Hundredfold Canada Keystone Wildflower Seed Mix to Support Native Pollinators & Specialist Bees, Seeds Containing New England Aster, Gray Goldenrod & Maximilian Sunflower, Attract Beneficial Bees, Moths and Butterflies
- 115 native butterfly/moth species are supported by Goldenrod (Solidago)
- 112 native butterfly/moth species are supported by Asters (Aster)
- 73 native butterfly/moth species are supported by Sunflower (Helianthus)
- Each order includes three packs of seeds: 50 seeds of Maximilian Sunflower, 100 seeds of New England Aster, and 500 seeds of Gray Goldenrod.
- Hundredfold is a Canadian trademark. Good fruits multiply/Les bons fruits se multiplient
- All flowers are low-maintenance perennials that return each year
- Picture 1: Aster, Picture 2: Goldenrod, and Picture 3: Sunflower. The rest of the pictures show wildlife and flowers.
- Specialist bees are bee species that visit just one host-plant species, genus or plant family to gather pollen, while generalist bees collect pollen and nectar from many different plant species. Host-plant specialist bees are completely dependent on a small group of native plant species for pollen, nectar, and sometimes floral oils.
Bees aren’t created equal. Some are gentle and some are fierce. Honey bees as an introduced species to Canada are more aggressive than native bees. Therefore they often out-compete native bees for food and territories. To support our native pollinators, the only way forwards is to restore the native vegetation.
Many want to support native insects but are limited by resources. To maximize the space, it is suggested to plant the most ecologically valuable wildflowers, also regarded as the keystone species. Accordingly to Professor Doug Tallamy’s research, goldenrod, aster and sunflowers are the top three native wildflowers that support native insects.