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)
Dwarf Godetia (Clarkia amoena)
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)
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)