Sow these seeds in a sunny spot to create a pollinator paradise. This mix of annuals, biennials and perennials will provide nectar and pollen throughout the season. Honey bees, native bees, butterflies, moths and humming birds are some of the pollinators that will find food and refuge. Provide a water source and remember – no insecticides or other harmful chemicals.
Direct seed outdoors in late fall or early spring. Mix seed with sand or vermiculite to help distribute evenly. Scatter seed lightly and gently rake it into the soil surface. Water well and keep watered until seedlings emerge. Continue to water during dry spells until seedlings are established.
Anise Hyssop*, Wild Bergamot*, Cosmos*
Black-eyed Susan*, Butterfly Milkweed*, Yarrow*
Blue Vervain*, Grey-headed Coneflower*, Poppy*
Ironweed*, Cornflower*, Phacelia*, Sunflower*
Swamp Milkweed*, Echinops*, Verbena bonariensis*