Flowers

Butterfly Field Mix

A vibrant coloured blend with a high ratio of nectar flowers, to provide food for adult butterflies, and feed and habitat for caterpillars. This seed blend features Swan Plant and Asclepias, to make it especially attractive to Monarch butterflies. The mix also attracts bees and other beneficial pollinators into your garden.

Position

Full Sun.

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Scatter seed thinly and rake lightly into soil surface. Firm down, water gently and keep moist through germination period.
Choose a sunny, well-drained position. Add Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone before planting and fertilise regularly with Yates® Thrive® Soluble Plant Food. Thin out if necessary. Keep well watered. Protect from snails and slugs.

Care

Remove spent flowers regularly or leave to mature and self-seed.

Tips

This mix contains 33 selected varieties, including swan plant, asclepias (tropical milkweed), cosmos (Mexican aster), signet marigold, sunflower, zinnia, and California poppy. Results will vary depending on climate and time of year. Not recommended for grazing livestock.