Butterfly / Hummingbird Mix

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Butterfly / Hummingbird Mix

The bright colors and tubular wildflowers in this seed mix provide food and nectar sources for Butterflies and Hummingbirds. The Milkweed species are host plants for the migrating Monarch Butterfly and are guaranteed to attract them.  Create your own suburban sanctuary with this mix.  This is a diverse mix that will produce grasses that will blow in the breeze and flowers that produce blooms from Spring to Fall. 

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Wildflowers:

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Eupatorium fistulosum - Hollow Joe Pye

Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster

Dalea candida -White Prairie Clover

Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding of any of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Do you need a nurse crop?

PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadcast = 15

PLS=Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.

Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS

All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.

Broadcast Seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked in to ensure germination.

This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

 

Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Green, White

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annual/Perennial

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees, Birds, Pollinators