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Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix

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Do your part to help the disappearing pollinator population! This easy-to-grow mixture contains 17 wildflowers, including Milkweed, Cosmos, Purple Coneflower and more, that are easy to pollinate, making life a little easier for the pollinators in your region. Pollinators are critical to our ecosystem and gardeners like you can make a big difference by making sure there are plenty of flowers for them to feed on. This mixture contains both annuals and perennials, blooming in the first season and for years after. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.

Zones 3 - 9
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKU AAS9CXX
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The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.

Pollinator Partnership

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. We will move millions of individuals, kids and families outdoors and make a connection between pollinators and the healthy food people eat.

What's in this Mix?

This mixture contains 17 wildflower, 10 annuals for first-year color, plus 7 perennials for second and successive years' bloom. See full flower list below. Learn more about “Inviting Pollinators to your Garden" here.

Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Orange 36" Summer
Chamaecrista fasciculata Patridge Pea Annual Yellow 36" Summer, Fall
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance Leaved Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer, Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Sensation Mix Annual Red, Pink, White 47" Summer, Fall
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 36" Summer, Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Orange 18" Spring, Summer
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Helianthus annuus Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower Annual Yellow, Brown Center 16" Summer, Fall
Limnanthes douglasii Meadow Foam Annual White, Yellow 8" Spring, Summer
Lupinus hartwegii Dwarf Lupine Pixie Delight Mix Annual Mix 18" Spring, Summer
Lupinus perennis Perennial Lupine Perennial Blue 36" Spring, Summer
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine Annual Blue 36" Spring, Summer
Monarda fistulosa Bee Balm / Wild Bergamont Perennial Pink 48" Summer, Fall
Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy Phacelia Annual Blue 60" Spring, Summer
Ratibida columnaris Mexican Hat Perennial Yellow, Red 36" Summer, Fall
Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover Annual Red 30" Summer

Plant Information

Associated SKUs
AAS9CXX
AAS9CQP (1/4 Pound)
AAS9CHP (1/2 Pound)
AAS9C01 (1 Pound)
AAS9C05 (5 Pounds)
AAS9C10 (10 Pounds)
AAS9C25 (25 Pounds)
AAS9C50 (50 Pounds) - Out of stock.
Common Name Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 5,000-10,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 10,000-25,000 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1/2-1 acre.
50 lbs covers 1.5-2 acres.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsPollinator Wildflower Seed Mix
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Garden (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dragonflies Bumbles Butterflies, oh my!

The Dragonflies found our in-town meadow first, then the Bumbles, then the Butterflies, and even a couple Hummingbirds! It has been so much fun watching all the activity and the daily changes to...Read complete review

The Dragonflies found our in-town meadow first, then the Bumbles, then the Butterflies, and even a couple Hummingbirds! It has been so much fun watching all the activity and the daily changes to our new meadow (10' x 35' area of our back yard).

We live in Zone 4, didn't plant until May 25th and still had wonderful results!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a lot of pollinators to be seen

I tilled up a section of lawn to make room for the flowers. There were a lot of weeds I had to pull by hand to give the flowers a fighting chance, as they...Read complete review

I tilled up a section of lawn to make room for the flowers. There were a lot of weeds I had to pull by hand to give the flowers a fighting chance, as they germinated slower than the weeds, and grew slower too. When they finally got up, they hide lower weeds from sight, and I stopped hand pulling. The plants actually grew very tall, but the flowers were typically small, and not very dense--Marigolds put on a lot more foliage and flowers and are much hardier competitors. Once the flowers came on the pollinators I started watching for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, but there were very few. I saw caterpillars of unknown origin, but missed the colorful butterflies. There may have been very small local bees pollinating, since I do have seed heads, but no sign of honey bees from the near by farm, nor bumble bees that have been on site before. Overall, the Marigolds were much better for butterflies and bees. There are some neat flowers and I hope they come back next year. This is a week recommendation, not a strong one (yet).

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5.0

beautiful

By 

from Olean, NY

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

    my 3rd order of this product - great for my pollinator gardens

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The bees came back!

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    from Wantage, NJ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

      I was very concerned about not seeing any bees in my garden in the last two years. I have a beautiful pear tree that in years past would swarm with bees and in the last two years we didn't see any! I decided to try this mix. I planted it around my vegetable garden in April and once it started blooming I waited anxiously to see if any bees would show up. It took until about mid July before I started seeing them and by August they were very busy in my garden! I will definitely repeat this again next year!

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      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Little grew

      By 

      from Bristol, CT

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      Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Most did not grow.

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      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I think the big red ants carried off my seeds for their wint

      By 

      from san angelo,texas

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      Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

      nothing developed

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      • Personal
       
      3.0

      Not a lot of pollinators to be seen

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unattractive

      Best Uses

      • Lawn
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

      I tilled up a section of lawn to make room for the flowers. There were a lot of weeds I had to pull by hand to give the flowers a fighting chance, as they germinated slower than the weeds, and grew slower too. When they finally got up, they hide lower weeds from sight, and I stopped hand pulling. The plants actually grew very tall, but the flowers were typically small, and not very dense--Marigolds put on a lot more foliage and flowers and are much hardier competitors. Once the flowers came on the pollinators I started watching for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, but there were very few. I saw caterpillars of unknown origin, but missed the colorful butterflies. There may have been very small local bees pollinating, since I do have seed heads, but no sign of honey bees from the near by farm, nor bumble bees that have been on site before. Overall, the Marigolds were much better for butterflies and bees. There are some neat flowers and I hope they come back next year. This is a week recommendation, not a strong one (yet).

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      worked for me. We'll see what subsequent years show us.

      By 

      from Kansas

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Wanted color in my landscape on all sides and wanted to propagate year after year . The seeds came up thick and I didn't have a lot of trouble with weeds. Used in my vegetable garden too. Adds a whole dimension of beauty with the pollinator mix. Scattered the dead headed seeds in the native grass around the yard too--see what happens next year!
        Kansas grower

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        • Personal

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bees & Butterflies Galore

        By 

        from New Carlisle, OH

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Lawn
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

          Bought this package of seeds to start a new butterfly garden. Had a great germination rate of the seeds, and the mixture of annuals and perennials provided first year blooms that attracted a lot of bees & butterflies. This was a great start for the butterfly garden.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Dragonflies Bumbles Butterflies, oh my!

          By 

          from Forest Lake MN

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          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Long bloom time
          • Variety

          Cons

          • Hours Of Enjoyment

          Best Uses

          • Larger areas

          Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

          The Dragonflies found our in-town meadow first, then the Bumbles, then the Butterflies, and even a couple Hummingbirds! It has been so much fun watching all the activity and the daily changes to our new meadow (10' x 35' area of our back yard).

          We live in Zone 4, didn't plant until May 25th and still had wonderful results!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Honey bees galore

          By 

          from Martinsville, VA

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          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Coverage
          • Fast growing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cover Crop
            • Edging Beds
            • Open space

            Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

            Planted in open spaces along front of property, between garden beds, and both sides of the drive way entrance. A large number of pollinators were attracted which spilled nicely over into the vegetable patches.

            Great color growing as tall as 2 foot. My wife was happy, even took some as cut flowers. Best of all they weren't bothered much by deer pruning.

            Great chop-n-drop cover once things go to seed -- if you can tolerate that ugly period as plants dry end of season.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice growing fower

            By 

            from Mountain Home, AR

            Pros

            • BEAUTIFUL

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • With Other Varieties

            Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

            Love the way they grow. Just scatter the seeds and go

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Mix

            By 

            from Burleson, TX

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            Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

            Butterfly Garden

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Extreme poor growth! Don't bother.

            By 

            from South Central Missouri

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • A Few Plants
            • Needed Much Watering
            • No Blooms On Most
            • Weak Plants

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix:

              I used this product to canvas an area that is roughly 20 ft. x 40 ft. Light shade. The area was cleared, turned over, and fertilized before planting. The growth was weak, slow, and the only seeds to come up out of the entire mix, were Crimson clover, Partridge pea (which comes up here everywhere), and Cosmos which have not bloomed yet (Aug. 20th). Again, I have been very disappointed with this product. I have never had such a poor showing with seeds.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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