Honey Bee Flower Mix

$38.95
  •  50% annual, 50% perennial flowers
  • Excellent for Honey Bees!
  • Durable, attractive canvas bags.
  • 365,000 seeds per pound!
  • One full pound of seed
  • No fillers or insert matter
  • Best deal on the internet

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.



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Honey Bee Flower Mix

Honey Bee Flower Mix is a blend of 50% annual and 50% perennial flowers that provide nectar and pollen to honey bees. These flowers are proven favorites of honey bees in our gardens and will provide bee forage all season long.  It is ideal for honey beekeepers and others interested in honey bee health.  This mix can be used in garden beds, borders, and other maintained areas. It is widely adapted to all areas of the United State and southern Canada. Click on the “mix contents” tab to see a list of ingredients and ratios.

The annuals in the mix are prolific seed producers. They will re-seed themselves and return every year. The perennials bloom all summer long and will return frothier root stock every year. The mix contains the following species:

% in MixSpecies Common NameSpecies Scientific NamePlat TypeHeightPhoto
13%Siberian WallflowerCheiranthus allioniiPerennial, Biennial10-18"
9.0%California PoppyEschscholzia californicaHardy Annual12-18"
9.0%CalendulaCalendula officinalisAnnual12-24"
9.0%Lance-Leaved CoreopsisCoreopsis lanceolataPerennial18-36"
9.0%Sulphur Cosmos MixCosmos sulphureusAnnual20-30"
9.0%BlanketflowerGaillardia aristataPerennial18-30"
9.0%Blue FlaxLinum perennePerennial12-30"
7.5%Sweet AlyssumOcimum basilicumAnnual36"
4.5%Corn PoppyPapaver rhoeasAnnual12-30"
4.5%Rocky Mountain BeeplantCleome serrulataBiannual12-48"
4.5%Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaPerennial12-36"
4.5%CosmosCosmos bipinnatusAnnual36-60"
4.5%Rocky Mountain PenstemonPenstemon strictusPerennial18-32"
2.0%Lacy PhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifoliaAnnual12-24"
1.0%Prairie ConeflowerRatibida columniferaBiennial12-36"
0.5%Scarlet CinquefoilPotentilla thurberiPerennial12-30"

 

Honey Bee Flower Mix is packaged in our durable, attractive canvas bags. Detailed site preparation and sowing instructions are included with the packaging.

 

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Many thanks to J.S. (Colorado) for sending this photos of Great Basin Seed Honey Bee Flower Mix.

water can watering honey bee flower seed mix at great basin seed

Tip #1 : Gentle Water

To prevent seeds from being dislodged or washed out, begin establishment by watering with a rain can or some other form of gentle application. Avoid watering directly with a garden hose. For large areas, gentle sprinkler application is acceptable.


Tip #2 : Maintain soil integrity

Continue gentle water application after plant emergence. Tender seedlings are susceptible to soil disturbance, and roots can be easily broken-off or dislodged.


Tip #3 : Attentive water schedule

Water once a day for at least four weeks. Wet or humid climates may require less. Arid climates may require twice daily. Once establishment has begun and plants are 3-4 inches tall, slowly transition from high-frequency low-duration watering to low-frequency high-duration watering.

...when your wildflowers arrive

What to expect

Watch this short video and learn what to expect when your wildflowers arrive. See how they are packaged and how to prepare them for planting. Detailed instructions can be found in every package.

Shop & compare, then buy from us

Shop carefully and you will quickly learn that the internet is full of sneaky wildflower deals. Retailers mask real value by selling packets with few seeds, add fill material or exaggerate coverage rates. Many don’t disclose that a considerable portion of what you buy is “inert matter” counted as weight that you pay for. Sometimes what you buy is as little as 10% seed.

Our wildflower mixes contain ONE FULL NET POUND OF SEED and average 365,000 seeds per pound! Depending upon your desired coverage this is enough seed for up to 1/2 acre! Our wildflower mixes are a tremendous value compared to other options on the internet!

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The Straight Story

What's in the bag?

One pound of seed

One full pound of seed. No gimmicks, no fluff, no fillers.

365,000 seeds!

Approximately 365,000 seeds per package. Thats a lot of seeds!

There are a lot of tricks, gimmicks and misleading statements about wildflowers on the internet. They include high percentages of fillers, misleading coverage statements about, and charging high prices that appear to be a good value.

Each bag of wildflower seed you buy from us contains ONE full pound of seed. We vow to be transparent and honest with you and provide exceptional value.

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Honey Bee Flower Mix

13% Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii)
9% California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
9% Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
9% Lance-Lvd. Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
9% Sulphur Cosmos Mix (Cosmos sulphureus)
9% Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
9%  Blue Flax (Linum perenne)
7% Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
4.5% Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
4.5% Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serrulata)
4.5% Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
4.5% Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
4.5% Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
2%  Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
1% Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)
0.5%  Scarlet Cinquefoil (Potentilla thurberi)

Establishment:

When you plant can vary based on your climate, rainfall patterns and the species you are planting. Generally speaking, However, annuals and perennials or annual/perennial mixes perform best when planted in spring, early summer or late fall. If fall planting is your method, plant late enough in the fall that your seeds remain dormant and do not germinate until spring. Perennials can be planted in early fall if there are at least 10-12 weeks of growing time before the plants go into winter dormancy. In mild climates plant during cooler months for best results.

Site Preparation:

For best results plant on cleared ground. Remove all weeds, grasses and existing vegetation before planting. Loosen compacted soil by scraping, tilling or scarifying. Tilling should be utilized only when soil is very compact. If soil is tilled, take care not to plant seeds deeper than 1/4 inch.

Planting Rate:

Wildflowers are generally plated at a rate of four to five pounds per acre, although it is not unusually to recommend or plant six to eight pounds per acre. A planting rate in the minimum range is usually sufficient to establish a good stand of wildflowers on prepared soil with adequate maintenance. The maximum rate is recommended when ideal soil preparation and weed control are not possible, or when a maximum display is required. Poor perennial establishment may result if the maximum seeding rate is exceeded, as the plants will compete with each other for real estate, water and sunlight.

Watering:

The watering cycle for establishing wildflowers is similar to establishing a new lawn. Keep the soil wet during the establishment process. Success is most likely to be achieved if you begin by watering in a high frequency – low duration pattern. This generally means watering at least once a day if seeds are sown early spring. Two waterings per day may be necessary in late spring and early summer plantings, or in arid climates. At approximately 4-5 weeks you can reduce the frequency of watering. Be mindful of your wildflowers during the hottest and most intense sun days and supplement with additional water when necessary. Early morning watering is best.