MNL Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Mix

Help create habitat to provide for and protect the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with this expertly designed seed mix

This seed mix is designed specifically for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Using a list of flowering species that is a high priority food source for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee’s, provided by the FWS and BWSR, we were able to use all flowering species that are from this list. This seed mix is best suited for dry to mesic soils and will reach a height of 2-4 ft. Each seed mix order will ship with an appropriate amount of cover crop seed for the project area. the species of Cover Crop seed will depend on the time of year the product is ordered, please inform us in the note section at checkout if there is a different planting time in mind. If you are interested in seeding a larger area with this mix, please email us at

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Side-Oats GramaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass23.75
Blue GramaBouteloua gracilisGrass5
Prairie BromeBromus kalmii Grass6
JunegrassKoeleria macranthaGrass.25
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass19
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositusGrass1
Prairie DropseedSporobolus heterolepisGrass1
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculumForb1.25Summer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForb5.3Summer
ColumbineAquilegia canadensisForb.3Spring
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb5.3Summer
Butterfly MilkweedAsclepias tuberosaForb1Summer
White Wild IndigoBaptisia albaForb1.5Spring
Tall ThistleCirsium altissimumForb1Fall
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForb6.6Summer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaForb8Summer
Narrow-leaved ConeflowerEchinacea angustifoliaForb.75Summer
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximilianiForb3Fall
Round-headed BushcloverLespedeza capitata Forb.5Summer
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForb.35Summer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForb.75Summer
Wild Lupine Lupinus perennisForb.75Spring
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb.75Summer
Spotted Bee BalmMonarda punctataForb.3Summer
Slender PenstemonPenstemon gracilisForb.2Spring
Large Flowered PenstemonPenstemon grandiflorusForb.5Spring
Gray GoldenrodSolidago nemoralisForb.3Fall
Stiff GoldenronSolidago rigidaForb2Fall
Showy GoldenrodSolidago speciosaForb.3Fall
Smooth Blue AsterSymphyotrichum laeve Forb.4Fall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForb.25Fall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForb1.2Fall
Hoary VervainVerbena strictaForb1.25Summer
Culvers's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForb.2Summer

MNL Rusty Patch Bumble Bee Mix

Seed mix contents likely to vary slightly throughout the growing season. Actual seed mix composition will be listed on seed tag at time of delivery.

MNL produces premium, local origin native seed.  All of our native seed is tested for noxious weeds and certified to be of local origin.  It is also tested for germination and purity, allowing us to sell it as “Pure Live Seed” (PLS).  This assures you are only paying for viable seed.