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New collection: prairie daisies for late summer nectar


Our native meadow species have evolved to finish flowering before the hay is cut in June so August can be a tough time for bees. In America, there are still vast expanses of natural, uncultivated, prairie land which are the equivalent of our traditional meadows; swathes of grassland containing patches of flowers. These daisies are native to the prairie landscape and provide very welcome nectar until the frost begin. Try this collection and maybe add veronicastrums too for real autumn drama in the border!