Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix
Tired of deer munching your flowers? We’ve designed a custom mixture of wildflowers that deer will ignore. It’s a beautiful combo of 17 species, 10 annuals for first year bloom, and 7 tough perennials or biennials for second and successive years. You’ll
have plenty of color with big favorites like red poppy, lupines, wild foxglove, gaillardia, plus many more.
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Anagallis monellii (Pimpernel), Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-Leaf Coreopsis), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gaillardia aristata (Perennial Gaillardia), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Lupinus densiflorus (Golden Lupine), Lupinus hartwegii (Hartweg's Lupine), Lupinus perennis (Perennial Lupine), Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine), Papaver rhoeas (Red Poppy), Rudbeckia gloriosa (Gloriosa Daisy), Salvia coccinea (Scarlet Sage), Salvia farinacea (Sage), and Zinnia elegans (Zinnia)
|Common Name||Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Plant Type||Annuals & Perennials|
|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|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|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||S1015 (1/4 Pound)
S1016 (1/2 Pound)
S1017 (1 Pound)
Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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- Difficult To Use
- Poor Germination Rates
- Poor Seed Mix Balance
- Yarrow Noxious Someplaces
- Where Achillea Not Noxiou
Comments about High Country Gardens Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix:
I have used and enjoyed other High Country Gardens products. I was terribly concerned about this one. The flower mix included so much Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) that the County Weed control people became concerned--as did I. We had a handful of the other plants germinate and bloom. Three poppies and a handful of lupins actually bloomed. The Achillea were virulent and in one season spread well beyond their planting area. Because we have a lot of wildlife I did not want to use poison to kill the area where they grew (~100ft x 75 ft). I spent several days watering and pulling them by hand. We took 5 well packed construction grade plastic bags of them to the dump. It is nearly November and I am still pulling the remains of them. I was so disappointed. I did know that there were Achillea in the mix but I did not expect such an overwhelming amount. I should also say it was not soil specific we had other native grasses and plants growing in adjacent areas.
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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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