Save the Bees Flower Mix Seeds

4.5263157894737 out of 5 stars
(19 reviews)

The flowering plants in this mix provide food for many of the over 4000 bee species in North America. With so many gorgeous flowers and tasty herbs you'll appreciate this bountiful mix as much as the bees!

Mix includes (see diagram):

  1. Sweet Basil
  2. Bergamot
  3. Black-Eyed Susan
  4. Borage
  5. California Poppy
  6. Catnip
  7. Cilantro/Coriander
  8. Coreopsis, Lance-leaved
  9. Cosmos
  10. Dill
  11. Annual Gaillardia
  12. Globe Gilia
  13. Rigid Goldenrod
  14. Lavender Hyssop
  15. Lemon Mint
  16. Purple Prairie Clover
  17. Siberian Wallflower
  18. Sunflower
  19. Cut and Come Again Zinnia

Hardiness: 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 seasons.

Plant Dimensions: 18"–60" tall

Exposure: Full sun

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: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Scatter about 20 seeds per sq. ft. and rake in

Thinning: As needed

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Save the Bees Flower Mix Seeds Reviews

19 reviews


2 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2019
This packet did not meet our expectation for flowering plant.
Mark & Susan Hastings from MI
Owner Response: We are sorry you weren't satisfied with the Save the Bees flower mix. A customer service agent will be emailing you shortly about the issue.

Amazing color and continuous blooms

5 out of 5 stars Oct 14, 2019
I wasn't expecting much from the seed packet and I was pleasantly surprised. Particularly by the zinnias - their color and brilliance can be seen by 100 yards away across the backyard and I'm on the website in order to buy more. I'm not sure how the other customer experience the negative review but we have been thrilled with what came out of this little seed packet. The monarchs are also enjoying it!
Barb Kenny from MI

Blown away by these flowers!

5 out of 5 stars Apr 15, 2020
These flowers were spectacular, I've never had such great success and massive blooms from other seed packets. I highly recommend these and will be buying them again year after year. If only I could post a picture of how beautifully these grew, and the butterflies and bees they attracted!
Jerrica Schwartz from CO

Great Mix!

5 out of 5 stars May 8, 2020
I successfully grew this mix and it was beautiful. It has a really pretty variety, especially the flowering tobacco.
Karen from NM

Extremely Satisfied

5 out of 5 stars May 12, 2020
I planted half the packet in a large size flower pot at the end of March. The flowers are so big and I've even thinned out about 6 basil and given some as gifts to friends and family. I love this mix and I will plant it every year!
Laura Maybery from LA

Beautiful flowers!

5 out of 5 stars May 27, 2020
My favorite seeds to throw all over!
Bumble Wren from VA

Bees Galore!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 29, 2020
I am so pleased with this packet of seeds! I planted one whole raised bed and had seeds left over to share. This packet has many varieties that I've never seen or grown before. Every time I look at this little garden I see several bees, which were becoming scare in my garden. Thanks for such a high quality product. This is my first time planting Botanical Interests seeds and I'll definitely be using them again.
Debbie from SC

Save the bees

5 out of 5 stars Sep 10, 2020
I will be ordering from you next spring.
Rebecca Roberson from MI


1 out of 5 stars Nov 18, 2020
I had great success with this mix a few years ago. However this year's mix (which was labelled as being for 2021) had a very low germination rate and what did grow was stunted. (This was planted in the same location as the previous mix.) Very disappointing.
Lisette Ellis from NM
Owner Response: Hi Lisette, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry you experienced poor germination with this flower mix. Rest assured that our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed both federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help. As for stunted growth, a soil test or amendment may be in order. After seeds germinate their performance is dependent upon their environment because they utilize soil nutrients, water, and sunlight to create their own food. As we use an area and harvest vegetables or remove plants we also remove the nutrients the plants take up, depleting the soil over time. Often an inch or so of compost can perk your soil back up. Happy gardening!

Bees everywhere!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 25, 2021
Terrific mix! I get a lot of compliments from my neighbors because of the flowers and my bees are all over them.
Jenn from PA


4 out of 5 stars Jul 2, 2021
Not all seed have produced; now seeing 1 sunflower appearing & have had violet & some aster type blooms
Marie from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Marie, We hope you find even more enjoyment from this flower mix as the season progresses. We design these mixes to bloom all growing season so you will see more diversity as the season goes on, rather than everything blooming at once and petering out. Happy gardening!

Best Flower Seeds - Coming back after trying others!!!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2021
This are truly the best flowers - fabulous variety, many colors!!
Karen from GA

The bees absolutely love these flowers!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 21, 2021
These are the first wildflowers I've planted, and I am so pleased that bees have returned to my garden! And a few butterflies as well. I think all the seeds sprouted. The sunflowers were 5' high this summer. Right now, it's late November in California, and the zinnias, cosmos and borage are all still in full bloom. The California poppies and borage have actually blossomed, gone to seed, spread, and already re-sprouted elsewhere in my garden...amazing! And the bees love them all. A fantastic assortment of seeds!
Karla from CA

Awesome seed pack

5 out of 5 stars Jan 22, 2022
High performing seeds. Very happy easy to grow and my bee's loved the mix. Ordering more for this coming season.
Mary from AZ

Question about sunflowers in the mix

4 out of 5 stars Jun 19, 2022
I am having trouble figuring out if the sunflowers in this packet are annuals or perennials? Mine seem to be wilting/dying and I cannot determine if this is to be expected and natural or if I should try to save them some how? It seems like the sunflowers keep sprouting new heads and leaves off the same main stalk which gives me hope. Not sure if I should prune the drooling dying heads that petals have turned a light yellow as opposed to the richer deep yellow they started with. Otherwise extremely pleased with this packet of seeds particularly the zinnias and herbs are amazing.
Klara from TX
Owner Response: Hi Klara, We're so glad to hear that you are enjoying this seed mixture. The sunflowers are annuals. Sunflowers will begin to wilt after their peak bloom, so as long as new heads are forming and blooms as expected, this seems normal! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. Happy gardening!

Love this mix

5 out of 5 stars Jun 29, 2022
I sowed these seeds entering a hot Florida summer. I did not expect much, I was just trying to find a cheap way to attract pollinators to my yard. I have been thrilled. The zinnias, borage and sunflowers are absolutely beautiful. Some of the varieties are struggling, but that is a result of our harsh summers. The sunflowers are so healthy they provide shade for my vegetable garden allowing me to extend my growing season. I usually stick to Florida native plants, but will definitely make an exception for this seed packet.
Angela from FL
Owner Response: Hi Angela, Thank you for choosing Botanical Interests! We are glad to hear that you are pleased with this seed mix.

Love Love Love!!!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 7, 2022
absolutely love this mix! I sowed the seeds a couple years ago and they continue to self seed and it's always a nice surprise! love love love!!!
Christina from ID

Loving this strong, healthy, vibrant mix!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2022
I can't say enough good about this superlative pollinator mix. Well thought out, on many levels. Vibrant offerings for the pollinators. Hardy, strong, dependable, gorgeous variety of forms, colors & growth heights. I'm learning from it how to further nurture my soil & the pollinator it supports! Can't wait to get up in the a.m. to walk outside & see where it's at each day. It gives me a feeling of cheeriness, power, goodness & joy every day! Botanical Interests never disappoint!
Linda from NC
Owner Response: Hi Linda, at Botanical Interests, we are always thrilled to receive notes from gardeners about how they have been growing their own and sowing joy! Your sharing has always motivated us to raise our bar and provide the best. Thank you for your sharing; we gratefully appreciated it. P/S: Our forthcoming season's catalog has the theme of Cultivating Comfort; please make sure you request a copy of it to be sent to you if you have not already requested it. To request: https://www.botanicalinterests.com/catalog_request

Received as a gift

5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2022
I received these as a gift from a friend who lives on Long Island. I live in southeast Missouri. I am ordering more because they produced beautifully!
Shauna from MO

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