Bee Feed Blend

Wildflowers

$6.00


The Bee Feed Blend is a mix of annual and perennial wildflowers that provide nectar and pollen to wild bees, honey bees and other pollinators. This blend is well suited for maintained landscapes such as garden beds, borders and managed meadows. The Bee Feed Blend contains early, mid and late blooming flowers in order to provide bee forage all season long. These wildflowers are suitable for short-tongued and long-tongued bees and come in a wide range of colors for an attractive display. This mix should be planted at 6-12 lbs. per acres and for smaller areas, use 5-6 oz. per 1,000 sq.ft.

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When to Plant:
For areas that tend to have little to no frost (Florida, Texas, California, etc..), wildflower can be planted all year round except in the dead of summer. For areas that get a hard, killing frost (Indiana, New York, Minnesota, etc..), wildflower should be planted in spring, summer and fall. Most wildflower mixes unless otherwise noted need at least 6 hours of sun to perform well. Full sun all day will give best results.

Preparing the Soil:
Remove all vegetation from the area where wildflower seed will be sowed. Remove any plants, till the soil and rake the area flat. If soil is a hard, no draining clay soil then compost should be added to help aid drainage.

Planting Wildflower:
Sand should be added to wildflower mixes that do not have filler already mixed in. Sand will help spread seeds better without clumps and can be seen better to aid in spreading. with sand for better visibilty 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. After the seeds has been spread out they should be lighly compressing into the soil, making sure not to bury them but compressed enough so rain and wind will not move. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.

Spreading Rate:
In general wildflower should be spread at 4-10 ounces per 1,000 sq.ft. or 4-15 lbs. per acre. Each wildflower mix should have exact details on spreading rate in the description. If not use the above rates.

Growing Wildflower:
It is important to keep the soil moist until the seedlings are about 4-6″ tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. During dry weather the occasional watering will help. Do not let soil dry out while they are seedlings are this will kill the plants.

Caring for Wildflower:
Once a year the wildflower meadow should be mowed over. Wait until late fall when all the flowers have bloomed and dropped their seeds. Then with a weed trimmer, or a mower set on a tallest setting, mow over the entire meadow of wildflower. This will encourage strong growth in the spring without competing with dead old foliage.

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  • 14.51% Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii)
  • 14.51% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • 9.67% Mixed Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
  • 7.25% Lance Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • 7.25% Blue Flax (Linum perenne)
  • 4.84% Single Mix China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)
  • 4.84% Orange California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • 4.84% Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
  • 3.63% Tidy-Tips (Layia platyglossa)
  • 2.42% Gilia Globe ( Gilia capitata)
  • 2.42% Indian Blanket (Gailardia pulchella)
  • 1.21% Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
  • 1.21% Tall White Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • 0.63% Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • 0.48% New England Aster (Aster novea-angliae)
  • 0.48% Fleabane Daisy (Erigeron speciosus)
  • 0.48% Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

98.33% Pure Seed, 80+3% Germination, 1.63% Inert Matter, 0.03% Weed Seed, 0.01% Crop Seed