Planting our native pollinator wildflower mix
Native plant and animal species evolved together, so it is essential that we grow native Virginia plants to support all life stages of our native Virginia pollinators. The flowers of the native plants in this packet provide pollen and nectar for adult pollinators, including butterflies, moths, bees, flies, wasps, beetles, hummingbirds, and more. The pollen in these flowers will provides protein and other essential nutrients while the nectar will provide carbohydrates for energy and hydration.
Our Virginia Native Pollinator Mix Includes:
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Virginia Wildrye (Elymus virginicus), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Narrowleaf Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium), Narrowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), Mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista nictitans), Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis), Slender Lespedeza (Lespedeza virginica), Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata), Calico Aster (Aster lateriflorus), Heath Aster (Aster pilosus), Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis), White Goldenrod (Solidago bicolor), Licorice Scented Goldenrod (Solidago odora), Zigzag Spiderwort (Tradescantia subaspera), Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa), New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensi).
Scratch up bare soil in a sunny area. Scatter seeds and compress gently into the soil – don’t bury them. Water gently and keep the soil moist until plants are 4–6” tall.