Bloom Period: ANNUALS: Most annuals bloom from late spring to first fall frost. BIENNIALS/PERENNIALS: Most biennials and perennials will develop foliage the first season, and bloom the following season(s).
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. You can also sow half the seed 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date (hoping the last frost is earlier than usual) and sow the second half a week or two after your average last frost date (just to be safe). Mild Climates: Fall through early spring.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 7–21 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"–¼"
Seed Spacing: Scatter about 20 seeds per sq. ft. and rake in
Bring Home the Butterflies Flower Mix Seeds Reviews
Every garden wants these seeds
5 out of 5 starsJul 16, 2018
I bought this mix and put in in my bed surrounding the vegetable garden early spring zone 6. By summer the planter was full of gorgeous plants and flowers. It brought in wild bees, honey bees and butterflies. We had Swallowtails and Monarchs and about 6 other types flying in every day. The following year the perennials returned. We moved so I am buying it again. Also, vegetable production was great thanks to this.
Andrea Pellicani from OR
You don't get any easier or more beautiful
5 out of 5 starsJul 21, 2018
I love this seed mix, just sow, water, and watch them grow. I'm always surprised by the varieties that pop up. I've had different flowers germinate in different areas of the garden and it leads to an absolutely beautiful variety. It's a great addition to my butterfly garden and encourages pollinators of all sorts to stop by.
Tara P from FL
Perfect Novice Flowers
5 out of 5 starsOct 1, 2018
I put these in a garden bed and gave them just enough water without much more.. They grew so big and beautiful and continued to bloom in different colors for several months. They are no nonsense and perfect for a novice.
Ellyn from MT
5 out of 5 starsSep 27, 2019
Great addition to our pollinator garden and will order again.
Mark & Susan Hastings from MI
5 out of 5 starsFeb 26, 2020
I planted the 10g packet in my garden last season on a whim and watched all of the wonderful wildflowers quickly sprout and thrive in my little garden. By the end of the summer, I had lost count of the dozens of Monarch butterflies which were totally fixated on the Mexican Sunflowers.
David Strunk from PA
5 out of 5 starsJun 18, 2020
Bought "Bring home the butterflies", "Precious pollinators", and "Water-wise" flower mixes and planted in front and back yard in mid-April. Wow! Now have Cosmos, Zinnias, Borage, Sweet Alison, Balsams, Calendula, and Asters blooming among others I have not yet identified. Sunflowers are about to bloom. Wish I could post pics. I bought flower mixes from other companies that are not doing as well.
K. F. from NC
Mixed Flower Seed Packets
5 out of 5 starsAug 6, 2020
I subscribe to most of the natural seed catalogs, and Botanical Interests mixed flower seed packets focused on butterflies, bees, etc. are by far the best, most generous, and most affordable.
Ann M. Klein from GA
Packet Needs More Flowers and Less Foilage
2 out of 5 starsAug 9, 2020
This is a very easy way to start a butterfly garden and fill in some space. However, the packet lists many different types of flowers, but I certainly did not get all of them. In fact, I got a bunch of green foliage that is not listed on the packet. I know butterflies lay eggs on the foliage so it is needed, but I got one GIANT stemmy thing taking up most of the space, two large leafy things taking up a good chunk of space, and only a few types of flowers. I had to cut back the foilage because they were blocking sunlight from the flowers and causing them to die. Having said all that, I did get some butterflies to show up. I will give this packet one more shot next season and I suggest ensuring more flowers listed on the packet are actually in the packet.
Jordan from NE
Owner Response: Hi Jordan,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Several of the flowers in this mix are perennials. Perennials started from seed outdoors commonly takes 2 growing seasons to bloom. Every seed in this mix does eventually produce a flower, it will just take some patience. It sounds like the flower patch came in quite thickly and it will help to thin some plants out to reduce competition. We hope you will continue to enjoy this mix as more and more flowers come to maturity.
So beautiful and easy to grow!
5 out of 5 starsOct 13, 2020
I got compliments on my gorgeous pollinator garden all summer long. These seeds basically grew themselves and seemed to attract lots of insects too. Highly recommend!
Meg Smeltzer-Miller from VA
Not many blooms
2 out of 5 starsJul 2, 2021
Haven't seen many blooms
Marie from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Marie,
Since it is just July you have a lot more blooms to look forward to. We design these mixes to bloom throughout the growing season (not all at once) and as the season progresses you will see more species mature. This is natural and what one would expect unless you aren't seeing a lot of blooms due to lack of water or because the soil is poor. Happy gardening!
4 out of 5 starsJul 17, 2021
I honestly am enjoying the mystery of which flowers I am going to get. Although, it was difficult to know to pull a weed or if it was a flower. I have a ton of bachelor's buttons coming in, and to my surprise an equal amount of dill took. HOWEVER! I have this scary plant coming in that I am pretty sure isn't suposed to be in the pack. It has very prickly surfaced large leaves. A thick long stalk, and the flower buds (at least that is what I am hoping they are) look like bunched up large spider eggs. Please someone tell me what the heck it is!
Felicia from AK
Owner Response: Hi Felicia,
Please contact our horticulturists (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help identifying plants. From the description, this doesn't sound like a plant from this mix. It is not uncommon for dormant seeds to germinate in an area that is watered and cultivated for a new planting.
Bring home the butterflies
5 out of 5 starsAug 11, 2021
Everything continues to grow , I believe that next year i will need a camera because they will be beautiful. I cant wait. I will need another packet because I want to have a mansion for butterflies. yay!
Maggie from RI
Owner Response: YAY!!!
Sent as gift
2 out of 5 starsSep 24, 2021
Aloha. My Sister in the Dallas area wanted to start a butterfly garden, so I sent these as a Christmas gift last year. Unfortunately, none of them came up. Your service was awesome.
Kate from HI
Owner Response: Hi Kate,
Our seeds are tested regularly to ensure germination meets federal and our own standards. We are happy to help troubleshoot germination issues anytime to ensure you get great germination too! Please feel free to reach out when you encounter a question or problem.
5 out of 5 starsNov 16, 2021
excellent assortment, will reorder
anita from CO
5 out of 5 starsNov 30, 2021
My daughter bought me a seed packet of "Bring Home the Butterflies" for Mother's Day and I made a special garden spot near our front door. This was the most amazing flower garden I have ever planted. It was hard a first distinguishing which things were seeds and which were weeds, but after a while I had the most beautiful mix of Mexican sunflower (too many butterflies to count), cosmos, bachelor buttons, Calendula, balsam (a new one for me and beautiful!), and other flowers. I got so many compliments on this and it brought me immense joy. Highly recommend. Allow enough space for all the seeds!!
Joan from ME
Very good results
5 out of 5 starsJan 20, 2022
I have sown these seeds for three years: once in March and twice in April. I think I have gotten very good results each year. I'm not certain, though, because I have also sown other seed mixes in the same garden where I have planted these, and it is possible that wind and rain have moved seeds around before they sprouted. However, this is the only mix I have sown which contains Mexican sunflower, and each year at least a few such flowers have grown to maturity. I think that many of the other flowers in the garden have come from this mix, too,. (I thought that many, if not all, of the zinnias came from this mix, but I just checked its list of contents here, and I do not see those two flowers listed. Have they been removed from this mix.)
Salvatore from VA
5 out of 5 starsJan 21, 2022
Have been purchasing botanical seeds for several years now both at garden centers and online. Always satisfied..flowers come up beautifully and the variety in the mix is gorgeous.
Lisa from CT
5 out of 5 starsFeb 5, 2022
I absolutely loved this selection, it was so colorful and brought many butterflies to my yard..
Willette from SC
5 out of 5 starsFeb 17, 2022
I love this variety of flowers and it made my garden look so pretty. Butterflies came to the flowers which added to my delight
Joni from CA
5 out of 5 starsMay 26, 2022
I purchased 2 pks ofthese seeds from a local nursery. It has been 2 months and the flowers are tall and spectacular!! I love that they grow at different times because there is a surprise flower every few weeks or so. I have since bought 20 or so varieties of Botanical Interests eeds and am thoroughly enjoying watching every seed sprout.
Francine from FL
5 out of 5 starsJun 11, 2022
I planted these at the end of March and the seeds have grown beautifully! Now (early June) new blooms are opening nearly every day: pink & white cosmos, blue borage, yellow sulphur cosmos, blue bachelor's button to name a few. Absolutely stunning! Would definitely buy again.
Hannah from AR
Best so far
5 out of 5 starsJul 26, 2022
I enjoyed this batch more than the edible flowers one but both are amazing. I had more experience and success with this one. I planted seeds in different size pots and some in the ground and the ones in the ground flourished. I wish I can post a picture since they are starting to bloom. They are so beautiful. There is a mix off purple, orange and red blooms so far. I look at it a few times a day because its beauty brings me peace.
V from CA
My heart is full!
5 out of 5 starsAug 22, 2022
I sprinkled the Bring Home the Butterflies seed mix in one of my raised beds this spring. And it has been my biggest gardening success this summer! I can't quite tell you how much joy these flowers have brought me. I have been keeping track and about 75% of the various types of flowers have already bloomed. I love going out each morning to see what is new with the blooms. I probably should have put them in a larger space but I am not complaining. It has brought so many pollinators to my garden and the flowers are really spectacular. I wish I could post a photo but bottom line is I had no idea how much joy this little pollinator garden would bring me and I will continue to buy different seed mixes from Botanical Interests because these seeds have been so successful and fun to grow!!
Christina from CO
Owner Response: Hi Christina, We're so glad to read about your love for this Bring Home the Butterflies mix! Thank you for choosing Botanical Interests to be a part of your gardening journey!
Explosion of Color
5 out of 5 starsSep 16, 2022
I covered a 2 foot by 2 foot patch of dirt with these seeds this past spring and it has literally exploded with color and all kinds of different flowers! I've seen bees and monarch butterflies but also other unique species of butterflies. These flowers have helped to bring pollinators to my vegetables and I always have a vase of fresh cut flowers. I couldn't be happier with this blend!