Thanks to the generosity of the Duke Energy Foundation, we are distributing free packets of native plant seed to South Carolina residents to attract pollinators to your garden!
These seeds are from Ernst Conservation Seeds, where they grow, process and sell hundreds of species of native and naturalized seeds and live plant materials for ecological restoration, sustainable landscaping, reclamation, wetlands and natural resources conservation.
Each packet covers roughly 15 square feet, and contains seeds of the 8 native, drought-tolerant plants shown on this page. Click on any photo for more information about that plant from Clemson's Carolina Yards Plant Database.
Seeds should be planted after April 1st in full sun. All of these plants are perennials and will come back every year.
South Carolina residents - scroll down to submit a request for a free packet of seeds!
In addition to planting native nectar plants for pollinators, be sure that you are using Sustainable Gardening Practices, and not using pesticides in your yard.
Also, check out these links for more information:
- Click here for a full list of nectar plants for pollinators, as well as caterpillar food sources
- Click here to learn more about Gardening For Wildlife, including how your yard can become a Certified Wildlife Habitat!
Request your FREE packet of pollinator plant seeds here: (SC residents only please)
Thank you to the Duke Energy Foundation for sponsorship of these seed packets!