Monarch Seed Mix High Diversity

Title

Monarch Seed Mix High Diversity

Number

ENT 0047

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Publication Date:

6-2017

Status

Current

Description

The Iowa State University Monarch Research Team developed this seed mix to benefit (1) monarch butterflies; (2) the rusty patched bumble bee; and (3) a wide variety of other native and non-native pollinators. The plant species were selected to perform in well-drained and moderately welldrained soils. The seed mix contains 37 species of nectar- and pollenproducing forbs (wildflowers). The diversity of forbs will provide floral resources throughout the entire growing season. The mix also contains four milkweed species as milkweed is the only host plant for monarch caterpillars. Grass species included are mostly short to medium height in order to reduce competition with forbs.

Language

en

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