Bees & Butterfly Mix


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Cover crops can be planted in spring, summer or fall! Remember that ¼ to ⅓ of your growing area should be planted to green manure cover crops every year. This ensures your soil stays healthy and productive.


A balanced mix of annual and short-lived perennials that can be used for a single season or left growing for 2 to 3 years.

Highly attractive to bees and butterflies, this diverse selection of species produces a continuous supply of blooming flowers, providing an abundant food source for pollinators throughout the growing season.

Bees & Butterfly Mix is also a perfect green manure containing many legumes that will add nitrogen, loosen compacted soils and add organic matter when tilled.

It forms a cover and establishes very quickly, with some seeds germinating as quickly as 3 to 5 days and flowers developing within 30 days.

The seed mix has a large range of planting dates from May until August, although best to plant after the risk of spring frost has passed.

Mix includes (see pictures): Buckwheat, Sainfoin, Sunflower, Meadow Fescue, Crimson Clover, Phacelia, Alfalfa, Chicory, Red Clover, Persian Clover, Alsike Clover


250g covers approximately 1000 sq. ft
1 kg covers approximately 4000 sq. ft

FOR PLANTING PURPOSES ONLY. Seed should not be used as food or feed. 

Quick Guide

  • Hardiness: Zone 2, Annuals & Perennials
  • Growth Rate: Slow, Medium, Fast
  • Germination: 3-14 days depending on species
  • Planting Dates: May 15 - August 10 
  • Seeding Rate: 250g per 1000 sq. ft (10kg per acre)
  • Max Planting Depth:  0.25” - 0.5” or broadcast and tamp to 0.25” deep
  • Growth Habit: Mix of upright and spreading plants that produce an abundance of flowers. 
  • Benefits: Pollinator food, habitat for beneficial insects, adds organic matter, improves soil structure, adds nutrients including nitrogen
  • Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
  • Usual Seed Life: 2-3 years 
  • Cover Crop Management: Allow to grow all season. Can be mowed to 3-4” before winter or in very early spring of the 2nd year. Should be tilled and replanted after 2-3 years.

Highest Quality Standards

Our cover crop seed comes from high-quality stock and is tested for germination. We've selected the best varieties available to maximize each species' potential.

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