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Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound - covers 500-1000 square feet
Price: $8.95
1/2 Pound - covers 1000-1500 square feet
Price: $17.95
1 Pound - covers 2000-3000 square feet
Price: $29.95
5 Pounds - covers 10,000-15,000 square feet
Price: $144.95
10 Pounds - covers 20,000-30,000 square feet
Price: $279.95
25 Pounds - covers 1-2 acres
Price: $648.95
50 Pounds - covers 2-4 acres
Price: $1,197.95

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Quick Overview

This mixture attracts beneficial bugs to the garden. Beneficial bugs include lacewings, lady bugs, hover flies and parasitic wasps, which help to destroy harmful pests such as aphids, thrips and mites.

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Details
SKU BUGG
Common Name Beneficial Bug 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, 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, 9, 10
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

This mixture attracts beneficial bugs to the garden. Beneficial bugs include lacewings, lady bugs, hover flies and parasitic wasps, which help to destroy harmful pests such as aphids, thrips and mites.

This mixture contains 19 wildflowers, 10 annuals for first-year color, plus 9 perennials for second and successive years' bloom.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
  Alyssum saxatile Basket of Gold Perennial Yellow 12" Spring/Summer
  Ammi majus Bishop's Flower Annual White 36" Summer/Fall
  Anethum graveolens Dill Annual Yellow 36" Summer
  Arabis alpina Rockcress Perennial White 12" Winter/Spring
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Perennial Orange 18" Spring
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer/Fall
Coriandrum sativum Cilantro Annual White 6" Summer
Cosmos bipinnatus Wild Cosmos Annual Red/White/Pink 47" Summer/Fall
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover Perennial Purple 36" Summer/Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Orange 18" Spring/Summer
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Gilia capitata Globe Gilia Annual Blue 24" Spring
Iberis umbellata Candytuft Annual Mixed 12" Spring/Summer
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial White 48" Summer
Liatris spicata Gayfeather Perennial Purple 48" Summer/Fall
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum Annual White 16" Spring/Summer/Fall
Monarda fistulosa Bergamot Perennial Purple 48" Summer/Fall
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes Annual Blue 9" Spring/Summer
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
Reviews

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Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to grow (3)

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        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Doing Great in South Florida!!

      It sprouted very quickly and is looking great 60 days out

      It sprouted very quickly and is looking great 60 days out

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Unsatisfactory growth rate

      Planted as instructed and planted on the heavy side. Have some growth, but not nearly as expected for the amount of seed planted in the area in which they were planted. Had perfect...Read complete review

      Planted as instructed and planted on the heavy side. Have some growth, but not nearly as expected for the amount of seed planted in the area in which they were planted. Had perfect growing conditions too.

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      4.0

      Beneficial bug mix beneficial

      By NN

      from Fargo, North Dakota

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ed That There Were Some H
      • Erbs In The Mix
      • Lots Of Native Bugs Lik
      • Pretty Mix That Has Drawn

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          Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

          I planted some of the seeds in pots but over sowed them so only the cosmos grew. The seeds sowed in a broader area grew well with lots of pretty surprises. Especially liked the herbs, dill and cilantro in the mix. Still enjoying new flowers blooming daily and seeing the insects drawn to the flowers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I totally reccomend this

          By Tracy

          from New mexico

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                Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                I can't find a negative thing about this mix. I put it in designated beds around my garden to attract beneficial bugs and it did just that! Not only that .... it's beautiful !! I live in the southwest high desert and if it grew and bloomed here..... it'll do it anywhere !! Just add water !!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Even I got them to grow!!!

                By MuskyDave

                from Elgin IL

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      I planted these seeds in 3 areas that I have had trouble filling in with "useful" plants. These started right away and I have been picking beautiful bouquets for my table all summer. They are still producing now and it is late October.. very hardy.. i'll be anxious to see how they come back in year #2. Year #1 gets an A+ grade from me. My wife complained that they came in too full!!! Can you fix that?.. :)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      still waiting

                      By jen

                      from missouri

                      Verified Reviewer

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                            none

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By Tracy

                            from New Mexico

                            Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                            So easy to use . ....just add water !! It attracted all kinds of beneficial bugs, bees, and butterflies . Excellent mix

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Doing Great in South Florida!!

                            By Joanne

                            from Boca Raton, Florida

                            Verified Reviewer

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                                  Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  It sprouted very quickly and is looking great 60 days out

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  reduced amount of bugs in garden

                                  By bryan

                                  from new castle de

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                                        Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                        will be getting more of this seed this year

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        The bugs are here!

                                        By Brown Thumb Marj

                                        from Mead, WA

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to maintain
                                        • Easy To Sow

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backyard Meadow

                                          Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                          For the first time, I've seen ladybugs in my backyard. Can't wait to see more good bugs as the growth continues. Excellent germination from the seed mix.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Unsatisfactory growth rate

                                          By hifarmer

                                          from Central Ohio

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Low Growth Rate

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                              Planted as instructed and planted on the heavy side. Have some growth, but not nearly as expected for the amount of seed planted in the area in which they were planted. Had perfect growing conditions too.

                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              No Aphids Here

                                              By Beki

                                              from Orlando

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Ladybugs
                                              • Preying Mantis
                                              • Quick Germination Time

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Mixed Meadow

                                                Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                I planted this a large meadow in the front yard of my home. I knew that so many new plants would be certain to attract unwanted pests. I decided to get this mix as part of my overall design and boy am I glad I did! I saw aphids at the beginning of the season but I also saw ladybugs...on the same plant. I didn't introduce one single bug, so everyone just sorta showed up. I'm confident it's because I attracted them all here with this mix of flowers and herbs. They look great and they keep my meadow healthy. In fact, I haven't had any problems with unwanted pests or pest damage...now if they would only deter the deer :)

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Flowers galore

                                                By Tomato lady

                                                from Yucaipa, Ca

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Grow
                                                • Wow -beautiful

                                                Cons

                                                • Go Easy On Seeding

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Plant By Veggies

                                                Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                We had lots of tall flowers at first but later the shorter ones came thru.

                                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Here come the good guys

                                                By ellie

                                                from port orchard wa

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Beautiful high low plants
                                                • Draws the good guys
                                                • Easy to Grow

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                    Easy to grow. Low maintenance. And it is good for the environment. What more could you want? This is a fun seed. It draws the good guys into your meadow. I have animals and none have been stung so I would imagine the insects it draws are child friendly too. Much of the seed produces plants that are low and fill in nicely along taller plants.

                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Too many cosmos

                                                    By ack gardener

                                                    from Nantucket, MA

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Grow

                                                    Cons

                                                    • not much variety

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Beneficial Bug Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                      I sprinkled these seeds around the outside border of my veggie garden and they grew quickly and filled in the whole area. Last year we had a bug problem which we don't seem to have this summer so that would imply that the flowers are working. The only thing that I would say as a negitive is that the seed are mostly Cosmos with some Sweet Alyssum and some Cilantro but not much else. The cosmos are pretty but are so tall and full they don't seem to be letting much else grow. Would have liked less cosmos and more variety from the seed mix.

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