Native Wildflowers – Plant Now for Spring and Summer Pollinators


We have native wildflower 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.
Planting for butterflies?  Farewell-to-Spring, Rose Checkermallow, Seablush, and Lance leaf Self-heal provide nectar feeding stops for all sorts of butterflies, and are larval hosts for some.
Want to encourage native bees?  Fern-leaf Biscuitroot and Seablush help early bees; then Blue-eyed Mary and Large-Flowered Phlox provide for later spring bees; and Lance Leaf Self-heal and Varileaf Phacelia flower for longer periods into the summer for later bee species.
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 new selection of local native wildflower seeds.