MNL Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Mix

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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 PlantBloom Season
Side-oats GramaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass
Blue GramaBouteloua gracilisGrass
Prairie BromeBromus kalmii Grass
Slender Wheat GrassElymus trachycaulusGrass
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositusGrass
Prairie DropseedSporobolus heterolepisGrass
Fragrant Giant HyssopAgastache foeniculumForbSummer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForbSummer
ColumbineAquilegia canadensisForbSpring
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForbSummer
Butterfly MilkweedAsclepias tuberosaForbSummer
White Wild IndigoBaptisia albaForbSpring
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForbSummer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaForbSummer
Narrow-leaved ConeflowerEchinacea angustifoliaForbSummer
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximilianiForbFall
Round-headed BushcloverLespedeza capitata ForbSummer
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForbSummer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForbSummer
Wild Lupine Lupinus perennisForbSpring
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForbSummer
Spotted Bee BalmMonarda punctataForbSummer
Large-flowered PenstemonPenstemon grandiflorusForbSpring
Gray GoldenrodSolidago nemoralisForbFall
Upland White GoldenrodSolidago ptarmicoidesForbFall
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForbFall
Showy GoldenrodSolidago speciosaForbFall
Smooth Blue AsterSymphyotrichum laeve ForbFall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForbFall
Sky-blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForbFall
Hoary VervainVerbena strictaForbSummer
Culvers's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForbSummer
Heart-leaved AlexandersZizia apteraForbSpring

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.