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Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound - covers 500-1000 square feet
Price: $10.95
1/2 Pound - covers 1000-1500 square feet
Price: $19.95
1 Pound - covers 2000-3000 square feet
Price: $35.95
5 Pounds - covers 10,000-15,000 square feet
Price: $174.95
10 Pounds - covers 20,000-30,000 square feet
Price: $339.95
25 Pounds - covers 1-2 acres
Price: $798.95
50 Pounds - covers 2-4 acres
Price: $1,547.95

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Quick Overview

Honey Bee Attracting Mix. Do your part to save America's disappearing bees.
Details
SKU BEEG
Common Name Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 500-1000 square feet.
1/2 lb covers 1000-1500 square feet.
1 lb covers 2000-3000 square feet.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Red Poppy Seeds

    Red Poppy Seeds

  • Zinnia Seeds

    Zinnia Seeds

  • Handheld Seed Spreader

    Handheld Seed Spreader

Description

Have you heard? Many honey bees, our plants' life-giving pollinators, seem to be disappearing! In fact, about 1/3 of our honey bees nationwide have disappeared in just the last few years. Scientists have been concerned about this for some time, but recently the problem seems to be increasing, and it is developing into a real environmental crisis. After all, the bees pollinate almost all our food crops and flowers, so without them, plants can't form seed and propagate themselves!
Read all about the Honey Bee crisis here.

That's why we've created this special mixture you can plant to be part of the solution. It's packed with honey bee friendly long-blooming flowers and super-colorful quick-bloom flowers to make the bees work a little easier, and to reduce stress on our already-stressed hives.

This mixture contains 19 wildflowers, 11 annuals for first-year color, plus 8 perennials for second and successive years' bloom. See full flower list below.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial White 48" Summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer/Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow/Red 30" Summer/Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Wild Cosmos Annual Red/White/Pink 47" Summer/Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Mixed 33" Summer/Fall
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 36" Summer/Fall
Helianthus annuus Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot Annual Yellow/Brown Center 16" Summer/Fall
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum Annual White 16" Spring/Summer/Fall
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes Annual Blue 9" Spring/Summer
  Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy Phacelia Annual Blue 60" Spring/Summer
Ratibida columnaris Yellow Prairie Coneflower Annual Yellow 30" Summer/Fall
Ratibida columnaris Mexican Hat Perennial Red/Yellow 36" Summer/Fall
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
  Tagetes erecta African Marigold Annual Yellow/Orange 36" Summer/Fall
  Trifolium fragiferum Strawberry Clover Perennial Pink 12" Summer
Trifolium incarnata Crimson Clover Annual Red 30" Summer
  Trifolium repens White Dutch Clover Perennial White 6" Summer
Zinnia elegans Zinnia Annual Mixed 24-36" Summer to Fall
Reviews

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American MeadowsHoney Bee Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Long bloom time (6)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (11)
    • Border control (3)
    • Cut flowers (3)
    • Garden (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual hobbyist (8), Avid gardener (6), Getting started (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for the Bees!

    After all the hard work of turning over the soil, raking out everything & getting rid of as much grass & weeds as we possibly could..... The hard work really...Read complete review

    After all the hard work of turning over the soil, raking out everything & getting rid of as much grass & weeds as we possibly could..... The hard work really paid off.
    And the BEES love it!
    THANK-YOU!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Honey bee mix and a few surprises

    There is no species list on the bag, so you have to print the list from the website if you want a species list. There are also seeds in the mix not listed on...Read complete review

    There is no species list on the bag, so you have to print the list from the website if you want a species list. There are also seeds in the mix not listed on the contents. They seem to attract bees, but can be invasive or aggressively spread by abundant seeds. There is a poppy, a cynoglossum, and what appears to be a salvia species. Each are prolific seed-producers. The cynoglossum produces abundant small velcro-type sticky seeds that stick to clothing and the hair on your arms and anything else. They got into the laundry basket so now I have these hard, sticky seeds twisted and stuck in my clothes.

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    5.0

    Honeybee wildflower seed mix

    By Leonvirg

    from Southern Illinois

    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Honeybees
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Planted in August for our first year honeybees. They are looking beautiful. Thank you.

       
      5.0

      blooms and bees galore

      By bkpr

      from Taghkanic, NY

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Planted late, mid June. They still grew and bloomed great!

         
        4.0

        Very Happy

        By Wayne

        from Rochester Mn Zone 4

        About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

          I was very Happy with the seed mix . Need to plan so I can get some more Garden areas going next spring . Was easy to get started and took off with little maintenance.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The bees are everywhere!

          By Brown Thumb Marj

          from Mead, WA

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • The Deer Like This Too

          Best Uses

          • Backyard Meadow
          • Large Areas
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

          Easy to sow, easy to grow. The bees will make you tired watching them as they work so hard for so long!

           
          3.0

          Honey bee mix and a few surprises

          By Tony in NOLA

          from New Orleans

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

          • Aggressive Species

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

          There is no species list on the bag, so you have to print the list from the website if you want a species list. There are also seeds in the mix not listed on the contents. They seem to attract bees, but can be invasive or aggressively spread by abundant seeds. There is a poppy, a cynoglossum, and what appears to be a salvia species. Each are prolific seed-producers. The cynoglossum produces abundant small velcro-type sticky seeds that stick to clothing and the hair on your arms and anything else. They got into the laundry basket so now I have these hard, sticky seeds twisted and stuck in my clothes.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent results.

          By Victor

          from Wayne, NJ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

              I use this seed mixture anywhere in my yard that I can to increase the amount of plants for forage. The flowers are excellent with vibrant colors.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So far so good!

              By El Presidente

              from Kingsport, TN

              About Me Avid Gardener, Getting Started, Passionate, Wanting To Keep Bees

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Germination
              • Low Maintenance
              • Many Varieties
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Attracting Bees
                • Border Control
                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                I am using the mix to create a border of beautiful flowers near my fence as well as attract bees to my yard.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Made EXCELLENT wedding favors!

                By Melissa the Seed Bomber

                from New Egypt, NJ

                About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Erosion Control
                  • Large Areas
                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  I bought this product specifically to make "seed bomb" wedding favors, with the added bonus of helping honey bees. The seeds worked great for making the seed bombs, and aside from actually looking like a heart shaped tasty treat when they were done, they really hit the mark. My guest came from all over the US, and those people that actually planted the seed cake, as opposed to chucking them from a moving car window because they thought it was a cookie. (Whoops, my bad. Note to self: don't give cookie sized dirt cakes to drunk guest without labeling VERY prominently their proper use.) Anyway, great growing revues from everyone, and my personal experience was stellar as well. They required no maintenance. I threw the extra seeds in tilled soil as well as a distress lot, and I actually think they did better on the distressed dirt. It took a little time to see first growth; I would say a week or two, but it was a very hot dry summer and I did not water or help the seeds in any way. All and all I give the product, "2 thumbs up" and I have noticed many flying insects loving the blooms.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for the Bees!

                  By Hollyaki

                  from Westchester County, New York

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                    After all the hard work of turning over the soil, raking out everything & getting rid of as much grass & weeds as we possibly could..... The hard work really paid off.
                    And the BEES love it!
                    THANK-YOU!!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix

                    By Wade&Katie

                    from Harlem, GA

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      Lots of blooms. Seeds were viable and germinated well. Very successful. Watered everyday here in Central GA. We have had lttle rain in spring and early to mid summer.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Matt

                      from Pittsburgh, Pa

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                            I planted 3/4 acre last spring. Despite no rain for a long period after planting, the flowers did great. Results better than I expected. I have several bee hives on my property and the bees were all over the flowers.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            A bee where there were none...

                            By Nancy

                            from Gainesville, FL

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                              Bought this for my father (in Zone 8) as he says he never sees bees anymore. He tossed a bit of this seed mix near his tomato garden and the assorted wildflowers grew easily. He said he saw butterflies and even hummingbirds on them and eventually a big fat honeybee!

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Beautiful mix of flowers!

                              By junni

                              from Sharon Twnshp, Ohio

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Pest Resistant
                              • Reliable Growth
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Border Control
                                • Cut Flowers
                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                We have truly enjoyed the simple beauty of these flowers and are planning on expanding our wild flower gardens next spring.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                100 PERCENT SEED; NOT FILLERS! ! !

                                By THE GROWER

                                from HARDIN, KY

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Fragrant
                                • Hardy
                                • Healthy
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden
                                  • Lawn
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Patio
                                  • Pool Area

                                  Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  I SOWED THE WILDFLOWER SEEDS ON A SLOPING BANK FOR GROUND COVER & TO ATTRACT BEES, BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES; NOT TO MENTION I WON'T HAVE TO MOW. THE WILDFLOWERS WILL ATTRACT THE ABOVE MENTIONED CRITTERS TO MY ORCHARD TO POLLINATE THE FRUIT TREES. THE SEEDS WERE SHIPPED IN A BREATHABLE CLOTH BAG THAT CAN BE USED TO STORE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNUSED SEED.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Save the Honey Bees!

                                  By Camel

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                  • Attractive
                                  • Hardy
                                  • Healthy
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden

                                    Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                    Only planted the seeds a few weeks ago (right after the last frost) but I am very excited to see the results. Mixed these in with the Proven NE Wildflower Mix and some Partial Shade seeds, since I thought that would work best for my site. I've been reading a lot over the years about our dwindling Honey Bee population and I'm very excited to see if I can get some attracted to my site. The flowers will be sprouting up not too far from my veggie garden so I'm hoping for some valuable pollination!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Amazing colors

                                    By East TN gardener

                                    from Lenoir City, TN

                                    About Me Getting Started

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                    • Attractive
                                    • Hardy
                                    • Healthy
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Vacant lot next to us

                                      Comments about American Meadows Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                      I was so delighted by these seeds I have shared some with neighbors.
                                      We are in a new development & there are places where the woods will remain but the lots have missing trees etc.. I planted seeds the weekend we moved in & last year they were beautiful. I can see this year that they are going to be great because they are already greening up.
                                      I love all your products but this was by far the best investment I made for my new home.
                                      Thank you.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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