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Pollinator Seeds & Mix Varieties

White Blossom Sweet Clover

Seed 8-12 lbs/acre

A biennial legume used by bee keepers for its abundant white blossoms. Prefers well drained soils and has no tolerance to low pH. Tall plant like Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover but later maturing.
Seed 8-12 lbs/acre.

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

Seed 8-12 lbs/acre

A biennial legume used by bee keepers for its abundant yellow blossoms. Tall growing and very good on droughty, sandy, or shallow soils. 
Seed 8-12 lbs/acre.

Buckwheat

Seed 50-100 lbs/acre

Summer annual broadleaf that provides excellent bee forage in full summer. 
Good on all soil types. 
Can seed multiple crops within a single season. 
Seed 50lb/acre to encourage branching and flowering.

Phacelia

Seed 5-7 lbs/acre

Cool-season flowering broadleaf with frilled fern-like leaves & purple flowers.  Excellent pollinator forage species.
Used extensively in Europe for bee forage. One of the top 20 honey producing flowers.
Pollinators will prefer Phacelia over other crops. Stagger plantings if pollinators needed for cash crops.
Seed 5-7 lbs/acre

Red Clover

Seed 8-12 lbs/acre

Short-lived perennial legume that produces abundant flowers.
Preferred by native pollinators & bumble bees than Honey Bees.
Seed 8-12 lbs/acre

Bee Feed Pollinator Mix

Seed 4-12 lbs/acre; ½-1 lb/1000 ft2

This mix provides bee forage for the entire growing season. It includes annual and perennial flowers that provide pollen and nectar to honey bees, bumble bees and other native bees.
Species include: Lavender Hyssop, Rockcress, China Aster, Siberian Wallflower, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Purple Coneflower, Aspen Daisy, California Poppy, Indian Blanket, Globe Gilia, Tidy Tips, Blue Flax, Sweet Alyssum, Bergamot, Forget-Me-Not, Baby Blue Eyes, Corn Poppy, and New England Aster.
Seed 4-12 lbs/acre; ½-1 lb/1000 ft2

Albert Lea Seed MN CP42 Pollinator Mix

Our pollinator mixes contain an assortment of flowers, forbs and native grass species selected to provide blooms and forage that will attract bees and other native pollinators all season long.  The mixes meet most NRCS requirements.

11%  Big Bluestem
14.5%  Little Bluestem
7%  Canada Wildrye
3.5%   Prairie Dropseed
3%   Purple Prairie Clover
3%  Canada Milkvetch
2%   False Sunflower
1.5%   Showy Tick Trefoil
1.25%  Lance Leaved Coreopsis
1.5%  Rough Blazing Star
0.75% Shell Leaved Penstemon
0.75% Sneezeweed
0.5% Common Milkweed
0.5% Great Blue Lubelia
0.35% Cream Gentian
0.15% Culvers Root



   3.5% Indiangrass
   13% Sideoats Gramma
   4% Blackeyed Susan
   3% Evening Primrose
   3% Partridge Pea
    2.5% White Prairie Clover
    2% Maximillian Sunflower
    1.25% Anise Hyssop
  1% Grayhead Coneflower
  1% Wild Bergamot
0.75% Stiff Goldenrod
0.5% Foxglove Beardstongue
0.5% Lead Plant
0.3% Smooth Blue Aster
0.1% Showy Goldenrod











Seeding rate: 7.17 pls lbs/acre (10 lbs bulk/acre)
Included species and mixture content may vary.  Contact us for current mixture rates.

Albert Lea Seed IA CP42 Pollinator Mix

Our pollinator mixes contain an assortment of flowers, forbs and native grass species selected to provide blooms and forage that will attract bees and other native pollinators all season long.  The mixes should meet most MN and IA NRCS requirements.

14%  Big Bluestem
 4%  Canada Wildrye
0.5%  Prairie Junegrass
7.5%   Virginia Wildrye
1%   Anise Hyssop
5%  Black-Eyed Susan
1.5%   Canada Milkvetch
0.01%   Culvers Root
1.5%  Grayhead Coneflower
0.5%  Evening Primrose
0.5% Hoary Leaf Golden Alexanders
2.3% Prairie Coneflower
0.02% Monkey Flower
5.5% False Sunflower
11.5% Illinois Bundleflower
0.25% Smooth Blue Aster
1% Wild Bergamot


   10% Indiangrass
   5% Canada Wildrye
   3.5% Little Bluestem
   0.5% Rough Dropseed
   0.25% Blue Vervain
    2% Evening Primrose
    0.6% Golden Alexanders
    0.25% Heart-Leaved Golden Alexander
  0.75% Hoary Vervain
  2.2% Maximillian Sunflower
0.1% New England Aster
8.5% Partridge Pea
1% Prairie Cinquefoil
3% Purple Prairie Clover
0.5% Stiff Goldenrod
0.15% Ohio Spiderwort










Seeding rate: 7.17 pls lbs/acre (10 lbs bulk/acre)
Included species and mixture content may vary.  Contact us for current mixture rates.