Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix

A customer favorite for over 30 years this special blend of wildflowers will do very well in a dry, well drained soil. Popular in costal areas or sandy soil conditions, this mix contains 25 hardy wildflower varieties. Color will begin in just 6 weeks and last all season long with 14 annual species for first year color and 11 perennial varieties for lasting color for years to come.

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Zones 1 - 9
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 HAS1CXX

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If you can’t depend on regular rainfall in your area, this proven dry area seed mix offers full flower color and a great spread. Like any seed, this drought-tolerant mix requires moisture to sprout, but is quite self-sufficient once growth begins. This premium mix includes 25 wildflowers, 14 annuals for first-year color, plus 11 perennials/biennials for successive years’ bloom.
Wildflowers include:
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower / Bachelor Button), Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Chrysanthemum coronarium (Garland Chrysanthemum), Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Dimorphotheca sinuata (African Daisy), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gailardia aristata (Blanket Flower), Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket), Gypsophila elegans (Baby's Breath), Linaria maroccana (Baby Snapdragon), Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Lotus corniculatus (Bird's Foot Trefoil), Oenothera lamarckiana (Evening Primrose), Papaver rhoeas (Red Poppy/Shirley Poppy), Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mountain Penstemon), Ratibida columnaris (Prairie Coneflower), Rudbeckia gloriosa (Gloriosa Daisy), Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan), and Silene armeria (None-so-Pretty/Catchfly)

SKU HAS1CXX
Common Name Dry Area 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.
Soil Moisture Very Waterwise, Waterwise
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
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 S1025 (1/4 Pound)
S1026 (1/2 Pound)
S1027 (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 more Planting Guides, 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.

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Last month, I wrote a review cautioning that these seeds need a lot of irrigating to start out and that by late June in central Oregon, I had seen merely a couple of varieties in bloom. Well, fast forward three weeks with warmer night-time weather and my wildflower beds have really taken off. Beautiful wispy blooms are everywhere with a lot of color and height variety. Started with a prolific alyssum-type flower, then rep poppies, now so many I can't tell what's what! So I'd like to amend my previous review by still recommending early watering for many weeks, yes, and adding good dose of patience.

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        3.0

        Need a Lot of Water for Dry Area Mix

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        from Oregon High Desert

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Broadcast in April mixed with compost in our around-the-house-and-yard flower beds after preparing the soil with high quality organic fertilzer and plenty of humus. This was necessary because of our sandy soil and arid climate in west-central Oregon. Good germination, but seedlings routinely died after about a week if they were not irrigated for 20 minutes morning and evening. I had to re-seed two additional times before I had hardy seedlings. Finally getting some blooms now in late June, but mostly only two or three varieties and they still need once daily irrigation. I haven't given up on them - hoping for more variety as summer advances. These are not a throw-and-go meadow mix by any means. I suspect fall sowing would be a better practice for these seeds and I might give them another try. I'd like to echo the other reviewers - it would be better if we knew generally which flowers to expect to help with weeding. Thanks.

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix:

          I like the fact that these wildflower seeds were adapted to our dry Colorado soil. They are hardy and are able to withstand the draught conditions when they arise, (not right now as Co. is experiencing lots of rain) the rain only makes them more prolific.

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix:

            Brings some easy to grow color and variety to a difficult landscape.

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            4.0

            You do need to do a rain dance!

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              You really need to hit these seeds with water until they are a few inches tall to get the best results.

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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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