Native Flower Seed Mix For Monarchs

Monarch populations have been in decline for a number of years, and the loss of nectar sources and milkweeds has been indicated as a major contributor to these declines.  This mixture is composed of native wildflowers and milkweeds which supply nectar sources to adult monarchs.  Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food for monarch caterpillars.  This mixture is intended for use in the monarch’s summer breeding range and flyway zones.

Scientific Name Common Name Type
Helenium autumnale Autumn Sneezeweed a
Monarda fistulosa Bergamot a
Rudbeckia lacinata Cutleaf Coneflower a
Liatris spicata Gayfeather p
Verbena stricata Hoary vervian p
Silphium perfoliatum Cup Plant p
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly milkweed a
Rudbeckia amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower p
Gaillardi pulchella Indian Blanket a
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaved Coeropsis a
Aster Novea-angliae New England Aster a
Heliopsis helianthoides Ox-eye Sunflower a
Vemonia fasciculata Prairie Ironweed p
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower p
Solidago rigida Rigid Goldenrod p
Aster laeevis Smooth Aster a
Eutrochium maculatum Spotted Joe Pyeweed p
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed a
Bidens aristosa Tickseed Sunflower a
Helianthus annuua Wild Sunflower a



  • 4 oz
  • 16 oz
  • 8 oz


  • 8 oz covers 1000 sq. ft.
  • 11-22 lb per acre

Key Benefits

  • pollinator

*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.