Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower/Bachelor Button), Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Chrysanthemum coronarium (Garland Chrysanthemum), Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Ox-Eye Daisy), Clarkia amoena (Godetia), Clarkia unguiculata (Farewell-to-Spring), Collinsia heterophylla (Chinese Houses), Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-Leaf Coreopsis), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Dimorphotheca sinuata (African Daisy), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Galillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket), Gysophila elegans (Baby's Breath), Linaria maroccana (Baby Snapdragon), Linum grandiflorum rubrum (Scarlet Flax), Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax), Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine), Nemophilia menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes), Papaver rhoeas (Red Poppy/Shirley Poppy), Phlox drummondi (Drummond Phlox), Ratibida columnaris (Prairie Coneflower), Rudbeckia gloriosa (Gloriosa Daisy), and Silene armeria (None-so-Pretty/Catchfly).
|Common Name||Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Plant Type||Annuals & Perennials|
|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|
|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.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||Yes|
|Associated SKUs||S1041 (1/4 Pound)
S1042 (1/2 Pound)
S1043 (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 (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.
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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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