Native Pollinator Seed Set – PA – Northeast Wildflower 5 packs of Garden Perennials – Part Sun
Choose these individually packed Native pollinator seed collection of wildflower seeds that are native to Pennsylvania (PA) and native throughout much of the Northeast. Grow in a part sun location with 2 to 6hrs of direct sunlight each day, and help provide the best habitat for native pollinators in your region. These 5 wildflowers can be planted in a meadow, a border or pots all help to make the World of difference naturally!
Plant nectar & pollinator friendly varieties adding to your mix of garden plants, trees and shrubs. These seeds are hand collected and 100% GMO free seed. Easy to grow power packed perennials with online access to exclusive growing tips and advice.
Native pollinator seed and 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 benefir to feeding insects and birds.
Check out my 5 top State Native Flowers for North American Part Shade Gardens (details in listings below.)
Looking for an easy way to add native Native pollinator seed and garden plants to your landscape or pots? These Five easy to grow native perennials will bring many years of joy and include a seasonal arrary of interest for you to enjoy growing at home, whatever the weather.
I have selected Native Pollinator Seed Set – PA five top performing native plants for Northeast US that enjoy part sun with some shady relief from the heat of day, a moisture retentive or mesic soil preferred will also adapt to rain gardens or poolside (marginal) locations.
Liatris spicata – Purple spires of blazing prairie star are a popular sights across many north american regions,particularly as their are native species for each eco-region. Liatris spicata is a moisture loving, part-full sun native, which is native to much of Central and Northeastern region of the US, particularly found thriving in coastal, mountain and piedmont areas.
Distribtion: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV
Echinacea purpurea – Purple coneflowers are a popular native with gardeners, and pollinators, alike. Echinacea have recently become available in many species, and hybrids with a huge array of flower color. E. purpurea is a great hardy addition to the wildflower border, meadow or pots attracting a frenzy of activity from native bees and butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial bugs.
Distrubtion: AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV.
Coreopsis lanceolata – a must for every garden in spring, these cheery blooms are fast growing, adaptable and self-seed freely making them an ideal addition to a full-sun meadow, garden border or container. Loved by pollinators but can be short-lived so gather and scatter dry seed-heads freely to encourage successional blooms.
Distribtion: Central to North Eastern States, and Canada.
Baptisia australis – Purple Indigo is a woody perennial growing 3-5ft tall, in the pea/bean family that emerges like asparagus shoots in early spring that quickly develop pea-like leaves and upright flowering stems. Several named varieties are available with hybrids and color variations to suit every palette. Plant in large bold groups, 3-5 plants grown closely together will quickly form a mound or hummock of upright branched flower stems and long-lasting dry seedheads that provide protein rich seeds for birds and wildlife, and attractive dry seeds pods through the 5th season.
Distribution: Central and Eastern USA – PA south to NC and TN
Asclepias tuberosa – Essential Milkweed for gardens wild or managed, low growing and quick to flower these vibrant orange blooms are a delight to pollinators and gardeners alike. Full to part sun preferred this front border edging plant grows well with other natives including Coreopsis and Liatris.
Distrubtion: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV.
Average of 25-50+ seeds per pack.
Cold Stratification or Direct Sowing: Recommended.
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 on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
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