CONGRATULATIONS, you’ve received an amazing beneficial wildflower blend meant to: increase biodiversity, repel deer, and help our little pollinator friends! In addition, this blend is not invasive and some of the flowers will even return year after year! I planted these flowers last year and let me assure you – they’re beautiful!
Season: Right now!
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: Abbott Street!
ABBOTT STREET BLEND
Abbott Street Blend – Attract hummingbirds & bees to your growing area with these beautiful wildflower seeds. The 35 species in this mix are some of the most attractive nectar-bearing flowers available, and have a long blooming period.
By planting these nectar rich wildflowers, we can provide forage for often overlooked insects. I sourced this blend from https://www.westcoastseeds.com/, who believe in the need for pollinator conservation, so they’ve chosen the species in this mix for their attractiveness to a wide range of bees and hummingbirds!
This is a versatile blend that can be used in all kinds of applications. Try some in hanging baskets and window boxes or scatter the seeds down the meridian of your street. The colour will lure the hummingbirds and the nectar will keep them coming back all season. Plus the flowers will return as early as March each year.
I’ve made sure that you have enough seeds to cover 15sq.ft!
Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata) Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) Columbine, Giant (Aquilegia caerulea) Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) China Aster (Callistephus chinensis) Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Dwarf Godetia (Clarkia amoena) Dwarf Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) Dwarf Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana) Four O’Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) Gayfeather (Liatris spicata) Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) Lemon Bergamot (Monarda citriodora) Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora) Lupine 'Pink Fairy' (Lupinus elegans) Perennial Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Phlox (Phlox drummondii) Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus) Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea) Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionli) Scarlet Salvia (Salvia coccinea) Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) Sweet William Pinks (Dianthus barbatus) Tussock Bellflower (Campanula carpatica) Wild Petunia (Petunia violacea)
DIRECTIONS FOR PLANTING
Direct sow early March to the end of May. Wildflower seeds can also be sown in the autumn, but you may lose a certain percentage of seeds to water, birds, and animals. To make the most of the annual species, direct sow as soon as you can!
In small areas, seeds can be scattered by hand. Seeds must come into contact with the soil in order to germinate. Do not bury seeds more than 2-3 times their thickness.
Keep the seeded area as evenly moist as possible to help the seeds germinate and the young seedlings become established. Weeds need to be kept under control. Once they are growing, this bee blend will not require additional water (except in long periods of hot, dry weather). All of our mixes should re-grow for several years, but will benefit from re-seeding. In late summer, many of the components will produce seed heads that can be harvested and replanted the following spring!