Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Questions? Gives us a call at 435.283.1411 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

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Monarch Butterfly Flower Mix

This mixture is composed of nectar producing flowers for adult butterflies. It also contains milkweed which will provide egg-laying sites and food for monarch caterpillars. The monarch butterfly flower mix is for home gardeners across the US, although it’s not suited to the sub-tropical zones in Florida and the tip of Texas.

Monarch Butterly Mix includes:

Common Name                                Scientific Name
Butterfly Milkweed                                Asclepias tuberosa
Smooth Aster                                          Aster laevis
Siberian Wallflower                              Cheiranthus allionii
Cosmos                                                    Cosmos bipinnatus
Sulphur Cosmos                                    Cosmos sulphureus
Rocket Larkspur                                    Delphinium consolida
Purple Coneflower                                Echinacea purpurea
Indian Blanket                                       Gaillardia pulchella
Annual Candytuft                                  Iberis umbellata
Gayfeather                                              Liatris spicata
Sweet Alyssum                                       Lobularia maritima
Marigold, Single                                    Tagetes patula
Mexican Sunflower                               Tithonia rotundifolia
Hoary Vervain                                        Verbena stricta
Zinnia                                                       Zinnia elegans


This mixture is composed of nectar producing flowers for adult butterflies as well as milkweed which will provide egg-laying sites and food for monarch caterpillars. Monarch populations have been in decline for a number of years, and the loss of nectar sources and milkweeds has been indicated as a major contributor to these declines. This mixture is composed of native wildflowers, garden flowers and milkweeds which supply nectar sources for adult monarchs. Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food to monarch caterpillars. This mixture is appropriate for home gardens, commercial landscaping, golf courses and other maintained sites. It is also suitable for attracting Honey Bees.

Suitable for all US zones except Florida.

This seed kit contains 1 pure pound of seed – no fillers or carriers are added. Each 1 pound package contains an average of 212,000 seed and will cover 2,500 square feet. Search the internet…this is the best value available ANYWHERE! Packaged in our attractive and reusable “old time” cotton canvas bags. Site preparation, seed application and site care instructions included.

Seeds/lb. = 212,000
Planting rate: 12-24 lbs. per acre, 8 oz./1000 sq. feet
Best planting time: spring, early summer and fall.

*Mixture may vary occasionally from the indicated listing, based upon availability of individual species.