Butterfly Blend Ingredients

9 Feb
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On this page we list the ingredients in our Butterfly Blend Wildflower Seeds mix. This blend was selected based on flowers that are particularly rich in nectar, and ones that naturally occur in North America, along butterfly migration routes. Showy Milkweed is included, which not only feeds the adult Monarch butterfly its nectar, but it is the food plant the Monarchs lay their eggs on for the caterpillars to later eat. The benefit of planting wildflower mixes is that they greatly increase biodiversity wherever they are planted, and they have been shown to have a measurable positive impact on pollinator populations.

Butterfly Blend Ingredients:

Black-Eyed Susan — Rudbeckia hirta
Butterfly Milkweed — Asclepias tuberosa
Candytuft — Iberis umbellata
Cornflower — Centaurea cyanus
Dwarf Cosmos — Cosmos purpurea
Gayfeather — Liatris spicata
Illinois Bundleflower — Desmanthus illinoensis
Indian Blanket — Gaillardia pulchella
Lance-Leaved Coreopsis — Coreopsis lanceolata
New England Aster — Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Perennial Lupine — Lupinus perennis
Pincushion Flower — Scabiosa atropurpurea
Purple Coneflower — Echinacea purpurea
Purple Prairie Clover — Dalea purpurea
Purpletop Vervain — Verbena bonariensis
Roundheaded Bush Clover — Lespedeza capitata
Shasta Daisy — Leucanthemum x superbum
Siberian Wallflower — Cheiranthus allionii
Sweet Alyssum — Lobularia maritima
Sweet William Pinks — Dianthus plumarius
Zinnia — Zinnia elegans