Full seed list

Botanical name Common Name
Achillea millefolium White Yarrow
Anagallis monellii Blue Pimpernel
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy
Gaillardia aristata Perennial Gaillardia
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum
Lupinus densiflorus Golden Lupine
Lupinus hartwegii Hartweg’s Lupine
Lupinus perennis Perennial Lupine
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine
Papaver rhoeas Red Poppy
Rudbeckia gloriosa Gloriosa Daisy
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage
Salvia farinacea Blue Sage
Zinnia elegans Zinnia

Make your own seed mix

If you’re interested in making your own mix of seeds to create an Arctic garden, we recommend any of the varieties above as well as the following garden favorites:

Wildflowers (50% of mix)
Wildflowers should make up 50% of the mix, chosen to attract butterflies, bees, seed-eating songbirds and nectar-seeking hummingbirds. Perennials include favorites like purple coneflower, coreopsis, blue flax, and black-eyed susan. Annuals include cosmos, red poppy, lupine, baby snapdragon, and more.

Grasses, Grains and Clovers (50% of mix)
Field Peas, white flowers, plus food for waterfowl and game birds (pheasant, quail, etc.).
Triticale, a common food grain that is a cross between wheat and rye. Attracts small wildlife such as chipmunks.
Oats, attractive grain plant that provides food and cover for birds and most small wildlife.
Sorghum/Sudangrass, a fast-growing food grass favored by browsing and grazing wildlife.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense). Attractive perennial clover loved by deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and bees.
Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) Short annual clover with brilliant red flowers.Attracts hummingbirds.Bird and Butterfly Favorites:
Cornflower Seeds are a highly favored food for many birds, particularly American Goldfinches.
Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea, is a favorite of Monarch and other Butterflies.
Brilliantly-colored tubular flowers, such as baby snapdragon and lupine, and also Crimson and Red Clover, are particularly effective at attracting Hummingbirds.