator gardens can be chameleonized into many other motifs. A fairy garden can secretly double as a pollinator garden. Even a butterfly garden has nice crossover value. If a person happens to be obsessed with fireflies or dragonflies, we can build them a “Firefly Garden” or a “Dragonfly Garden.” Those specialized plans will also support the more commonly considered pollinator species: our region’s bumblebees, Orchard Mason Bees, Solitary Nesting Bees, docile Pollinating Wasps and many other insects. Interestingly, most of our ecosystem’s native bee species are very docile. People are mistaken to fear being stung by the bees that will be drawn to a native plant composed Pollinator’s Garden. European Honeybees and Yellowjackets are the culprits nearly 100% of the time when humans or pets are stung in the gardens.
Seed Mix varies by availability, likely to include:
Mountain Mint x3 (Pycnanthemum muticum, P. incanum, P. virginianum)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Giant Yellow Hyssop (Agastache nepetoides)
Boneset x2 (Eupatorium perfoliatum, E. altissimum)
Ox-Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)
Flat Top Aster (Doellingeria umbellatus)
White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum)