Seed Savers Exchange - Honey Bee Flower Mix

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  • New for 2023
  • Annuals and perennials
  • Early, late, and mid-blooming flowers
  • Beautiful mix of colors
  • Flowers provide bee forage all season

The result of years of research in Applewood Seed Company’s test gardens, this mix offers a blend of adaptable annual and perennial flowers that provide nectar and pollen to honey bees all season long. It excels in garden beds, borders, and other maintained areas.


Varieties include:

  • Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
  • California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Cape Forget-Me-Not (Anchusa capensis)
  • China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)
  • Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)
  • Poppy,Corn, Mixed - Papaver rhoeas
  • Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
  • Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)
  • New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache rugosa)
  • Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
  • Scarlet Cinquefoil (Potentilla thurberi)
  • Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii)
  • Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
  • Sulphur Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)
  • Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Sweet Mignonette (Reseda odorata)

You may sow the bee feed mix 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mix the seed with some sand or sawdust, broadcast the seed, and then go over the area with a rake to work the seed into the soil a little.