Hummingbird Native Garden Collection Pollinator Mix 1: Full Sun Perennial Flowers.
Looking to encourage more humingbirds to your garden? Then plant more flowers, particulary natives with our easy to grow Hummingbird Native Garden Collection
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?
Hummingbird Native Garden Collection is a great way to attract Hummingbirds and all essential pollinators is to add native North American plants to your garden. If you have the money to spend and want to copy the list below and ask your local native plant center for these as young plants or try these easy to grow natives from seed. Native perennials raised from seed often flower in the second year once they have matured and will continue to flower for many years after.
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 collecections 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.
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.
I have selected these nectars filled Summertime blooms proven to attract Hummingbirds, and many species butterflies.
Perennial Wild Flowers – x5 packets of perennial seeds
Hummingbird Flowers – *25-50 Seeds per species approx
Hummingbird Native Garden Collection Perennial Mix 1 – Full Sun Dry to Mesic Soil
See Mix 2: Hummingbird Perennial Mix 2 – Part Sun Dry to Mesic Soil
Easy to grow native seed mix, gift pack will provide many seasons of color and 3d wildlife attracted to your friend’s garden, plants, or pots.
Hummingbird Native Garden Collection
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 stratitication 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 weedfree 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 of Hummingbird Native Garden Collection 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 distruction, development and toxic pollution many native wild flowers aand 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 gentic 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!