The Pollinator Garden Collection is a great way to improve the production and overall health of your vegetable garden. Attract pollinators to improve vegetable harvests, and attract beneficial insects to reduce harmful ones and keep plants healthy. The Pollinator Garden Collection includes seven varieties of some of our favorite cut flowers to plant in the vegetable garden. These varieties perform great when grown as transplants in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, but may also be direct seeded into the garden. Many of the varieties in the collection, including the Benary Giant Zinnia, can be cut and harvested several times throughout the warm-growing season. These varieties are heat tolerant and will grow until the first frost date in fall.
Pollinator Garden Collection Includes:
Cosmos Versailles Mix – A brightly-colored blend of cut-flowers with strong stems and consistent blooms throughout the warm months. Includes pink, white, and red blooms. Great for attracting birds, bees, and butterflies.
Ageratum Blue Horizon – A favorite among cut flower growers and vegetable gardeners. It produces tall, sturdy bloom clusters that are great for attracting pollinators and filling bouquets.
Celosia Chief Mix – Also known as “cockscomb”, is a colorful mix of large blooms with long, sturdy stems. Contains scarlet, rose, gold, and red-yellow bicolor blooms.
Cactus Zinnia Mix – Contains a beautiful pastel array of scarlet, rose, orange, and yellow blooms with curled petals. Great for cut flowers and attracting pollinators.
Celosia Century Mix – A colorful mix of plumosa or flame-like blooms that can get as large as 12″ tall. Includes scarlet, rose, orange, yellow, and cream-colored blooms.
Teddy Bear Sunflower – A popular sunflower variety known for its velvety blooms that attract beneficial insects and pollinators to the vegetable garden.
Chocolate Cherry Sunflower – A branching sunflower variety that produces rich, dark, beautiful blooms with tones of burgundy and chocolate. Plants grow to 6-7′ tall and bloom for 4 weeks — a great border plant for a vegetable garden.