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. Three species of milkweed, bee balms, black eyed Susans, and crucial fall bloomers like Helen's flower are some highlights. This mix is intended for part to full sun in a wide variety of soil conditions and moisture levels. Seeds are contained in a 16 fluid ounce shaker.
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Species contained in this mix: Helenium autumnale (Helen’s flower), Oenothera biennis (Common evening primrose), Helianthus helianthoides (False sunflower), Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed), Rudbeckia hirta (Black eyed susan), Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Asclepias incarnata (Rose milkweed), Eutrochium maculatum (Joe pye weed), Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster), Vernonia noveboracensis (New York ironweed), Liatris spicata (Dense blazing star), Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem), Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot), Monarda punctata (Spotted bee balm), Pycnanthemum muticum (Clustered mountain mint), Allium cernuum (Nodding onion), Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis (Sundial lupine), Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort), Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
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.