This page contains info on the wildflower seed mix you received at an event or program. See below for more information and instructions on how to use this wonderful seed mix. By planting these seeds, you are providing food and shelter for local pollinators.

For more ways to support your local pollinators, visit our Pollinator Resources page.


What's in it?

At what event did you receive your seed packet?

Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Columbine, Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, New England Aster, Partridge Pea, Coreopsis, Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Indian Blanket, Sunflowers, Blazing Star, Wild Lupine, Bergamot, Evening Primrose, Beard Tongue, Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Brown-eyed Susan, Goldenrod

Boston Pride 2017

Blue Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Godetia, Lance-leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Sulphur Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet William, Purple Coneflower, Orange Poppy, Blanket Flower, Baby's Breath, Wild Sunflower, Rose Mallow, Scarlet Flax, Blue Flax, Perennial Lupine, Four O'Clock, Forget-me-not, Baby Blue Eyes, Multi Poppy, Gloriosa Daisy, Black-eyed Susan, None-so-pretty


Milkweed, asclepias sp.

Milkweed, asclepias sp.

Instructions

[Source: American Meadows]

Where to Plant:
Find a spot that gets at least 4 hours of sun per day. 

When to Plant:
You can plant your seeds anytime in the summer.

Soil Prep:
Clear the area of existing plants and till the soil. Turn it over with a shovel or your hands.

Bumblebees collecting pollen and nectar from an aster

Bumblebees collecting pollen and nectar from an aster

Planting:
Spread your seed over the area right after tilling. Don't rake or cover the seeds, leave them along the top of the soil. Keep the seeds moist until the seedlings measure 6"-8" tall. Your mix contains both annual and perennial plants, meaning some won't flower until next year. So check back the following year for new varieties and colors!