Pollinator Mix, Perennial
Pollinators are a key cornerstone of a thriving, healthy ecosystem in your garden. Not only do they help to pollinate the fruiting vegetables, but often the adult stage of many beneficial insects like Ladybugs and Green Lacewings that feed upon nectar (while their larvae stage is insectivorous). Plant a multi-species Garden Ecology!
This mix includes the following species: Showy Milkweed, Golden Yarrow, Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Rudbeckia, Parsnips ( a self-seeding biennial), Gaillardia , and Poppies ( not a perennial but they naturalize and self-seed very well). This mix is a good choice if you have an area that you are able to prepare the soil well and allow it to become established over the years. It will provide a steady stream of nectar and pollen over the entire season- feeding and sheltering pollinators. This mix requires diligence and patience to establish, as many of the seeds are quite small. (Exact mix may vary). SSF
* 20% of the sale of Siskiyou Seeds' pollinator mixes will go to support our mission to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, their flowers, and our food.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself! We decided to partner up with a high-quality local, organic seed grower, with an impeccable reputation. Don Tipping, founding farmer of Siskiyou Seeds, was up to the task of building the best mix possible for all seasons, climates, and a wide variety of bee species. In 2017, we planted, and monitored, 29 different flower varieties. In 2018, we have planted even more, and are looking forward to continuing to provide Siskiyou Seeds with some valuable data.
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