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Bird and butterfly mix is an assortment of flowers specifically known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A good example is the butterfly milkweed; this flower is the primary host plant to the monarch butterfly.

Wildflowers seeding rate vary from 2 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. for a prairie look to 8 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. for a flower garden look. If you want the flowers to really show through, use the higher rates. Grasses may be mixed with the flowers at 4 to 8 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. Native grasses like blue grama and buffalograss provide an aesthetic look that complements wildflowers but they are very slow to establish and require more long-term maintenance. Sheeps fescue and hard fescue are the best cool season grasses because they establish faster, are less competitive, and require less maintenance.

To ensure satisfactory displays of wildflowers year after year, weed control is essential. Controlling weeds in the planting year, with a monthly program of checking for weeds as soon as they can be recognized is important to good flower establishment.


Components: Butterfly Milkweed, Calendula, Aster Crego Mix, Cornflower Polka Dot, Shasta Daisy, Dwarf Godetia, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet William Mix, Purple Coneflower, Blanket Flower, Globe Gilia, Gayfeather, Spurred Snapdragon, Blue Flax, Scarlet Flax, Sweet Alyssum, Perennial Lupine, Maltese Cross, Lemon Mint, Corn Poppy Mix, Prairie Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Scarlet Sage, Catchfly, Zinnia California Giant

Note: Picture is representative and may include/not include some species.