Monarch Butterfly Seed Bricks have the perfect collection of wildflowers native to the US Great Lakes Region wrapped in a protective coating of clay and compost, these seed bricks are perfect for dense plantings, the larger surface area gives more room for the seeds to generate, turning your yard in to a Monarch Butterfly Habitat.
The seeds selected for this mix are two types of milkweed, Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), which are larval host species of the Monarch Butterfly and vital to their survival. Along with a verity of favored nectar plants like Purple Cone-flower (Echinacea purpurea) and Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), 12 species total that will also attract other butterflies, bees and even humming birds.
Simply toss these "Butterfly Bricks" into a prepared flowerbed, an existing wildflower meadow or even a vacant lot in your neighborhood. The clay protects the seeds from birds and other animals that might eat them, while the compost gives the seeds a little boost for germination.
Best time to sow is October - February, some wildflowers take up to 2 years to germinate and bloom. Most seeds are perennials.
Native Seeds to the Great Lakes Region: Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Purple Coneflower, Nodding Wild Onion, Foxglove beardtongue, Common Milkweed, Sneezeweed, Swamp Milkweed, New England Asters, Obedient plant, Wild Rye, Little Blue Stem.