Bees and flowering plants evolved together millions of years ago. We could not have one without the other. Although bees face many challenges in this age of global weather change; at West Coast Seeds we believe that the simple act of sowing the seeds of plants that bees and other pollinators love to forage on is a critically important step in helping to ensure they; the whole planet; and we have a future. The Bee Garden Blend wildflower seeds are specially blended by our Certified Bee Master for use in managed landscapes such as disused laneways; verges; or along the edges of cultivated areas in residential or agricultural properties.
Recommended rate of application: 115g per 1,000 square feet.
Feed wild and domestic bees with the Bee Garden Blend of wildflower seeds. Honeybees have been in decline in recent years due to colony collapse disorder. Meanwhile, the habitat of wild bees like bumblebees, mason bees, and leaf cutter bees is dwindling. By planting these nectar rich wildflowers, we can provide forage for these overlooked insects. West Coast Seeds believes in the need for pollinator conservation, and we’ve chosen the species in this mix for their attractiveness to a wide range of bees.
Chinese Forget-Me-Not — Cynoglossum amabile
Siberian Wallflower — Cheiranthus allionii
California Poppy — Eschscholzia californica
Purple Coneflower — Echinacea purpurea
China Aster — Callistephus chinensis
Corn Poppy — Papaver rhoeas
Lance Leaved Coreopsis — Coreopsis lanceolata
Blue Flax — Linum perenne
Baby Blue Eyes — Nemophila menziesii
Globe Gilia — Gilia capitata
Indian Blanket — Gaillardia pulchella
Tidy Tips — Layia platyglossa
Plains Coreopsis — Coreopsis tinctoria
Sweet Alyssum — Lobularia maritima
Lavender Hyssop — Agastache foeniculum
Fleabane Daisy — Erigeron speciosus
New England Aster — Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Bergamot — Monarda fistulosa