Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix

A beautiful blend of 16 different wildflowers native to the Southwest region of the US. This mix includes 10 quick blooming annuals along with 6 hardy perennials for lasting color.

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Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
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SKU HAS2BXX

Details

Aster tanacetifolius (Prairie Aster), Baileya multiradiata (Desert Marigold), Clarkia unguiculata (Farewell to Spring), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Eschscholzia mexicana (Mexican Gold Poppy), Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket), Gilia tricolor (Bird's Eyes), Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax), Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips), Lupinus arizonicus (Arizona Lupine), Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine), Mentzelia lindleyi (Blazing Star), Nemophilia maculata (Five Spot), Oenothera pallida (White Evening Primrose), Oenothera speciosa (Showy Pink Evening Primrose), Phacelia campanularia (California Bluebell), and Ratibida columnaris (Mexican Hat).
Associated SKUs
HAS2BXX
S1035 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
S1036 (1/2 Pound) - Out of stock.
S1037 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
Common Name Native Southwest 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.
Native Yes
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, 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), Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Southwest
Zones 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

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4.7

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5.0

Even growing in the yard's "Dead zone"

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from Kanab UT high desert 5000ft up

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Grows where nothing would
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry hot problem areas
    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about High Country Gardens Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix:

    The southwest corner of the house is just brutal. Completely unprotected with dark rock landscaping and hot stucco house, no roof overhang. Disturbed construction soil that is extremely compacted. The wind and sun comes from that direction and it is on a non-water-retaining slope.
    Our soil here is the pits, alkaline and low nitrogen.
    It was a catch 22 that nothing I planted could get started as a pioneer species that would help pave the way for other plants. Nothing could grow because nothing was growing.
    So I decided to over-plant in a dense matrix of extremely hardy and water wise, sun tolerant desert plants.
    I went with a full arsenal of small trees, shrubs, grasses, fall planted (spring blooming) bulbs, succulents, evergreen perennials, groundcovers and then this herbaceous perennial and annual seed mix.
    I am happy to report that this plan of getting everything in the ground and then letting them all grow up together and supporting each other by providing one another with shade and water retention is creating a sort of living mulch.
    The dead zone is quickly turning into an oasis!
    I sowed the seeds early last winter and now that it is very early spring, they have sprouted and are doing very well! I can see several different species already.
    What care I provided: not much! When the ground was somewhat soft following some precipitation, I used a hard rake to create little ridges in the soil to capture the seed so they wouldn't wash away. I then spread the seeds and walked over them to press them into the soil. After they sprouted in very early spring, I watered them whenever we would have a very hot dry spell lasting more than seven days . This is such an exposed area that sometimes I had to sprinkle on a little water twice a day instead of just once.
    The attached photo shows a sampling of this seed mix's young growth. It looks like a miniature jungle and I could not be more pleased.

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    4.0

    Beautiful fresh seeds

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    from Dewey. Az

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Needs Continual Moisture

    Cons

    • Needs Continual Moisture

    Best Uses

    • Plant In Flat Area

    Comments about High Country Gardens Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix:

    Only rain received in AZ this spring washed seed away. Then we got brutal heat with wind. Will try again. Will plant on flat area this fall. Cover with screen to protect from critters.

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    5.0

    Even with a drought!

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    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix:

      I spread these seed over a large area and now my yard is completely covered with beautiful flowers. I did the spreading over several days, so they are all coming out a different times. I am so happy to have turned my backyard into a wild flower meadow. It was so ugly and discouraging and now it is beautiful and full of flowers and butterflies and bees. I have so many flowers, i have been able to gift my friends with beautiful bouquets. i am now the Flower Lady! And am hoping they will self-seed, as in your description and I will be able to enjoy my flowers for many seasons to come. And even with our horrible drought, my flowers are thriving! Thank you!

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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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