The Pollinator mix is designed to be a season long workhorse for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Farmers and gardeners have long known the importance of sustaining adequate pollinators to set plant fruit. Research is showing a declining trend in certain populations of important pollinators.
This mix contains a combination of annual and perennial plants, such as Cosmos and Spotted Beebalm, to give good vegetable cover and bloom throughout the growing season. They are easy to grow, establish quickly and provide pollinator services the first growing season.
Generally, recommend fall, later winter or early spring as optimum seeding times. There is a unique aspect of this mix in that it can be seeded in June or July and plants will establish very well and the annuals will give quick color and pollinator services into the fall. These perennials will grow rosettes into the fall and spring up the following spring.
|Species||Type||% By Wt.|
|Lance-leaved Coreopsis||Coreopsis lanceolata||P||15%|
|Plains Coreopsis||Coreopsis tinctoria||A||15%|
|Sulphur Cosmos||Cosmos sulphureus||A||15%|
|Narrow-leaved sunflower||Helianthus angustifolius||P||10%|
|Partridge Pea||Chamaecrista fasciculata||A||10%|
|Spotted Beebalm||Monarda punctata||P||10%|
|Black-eyed Susan||Coreopsis basalis||A/P||5%|
|Goldenmane Tickseed||Coreopsis basalis||A||5%|