Beetle Bank Blend - West Coast Seeds
Wildflowers Beetle Bank Blend - West Coast Seeds

Wildflowers Beetle Bank Blend - West Coast Seeds

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Fera flores

  • Annuals and perennials
  • Hardy to Zone 4
  • Extended bloom period
  • Natural pest control

A Beetle Bank is planted at the edge of a cultivated field or home garden to lure beneficial insects and create habitat for insects and birds. Flowering annuals and perennials are mixed with fescues to produce a miniature forest-like habitat on the micro-scale. This encourages predatory insects like ground beetles, syrphid flies, ladybird beetles, and lacewings. As the flowers fade and seeds form, the Beetle Bank Blend produces a smorgasbord for songbirds that also feed on caterpillars and other pest insects. The tallest component of this blend grows to 120cm (48") tall. The blend is hardy to Zone 4.

2g (Covers Approx. 10sq ft)

The ingredients in our Beetle Bank Blend Wildflowers combine to attract beneficial insects and provide them with habitat in which to shelter and reproduce. This forms a natural environment that can be planted around or within agricultural fields to form a natural pest control system. Ground beetles and other beneficial insects will hunt down aphids, caterpillars, and other pest species to protect crops organically.

Blend Ingredients:

Lewis Flax Linum lewisii
Western Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrhincium bellum
Nodding Wild Onion Allium cernuum
Butterfly Bush Asclepias tuberosa
Farewell to Spring Clarkia amoena
Blanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Autumn Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale
Self-Heal Prunella vulgaris
Western Yarrow Achiliea millefolium
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata
Russell Hybrid Lupins Lupinus polyphyllus
Douglas Aster Symphyotrichum subspicatum
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata
Sheep Fescue Festuca ovina

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