Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix

Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix

Sick of mowing your lawn? Looking for an environmentally friendly alternative? This mix is the perfect combination of wildflowers, grasses and groundcovers specifically formulated to provide color and soil stabilization. A unique blend of 13 varieties, this mix provides an easy to grow, diverse mix that makes the perfect alternative to lawn.

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Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
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SKU HAS2CXX

Details

Take a break from mowing by planting a flowering groundcover. Composed of fine fescue, flowers and clover, this seed mix provides a colorful and diverse alternative to grass lawns. It contains 13 wildflowers: 6 annuals for first-year color, plus 7 perennials for second and successive years' bloom.
Wildflowers include:
Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile), Bellis perennis (English Daisy), Chrysanthemum multicaule (Daisy), Chrysanthemum paludosum (Creeping Daisy), Eschscholzia caespitosa(Dwarf California Poppy), Festuca ovina (Sheep Fescue), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Nemophila maculata (Five Spot), Nemophila menziesii (Baby Eyes), Saponaria ocymoides (Soapwort), Thymus serphyllum (Creeping Thyme), Trifolium fragiferum(Strawberry Clover), and Viola cornuta (Johnny Jump-Up)
Associated SKUs
HAS2CXX
S1010 (1/4 Pound)
S1011 (1/2 Pound)
S1012 (1 Pound)
Common Name Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), High Impact - Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Storable Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
Get more information on Planting Wildflowers
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable.

See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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4.0

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75%

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Love this stuff!

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from West Wendover, NV

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Been experimenting with a now mow, low water lawn/prairie wildflower xeriscape in place of a traditional lawn in the Nevada desert we live in. I seeded my yard with this mix, micro clover, the HCG No Mow and Low Work and Water grass seed.This mix has gorgeous little flowers in it that are still going strong midsummer, after other low growing native wildflowers have gone to seed. They don't seem to wilt or dry out too much.
I was going to take off one star for the price, but my yard looks like a Midsummer's Night's Dream. Will be getting more.

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4.0

Very Hardy seed!

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from west texas/new mexico

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    • Outdoors

    Good way to cover the ground where you want a thick green growth without using grass that can become a pest.....needs some water but not very frequently.

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    3.0

    meh

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    from Manti, Ut

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      I used this seed mixture as an alternative to lawn in a front part of my yard. The first year the results of this seed mixture was fantastic. I experienced a variety of continuous bloom all summer. The second year very few of the plants reseeded, now I have a wonderful patch of clover.

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      4.0

      Great product to try

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      from Cottage Grove, MN

      Planted in Spring and had a less than excellent germination rate. Great for around border edging so I can avoid mowing for longer periods. Would be nice to have different mixes and provide more perennials in the mix. Highly recommend trying it. Better results planting in late fall for spring show.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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