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COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
Butterfly & Bee Biennials Seed Collection
Bee & Butterfly Biennials Seed Collection
This selection of flowers for butterflies has masses of EARLY flowering, scented and colourful flowers. There are six packets of seeds in this collection. Flowers are shades of lilac and blue, yellow, white and pink and all of them provide nectar in abundance for Butterflies and Bees to feed on. They are perfect for growing with early flowering bulbs and will add a touch of country garden style to your garden.
These are some of the very best flowers for butterflies and bees in the most beautiful shades. If you are planning to grow flowers to encourage butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects into your garden or simply to add interest to a neglected area you can't go wrong with this selection! These varieties have been specially selected because they are reliable and butterflies and bees love their early blooms. The bonus is that they all complement each other either growing in your garden and as cut flowers. Imagine cutting a posy of these biennial flowers from your own garden for a gift for a friend.
Each collection contains seeds for these specific plants:
Lunaria annua Honesty
Dipsacus fullonum Teasel
Erysimum cheiri Wallflower
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William
Hesperis matronalis Sweet Rocket
Myosotis sylvatica Forget-me-not
These are all brilliant plants for Spring blooms. This special collection of biennial flowers for bees and butterflies will bloom for a good three to four months from April/May until June/July. They are very hardy and easy to grow. What's more they are super productive giving you a lovely early show in the garden and plenty of nectar for visiting butterflies and some lovely flowers for cutting too.
Sow direct in late summer /early autumn. You can also start seeds off indoors then plant out when your young plants are well established.
Move young plants to their flowering position in late September or October then allow them to grow on ready for Spring flowering.
Like most biennial flowers this collection prefers a sunny spot. They also grow well in partial shade. Water thoroughly once a week in dry spells for maximum nectar production, keep picking and deadheading and feed each week to keep the flowers going.
Buckets of blooms in shades of blue/lilac, white, yellow and pink produced from April/May to June/July.
For a posy pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand flowers in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Cut flowers will last up to 5 days in a vase.
This Bee and Butterfly Biennial Seed Collection contains some of the best flowers for Butterflies and Bees that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many blooms are produced and how quickly they attract beautiful insects to your garden. These varieties have been specially selected to complement each other either growing in your garden or as cut flowers in a posy. They also grow beautifully with spring bulbs and other biennial flowers such as Foxgloves and Campanula.