Native Flower Seed and Mixes – Sow Now!

Native seeds at Shonnard’s!


Native pollinators prefer native plants, and one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve pollinator habitat is to plant native wildflowers from seed.  These re-seeding annuals and perennials provide pollen and nectar for solitary bees and butterflies, and because they are local natives they will bloom at the ideal time to feed the local populations.

Many of our native wildflowers either begin their growth during the wet season, or require extensive cold, moist periods to germinate at all. The best time (and for some, the only time) to plant these is while we have cold, wet weather – late fall to very early spring, so stop in and see our selection of local native wildflower seeds.

Planting for butterflies?  Farewell-to-Spring (Clarkia amoena), Rose Checkermallow (Sidalcea virgata), and Seablush (Plectritis congesta) provide nectar feeding stops for all sorts of butterflies, and are larval hosts for some.

Want to encourage native bees?  Fern-leaf Biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum) and Seablush help early bees; then Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia grandiflora) and Large-Flowered Phlox (Collomia grandiflora) provide for later spring bees.

We offer individual seed packets as well as seed mixes sourced from Heritage Seedlings & Liners, Inc.

Our current selection includes:

Native seeds:
Common Yarrow
Red Columbine
Farewell to Spring (Clarkia)
Giant Blue-Eyed Mary (Collinsia)
Grand Collomia
Blue Thimble Flower (Gilia)
Lomatium dissectum
Sea Blush (Plectritis)
Self-Heal (Prunella vulg.)
Purple Snakeroot (Sanicula)
Rose Checkermallow (Sidalcea)
Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea)
Narrow Leaf Mule’s Ear (Wyethia)
Seed Mixes:
Diverse Prairie Mix
Oak Understory Wildflower Mix
Urban Meadow Mix
Tough Site Mix