Bee Nectary Mix
Where would we be(e) without bees?
While many people automatically think of the domesticated hive-minded honey bees as pollinators, there are many native solitary bees that help our gardens, farms, and natural ecosystems thrive. This mix of annuals and perennials supports a diverse community of bees including black sweat bees, Eastern bumblebees, long horned bees, pure gold-green sweat bees, and mining bees. Bee a friend to all the bees by planting this beeautiful flower mix.
Contains a rotating mix of annual and perennial species, such as Echinacea, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Lacy Phacelia, Globe Gilia, Siberian Wallflower, China Aster, Sweet Alyssum, California Poppy, Plains Coreopsis, Bergamot, New England Aster, Purple Giant Hyssop, Chinese Forget-me-not, Smooth Penstemon, Fleabane Daisy, and Corn Poppy.
500 seeds sow a 3'x10' garden plot.
Broadcast seed evenly into a well-prepared, weed-free bed around last frost date. Packet covers an area of approximately 30' square in size. Rake in lightly, and keep watered until germination. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to about 6-12" apart. This mix contains a combination of perennials and self-sowing annuals. Some varieties will bloom now; the full mix will appear in the second year.
About the Artist
Lianne Pflug is a botanical illustrator, hobbyist gardener, and lover of the outdoors. In this digital illustration, she enjoyed bringing focus to the diversity of bees that can be found in a single garden.