Good Bug Blooms Mix
A great mix for garden borders and beneficial bugs.
Sow this beneficial mix of annuals in the spring. There's always more to do in the garden than we can do alone, so why not invite some little friends to help out? The green lacewing on this pack will love these flowers and reward your generosity by laying eggs in your garden. The eggs will hatch into "aphid lions," their larval stage, which will voraciously devour insect pests. Get to know and love the good bugs in your garden by providing nectar and habitat for them to thrive.
Contains Indian Blanket, Dahlia Zinnia, Tall Blue Cornflower, Scarlet Flax, Sweet Alyssum, German Chamomile, Bright Lights Cosmos, and Persian Carpet Zinnia.
500 seeds sow a 3'x10' garden plot.
All annual flowers. Broadcast and rake in lightly in spring after last frost, then keep watered until germination. Thin to about a 12" spacing–wider for bushier plants, tighter for a dense mix of blooms.
About the Artist
Artwork by Christy Rupp. This densely patterned collage uses a vintage William Morris wallpaper print, entomological illustrations of green lacewings, and a diagram of a flower to celebrate historical flowers and beneficial insects.
About Hudson Valley Seed Company
These folks are both farmers and storytellers. They are committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. All of their seeds are open pollinated, many are heirloom and organic, and they are never GMO. They were one of the first companies to sign the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), and remain committed to their values of sustainability.
They believe that a seed is more than meets the eye: it is a time capsule telling tales of the plants, crops, and people that came before us. Every seed has a story, sometimes going back thousands of years. At Hudson Valley Seed Company, they aim to celebrate these stories, and they’ve found the best medium in which to do so is art. Each year, they commission artists to tell the story of a particular seed variety.