FREE WILDFLOWER SEEDS
What's in the Mix:
(Contains 27 Wildflowers)
Pollinators need diverse pollen and nectar sources, so we are distributing 30,000 free seed packets to help the Adirondacks bloom with hope for our pollinators. The seeds are a mix of annual and perennial wildflowers that are appropriate for the region, including many Adirondack natives. Seeds will be distributed throughout the Park along with a colorful brochure explaining the importance of pollinators for biodiversity and food security.
When to Plant: In the Spring after the danger of frost or in summer up to two months before first fall frost.
How to Plant: Find a sunny location and remove existing plant growth. Scatter seeds evenly, compress into soil. Do not cover. Keep moist until seedlings are 6-8" high. After they are established they prefer minimal care.
Coverage: The free seed packets we are distributing contain enough seeds to cover about 4 square feet.
If you are looking to plant a larger area, you can order the same seed mix from Vermont Wildflower Farm.
PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS
Five Steps to Success for Establishing Perennial Wildflower Plantings for Pollinators