Desert Pollinator Seed Mix


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A blend of 5 colorful, drought-tolerant perennials and shrubs that attract native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Includes both nectar plants and host plants for the California patch, Acmon blue, and Behr’s metalmark butterflies. Best sown in fall. All seeds are hand-collected at MDLT.

Mix includes:

Botanical NamePenstemon eatoniiBahiopsis parishiiEncelia actoniEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumPeritoma arborea
Common NameFirecracker penstemonParish's goldeneyeActon enceliaEastern Mojave buckwheatBladderpod
DescriptionA 1'H x 2'W perennial with 3-4' tall flower stalks bearing tubular red flowers that attract hummingbirds. Blooms in spring and early summer. Prefers well draining soil. Tolerates full sun to part shade.A 3' high upright shrub with dark green foliage and yellow-orange flowers in spring. May bloom again in summer/fall if irrigated. Host plant for the California and Bordered Patch butterflies. Tolerates rocky soils. Prefers full sun.A 2-3' rounded shrub with grey-green foliage and yellow daisy-like flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Tolerates both rocky and sandy soils. Prefers full sun.A 1-3' high shrub with rounded, ball-like clusters of small pinkish-white flowers in summer which age to a rust color by fall. Buckwheats support many pollinators including bees, butterflies, and beetles. Grows well in rocky soils. Prefers full sun.A 4-6' high shrub with yellow flowers and inflated caper-like fruits. Flowers attract hummingbirds and bees, and it is a host plant for the Becker's white butterfly. All parts of this plant have a peppery odor and flavor. Tolerates full sun to part shade.
Plant TypePerennial herbShrubShrubShrubShrub
Mature Size1-4'H x 1-2'W3'H x 2-3'W2-3'H x 3-4'W1-3'H x 1-3'W4-6'H x 3-5'W
Flower ColorRedYellowYellowWhite to pinkYellow
Flowering SeasonSpring/SummerSpringSpringSummerWinter, Spring
Cold ToleranceHardy to -10FHardy to 20FHardy to 15FHardy to -20FHardy to 15F
Wildlife BenefitedHummingbirdsButterflies/Moths, beesButterflies/Moths, bees, reptilesButterflies/Moths, beesButterflies/Moths, bees, hummingbirds
Sowing TimeFallFall/SpringFallFallFall, Winter
Pre- TreatmentNoneNoneNoneNoneNone

Please note that we can only ship to CA, NV, AZ, and UT. Packet weighs about 1 gram

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Weight0.0022 lbs