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Empire State Honey Producers Association Shade Bee Forage Mix Seed Packet

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We worked with Empire State Honey Producers Association to craft a mix perfect for beekeepers and non-beekeepers looking to attract bees and other pollinators to shady areas of their property.

This mix was created to work well in different areas of New York State. If you have questions as to whether or not it will grow well in your geographical area, give us a call at 866-569-3380.

Contains the following species:


Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Chasmanthium latifolum - River Oats

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Leersia virginica - Whitegrass

Hystrix patula - Bottlebrush Grass


Heliopsis helianthoides- Ox Eye Sunflower

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea -Purple Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-Headed Coneflower

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Solidago riddellii - Riddell's Goldenrod

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Eupatorium purpureum - Sweet Joe Pye

Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Red Columbine

Aster novae-angilae - New England Aster

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding an ounce of any of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Seed Packet contains 1 PLS (Pure Live Seed) oz. of seed which is enough to cover 250 square feet.

Detailed instructions on planting your seed packet are provided with your purchase.

This mix of native wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.


Empire State Honey Producers Association Shade Bee Forage Mix Seed Packet

Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Shade

Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators

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