Butterfly Flower Mix

  • Composed of nectar producing native wildflowers, garden flowers and milkweeds
  • For home gardeners, commercial landscaping, and golf courses across the US
  • Contains milkweed which will provide egg-laying sites and food for monarch caterpillars
  • 1 pure pound of seed – no fillers or carriers are added

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


Butterfly Flower Mix contains proven annuals and perennials that will attract butterflies all summer long. Adapted for most climates in the lower 48 states.

Supplemental irrigation is highly recommended if planted in the extreme arid climates of the Mojave and Sonoran desert.

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 caterpillars. The 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.

Butterfly 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 caterpillars. Butterfly 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 Butterflies. Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food for 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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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.


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.