Douglass King Seeds has designed a Texas Native Seed Mix for pollinators that can be added to your custom mix.
These forbs will provide food for caterpillars of butterflies and moths, provide nectar for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and provide seeds for songbirds. Species included are also beneficial habitat components for quail, deer, and turkeys.
This mix provides nectar and blooms from March through Thanksgiving.
Best Time to Plant: mid-August through October.
Landscape Planting Rate: 1-2 lbs per 1,000 square feet
- A 1 lb. bag should cover about 500 square feet. (Or a 50′ by 10′ area.)
- A 2 lb. bag should cover about 1,000 square feet. (Or a 50′ by 20′ area.)
Rangeland Planting Rate: 10-20 lbs. per acre.
- A 5 lb. bag should cover about 1/4 of a acre.
Type: Warm Season Annual
Components: Texas Bluebonnet, Cuero Purple Prairie Clover, Eldorado Engelmann Daisy, South Texas Gaillardia, Venado Awnless Bush Sunflower, Zapata Rio Grande Clammyweed, Partridge Peas, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Clasping Leaf Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Mexican Hat, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lemon Mint, Standing Cypress, Indian Blanket, Drummond Phlox.
Give it a Monarch Boost! Add a packet of Mariposa Zizotes Milkweed to spread with your pollinator mix to add one more butterfly species that can benefit from your garden!
*The graph shows when each species in this mix will bloom, and whether birds, bees, or butterflies benefit from it. The butterflies are listed by how many species of butterfly use the plant as a larval host, which means where they will lay their eggs. For example, 27 different species of butterflies will lay their eggs on bluebonnets. Butterflies are very specific as to where they will lay their eggs. Details on which species prefer the plants came from The National Wildlife Federations Native Plant Index, The Audubon Society, BeeSponsible, and the Native Plant Network.