WILDFLOWER MEADOW MIXTURE
1/2 oz, Pure Seed, No fillers
An easy-to-grow, colorful mixture of approximately 18 species of annuals, biennials, and perennials, averaging 3 feet in height. The importance of pollinator insects in nature, agriculture, and the home garden has become increasingly recognized. Recently bee populations have been negatively impacted by habitat destruction, chemicals, and invasive pests. Healthy bee colonies need to feed on a steady supply of flower pollen throughout the year. Chosen with the help of the Xerces Society (a group dedicated to pollinator insect conservation and education) this selection of flowers has been chosen to attract and sustain bees in spring, summer, and fall. Mason bees, bumble bees, honey bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds will all benefit from this flower mixture. In addition, the presence of these pollinators will result in higher yields from fruiting plants. Crops such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, apples, and berries will all produce more fruit per plant with an abundance of bees present. For more information on pollinator gardening and conversation, please join the Xerces Society. www.xerces.org 1/2 oz. Coverage up to 100 sq. ft.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
seed from early Spring through Fall. Mix seed with a cup of sand or
other inert material and broadcast over an area previously prepared.
Lightly rake into soil or cover with light soil to a depth of 1/8 inch.
Keep soil moist while germinating.
SPACING: When scattering seed mixture try to leave ample space between seeds to allow enough room for growing and best coverage of mixture.
GERMINATION: The different species germinate over a range of 1-4 weeks.
Ed's Special Advice
these seeds in a previously prepared weed free area. When possible sow
nearby garden area. Combine planting with other flowering annuals and
herbs for a bee friendly garden. Resow each spring in same area for
best species diversity.