Sierra Club Wildflower Seeds in a Planter Box

The Sierra Club is aware that pollinators, bees and their friends, are losing habitat.  Land that used to be covered by native plants and wildflowers is being converted to housing, roads, and urban areas.  

To help this situation the Sierra Club sends out packets of wildflower seeds that they call “Bee Feed”.  We got one packet in the mail a couple weeks ago.

The Bee Feed seed pack can also be purchased at the Sierra Club website here.  The price as of this posting was $1 for a packet of seeds.

According to our packet, the following flower seeds are mixed inside:

  • Chinese Forget-Me-Not
  • Siberian Wallflower
  • California Orange Poppy
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Single Mix China Aster
  • Mixed Corn Poppy
  • Lance Leaved Coreopsis
  • Blue Flax
  • Annual Baby’s Breath
  • Globe Gilia
  • Indian Blanket
  • Plains Coreopsis
  • Tall White Sweet Alyssum
  • Lavender Hyssop
  • New England Aster
  • Crimson Clover
  • Clasping Coneflower
  • Lacy Phacelia
  • Bergamot

We are going to plant Sierra Club Bee Feed flower seeds into some of our City Picker or EarthBox container planter boxes on our balcony this year.

Will any of these plants make it in these containers?  Will bees or other pollinators make it up to the elevation of our balcony?

I will update this post later this season with pictures of any flower that survives or thrives.