Beneficial Bug Mix

This mixture attracts beneficial bugs to the garden. Beneficial bugs include lacewings, lady bugs, hover flies, and parasitic wasps, which help to destroy harmful pests such as aphids, thrips and mites.

Scientific Name Common Name Type
Agastache foeniculum Lavender Hyssop P
Aster ptarmicoides White Upland Aster P
Cassia fasciculata Partridge Pea A
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaved Coreopsis P
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis A
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower P
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower P
Gaillardia puchella Annual Gaillardia A
Lupinus perennis Perennial Lupine P
Oenothera missouriensis Dwarf Evening Primrose P
Petalostemon purpureum Purple Prairie Clover P
Ratibida columnifera Prairie Coneflower P
Rudbeckia amplexcaulis Clasping Coneflower A
Salvia Coccinea Scarlet Sage A/P



  • 2 oz
  • 4 oz
  • 8 oz
  • 16 oz


  • Planting Rate/acre** 9-18 lbs
  • Planting rate 1/2 acre or less 4oz./1000 sq. ft.
  • Seeds/lb. 282,000

*P = Perennial A = Annual B= Biennial TP= Tender perennial, grown as an annual in colder climates
** These rates are calculated for 120 seeds per square foot, and soil preparation and weed control are possible.

(A) annuals, bloom the first year, and reproduce by seed, individual plants die each year.
(P) perennials bloom the second year, individual plants live for years, and reproduce by seeds.