Planting native is one of the most important things we can do to help save the bees, birds, and wildlife by combating habitat loss. Each one of the 20 species contained in this mix is native to the northeastern United States. Species in this list will be blooming from spring until fall and will not only support pollinators, but also birds and mammals. Milkweed, bee balms, black eyed Susans, and crucial fall bloomers like Helen's flower are some highlights. This blend is intended for full to part sun in a wide variety of soil conditions and moisture levels. This blend is intended for use around the landscaping of your home. It lacks the grasses of other blends and has fewer species overall, to ensure that, when sprinkled into a garden bed, it will not appear cluttered or too busy.
Seeds are contained in an 8 fluid ounce shaker.
To read more about why native plants are important, read This Article.
Species contained in this blend include: Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine), Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed), Baptisia australis (Wild blue indigo), Eutrochium maculatum (Joe pye weed), Helenium autumnale (Helen’s flower), Heliopsis helianthoides (False sunflower), Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis (Sundial lupine), Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot), Monarda punctata (Spotted bee balm), Rudbeckia hirta (Black eyed Susan), Symphyotrichum novae-angilae (New England aster), Veronia gigantea (Tall ironweed)
Some of the volume contained in these shakers is a substance called vermiculite. Typically, it is included in potting soils to improve drainage, but in this case its purpose is to ensure the proper dispersal rate of the seeds and to ensure the seeds do not become too crowded.