Butterfly Native Garden Seed 5 Packs Pollinator Collection 2: Perennial Part Shade Flowers to Attract Wildlife Home.
A great way to attract pollinators to a garden is to plant full sun and part shade-loving perennials that can still help attract the threatened Monarch butterflies and thousands of other species of polliantors with this native garden flower seed mix.
Looking to encourage more pollinators and wildlife to your garden? Then plant more flowers, particularly natives!
Did you know that planting colorful native plants, trees, flowers and fruits is one of the best things you can do to support your local wildlife and migratory bird community?
Provides natural food source – Habitat & Protection – Pollinators fowers, fruit and vegetables for increased productivity – Adds seasonal interest and activity in your yard helping keep an ecological balance – Plus planting natives saves time and money.
A great way to attract butterflies is to add native regionally local American plants to your garden. below I have selected my tip 5 native perennials for North America, proven to attract butterflies, feed pollinators and birds.
If you have the money to spend and want to copy the list below, try asking your local native plant center for these as young plants or try these easy to grow natives from seed. Ideally try both options to get successional blooms and strong plants for many years to come.
Native perennials raised from seed often flower in the second year once they have matured and will continue to flower for many years after. If you want guaranteed flowers this year, then try my Native Annual seed mix for flowers in just a few weeks from sowing.
I have selected 5 types of perennial American native flower seeds to grow your collection, that are easy to grow, support each other and attract a variety of wildlife and pollinators to your garden.
If you are looking for state or regional wild flower seeds then check out my state native listings in my Facebook shop or on our website.
I have tried and tested the following plant collections and have been thrilled with the results for several seasons in my own urban oasis.
Sowing this seed mix at home and in your garden, school, or local park can help start a garden from a piece of waste ground, better results will be achieved if the area is cleared of all perennial weeds and the soil lightly tilled before sowing seed mix best-sown Fall thru Spring. Alternatively lay some recycled cardboard boxes across you lawn, weight these down with pegs and composted mulch and allow the cardboard to supress weedgrowth until ready to sow.
Many native or naturalized plants are tough and hardy that will survive all but the poorest conditions, so invite them home to an unused corner of your garden. Mix selected after years of observing pollinators feeding in my own urban backyard, estates and gardens I manage.
The best way to invite wildlife and butterflies to your garden is to fill it with lots and lots of colorful annual and perennial flowers.
Monarch butterflies are particularly attracted to milkweed and these plants play an important role in their lifecycle.
Keeping their preferences in mind I have tried and tested the following seed mix, including milkweed and have been thrilled with the results for several seasons in my own urban oasis.
Many native or naturalized plants are tough and hardy that will survive all but the poorest conditions, so invite them home to an unused corner of your garden.
I have selected these nectars filled Summertime blooms proven to attract Monarchs and many species butterflies.
Butterfly Native Garden Seed 5 Packs Perennial Pollinator Collection – x5 packets of perennial seeds – Rain Garden or Moisture Retentive Soil – Sun to Shade
Asclepias – Swamp milkweed
Hibiscus – Rose Mallow
Liatris – Blazing Star
Solidago – Golden Rod
Ageratum – Blue Mist
Add Butterfly Native Garden Seed 5 Packs Pollinator Collection 1: Full Sun Drought Tolerant for even more Polliantor pulling power.
Average of 25-50+ seeds per pack.
Cold Stratification or Direct Sowing: Recommended. (See Winter Jug Method )
Direct sow seeds in fall and allow seeds to naturally cold stratify. When starting seeds indoors, sow finely and barely cover seeds with soil. I recommend sowing these seeds, direct in Fall on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and protect from winter weather with a fabric fleece if some seeds germinate early. Also known as cold stratification and can be completed anytime of the year by placing seed packs in a cool drawer of a refrigerator for 4-12 weeks to break seed dormancy.
1) Sow direct in a prepared weed-free seedbed
2) Cold frame sheltered location in small pots outdoors
3) Under lights indoor grow room
4) Bright windowsill with drip tray and propagator cover
I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
Full instructions, border design and planting ideas available online by searching igrowhort native-seed-collections.
Native plants maintain balance and provide habitat and eco-systems for resident and migratory wildlife. Due to many years of ecological destruction, development and toxic pollution many native wild flowers, and wildlife are under-threat of extinction.
We all have an important role to play, no matter how small your garden or balcony a few plant pots filled with natives instead of alien ornamentals of genetic hybrids that offer very little to no benefit to feeding insects and birds.
Time to make a small difference on a global scale and encourage our neighbors friends and families to sow a patchwork quilt of native wildflowers like a blanket to protect our sacred planet!