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Botanical Interests "Bring Home the Butterflies" Mixed Seeds

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It's easy to convert your garden into a private retreat for native butterflies with this colorful mix of 26 different annuals and perennials to provide for them at each stage of their lifecycle. Nectar-filled flowers attract mature butterflies while host plants provide food for their caterpillar stage. This mix covers an area of approximately 45 square feet.

When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. Sow 1-2 weeks before the average last spring frost. A second option: sow half the seed 4 weeks before the average last frost (hoping the last frost is earlier than usual) and sow the second half a week or two after the average last frost (just to be safe).

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: A great way to tell if the seedlings coming up in your planting area are from the flower mix or weeds is to sow a pinch of the seeds in a container at the same time for comparison.

(Varieties in mix by seed count %)

(A) 5% Lupinus harwegii (Mexican Lupine)
(A) 2% Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican Sunflower)
(A) 1% Borago Officinalis (Borage)
(A) 3% Calendula officinalis (Calendula)
(A) 2% Impatiens balsamina (Camellia Balsam)
(A) 1% Scabiosa atropurpurea (Scabiosa)
(A) 2% Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower)
(P) 2% Asclepias curassavica (Milkweed)
(A) 4% Petrosolinum crispum (Parsley Plain)
(A) 3% Trifolium incarnatum (Clover Crimson)
(A) 3% Callistephus chinensis (Aster Rainbow Mix)
(P) 3% Coreopsis lanceolata (Coreopsis Lance-leaved)
(A) 1% Cosmos bipinnatus (Cosmos)
(P) 3% Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Gayfeather)
(P) 3% Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
(A) 2% Centaurea moschata (Sweet Sultan)
(P) 3% Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)
(B) 5% Dianthus barbaratus (Sweet William)
(A) 3% Ammi majus (Bishops Flower)
(A) 4% Rudbeckia hirta (Black Eyed Susan)
(A) 2% Anethum graveolens (Dill Common)
(A) 19% Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)
(P) 15% Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
(P) 2% Monarda citriodora (Bergamot)
(A) 1% Cleome serrulata (Cleome Wild)
(A) 6% Verbena bonariensis (Verbena Tall)

P = Perennial A = Annual B = Biennial

Starting At: $3.99

Product Code: 7009
Variety: Bring Home the Butterflies Seed
Genus: Mix
Species: assorted
Type: A/B/P
Min Height: 12
Max Height: 48
Bloom Period: "Spring, Summer, Fall"
Exposure: Full sun
Late Summer/Fall Sowing: Not recommended
Flower Color: Wide mix of colors.
Cut Flower: yes
Bird & Butterfly: yes
Drought: yes
Ground Cover: yes
Pink/Rose: yes
Purple: yes
Lavender/Blue: yes
Orange/Red: yes
Yellow: yes
White: yes
Manufacturer's Code: 7009
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