West Wildflower Seed Mix

  • West Wildflower Seed Mix

A proven blend of hardy wildflowers that thrives well in the everchanging climate of the Western US. Whether mountainous, dry or wet, with 26 different varieties it's sure to bring color to your landscape. This mix includes 18 annuals for quick first year color and 8 hardy perennials for color in the second and successive seasons. Enjoy color for years with the hardy mix perfect for the Western US.

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Zones 2 - 6
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
Shipping Most orders ship within 5 business days. Learn More…
SKU HAS6AXX

Details

Wildflowers include:
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower), Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Chrysanthemum coronarium (Garland Chrysanthemum), Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Clarkia unguiculata (Farewell-to-Spring), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Dimorphotheca sinuata (African Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower), Gysophila elegans (Baby's Breath), Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips), Linanthus grandiflorus (Mountain Phlox), Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine), Monarda citriodora (Lemon Mint), Papaver rhoeas (Red Poppy, Shirley Poppy or Corn Poppy), Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mountain Penstemon), Phacelia campanularia (California Bluebell), Ratibida columnaris (Mexican Hat), Ratibida columnaris (Prairie Coneflower), Rudbeckia gloriosa (Gloriosa Daisy), Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan), and Silene armeria (None-so-Pretty or Catchfly).

SKU HAS6AXX
Common Name West Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 500-1000 square feet.
1/2 lb covers 1000-1500 square feet.
1 lb covers 2000-3000 square feet.
5 lbs covers 10,000-15,000 square feet.
10 lbs covers 20,000-20,000 square feet.
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
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Storable Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
Associated SKUs S1050 (1/4 Pound)
S1051 (1/2 Pound)
S1052 (1 Pound)

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 or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) 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 5 business days.

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.

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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