Different flowers attract different sorts of insects. The flowers in this blend of Beneficial Insect Blend wildflower seeds were selected to attract predatory insects such as lacewings, hover flies, and ladybird beetles. With a healthy population of these insects in your garden, pest species like aphids, thrips, and caterpillars will be controlled naturally. This blend also attracts generalist pollinators that will increase yields in fruiting plants from peppers to peas. Feeding a healthy and diverse insect population is the best general way to encourage garden health and control the insects that cause the most obvious garden problems.
Recommended rate of application: 198g per 1,000 square feet.
Below is a list of the ingredients in our Beneficial Insect wildflower seeds. This blend was designed to include the maximum number of flowers known to attract pollinators and predatory insects that feed on pest species. For instance, dill is attractive to lacewings, ladybird beetles, and the tiny parasitoid wasps that kill aphids. The purpose of this mix is to increase the biodiversity in your garden and take advantage of naturally occurring food pyramids to control pest insects and improve pollination at the same time. The ideal time to plant wildflower seeds is March to April.
Beneficial Insect Wildflower Seeds Blend Ingredients
Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
Bishop’s Flower (Ammi majus)
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Candytuft (Iberis umbellata)
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
Dill (Antheum graveolens)
Dwarf Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)
Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata)
Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)
Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)