Why pollinator mixes are so beloved
- Each mix contains dozens of varieties
- Pollinators are beneficial to the environment
- Pollinators help support a healthy ecosystem
- Spend hours watching your garden abuzz with birds, bees, and butterflies
The best wildflower seed mixes for the pollinator patch
Wouldn’t you rather like to look at a colorful wildflower meadow than a boring grassy lawn? Or what if we told you you’d never have to mow again? We could keep going–there are a hundred and one reasons to grow wildflower seeds in your garden.
Native pollinators are dying at an alarming rate due to habitat loss and climate change. Do the pollinators (and yourself) a service by setting set aside a portion of your garden to grow wildflowers.
Not only does planting wildflowers provide pollinators with habitat, but they also invite other beneficial insects into your garden. Planting an unmaintained patch of wildflowers and native plants creates a home for predatory insects and parasitic wasps, good bugs whose presence helps to manage pests in the garden.
Attract specific species with exclusive wildflower seed mixes
Most flowering plants will draw some combination of insects, birds, and mammals–or you could get species-specific with Eden Brothers’ exclusive wildflower mixes. Bee Happy, a blend of 13 annual wildflower species particularly suited to bees, is sure to be an instant hit with honeybees and native solitary bees alike.
Plant Bird and Butterfly Wildflower Seed Mix to entice more hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden with these 16 fragrant nectar-rich flowers. This mix contains perennial varieties and self-seeding annuals for recurring flowers season after season.
Or, take a generalist approach with The Bee’s Knees, a half-annual, half-perennial mix of 18 different wildflower species sure to draw all kinds of crawling, winged things to your garden space.
Whichever mix you choose, expect a variety of colors and forms within the mix. Yellow, red, purple, and blue–each color sends a distinct message to pollinators, and so we’ve included a range of hues for the richest conversations. Observe the spires, umbels, and daisy-petaled blooms and watch how different pollinators are drawn to different flower shapes.
Low-maintenance wildflower seed mixes are easy to grow
To be so beautiful, wildflowers are far from fragile. Whether you are a beginning gardener or a green thumb, a dreamy wildflower meadow is well within your reach. Each of these wildflower mixes is suitable for all USDA hardiness zones, so no matter where you live you can enjoy the summer show!
Chose a well-draining planting side for your wildflower seeds, ideally a location that receives full sun. When you are ready to plant–either after the last spring frost or the first fall frost–simply scatter the wildflower seeds over the bare planting area, and press the seeds gently into the soil
Once your wildflower seeds have germinated, you’ll want to water them during dry spells and weed them a few times. Once the plants are established, your drought-tolerant wildflower meadow will need very little care.
Save the bees (and ensure for yourself a season of continuous blooms) by planting a pollinator patch! Regardless of whether you have acres of land or a few containers, any of one these specialty wildflower mixes will be sure to draw the butterflies and bees from miles around. Learn to plant any flower or mix in our Gardening 101 resource center.
Our exclusive wildflower seed mixes are a customer favorite, so order your seeds today before we sell out for the season!