Bee Box

Bee Box

Welcome Honeybees and Butterflies to Your Sunny Garden!

Item # 38760
Available to ship.

Part of every garden should be devoted to attracting pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies, and there is no better way to get started than with this fun and very practical kit! The Bee Box gives you everything you need to grow 6 varieties of native American wildflowers that bees simply adore!

Once you open this box, all you need to add is water and sunshine. Everything else is right here: 6 seed packets, coir disk for growing, wooden plant labels, simple instructions, and the egg carton tray.

What we love about the varieties selected for this box is that not only are they all native species, they are a nice mix of annuals and perennials. Some will return for years; others will grow and bloom only one time, but then re-seed themselves freely in the garden! And they have been chosen for a good range of bloomtimes from late spring through early fall, not to mention a rainbow of bright colors!

Here's more about each type of seed included in the Bee Box:

• Aster - Glowing purple starbursts open late in the season, extending the available nectar for pollinators. One of the best pest-fighting plants you can grow, Aster attracts "good bugs" who fend off the bad guys!

• Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) - Its common name of Bee Balm tells you just how much pollinators love its nectar! An annual that blooms from midsummer through to fall in many climates, it's easy to grow and so beautiful.

• Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) - A perennial with sunny yellow petals and a dark brown eye, this daisy is so bright and cheerful! Bees and butterflies visit frequently, but they may have to fight you for the flowers, which are so pretty you'll want to cut them for indoor bouquets!

• Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) - A long-lived perennial that not only attracts bees and butterflies, but also brings birds in autumn to feast on its seed-filled cones! A majestic presence in any garden, with downturned pinkish-purplish petals on big, billowy plants.

• Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata) - As its name suggests, bees seek out these spidery pink blooms for their valuable nectar. Flowering in early summer, this is a bushy plant that makes a big statement in any setting.

• Hyssop - Fragrance, fragrance, fragrance! Long purple spikes are studded with sipping bees at the height of the season. Easy to grow and endlessly beautiful.

Give the Bee Box to children, new homeowners, reluctant gardeners, and anyone else you know who will enjoy the years of beauty and pleasure its flowers will bring!