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Mule's Ears Seeds (Wyethia)

Wyethia amplexicaulis
SKU: HC017681
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In late spring, Mule's Ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis) begin to open, with large yellow flowers accenting bright green lance-shaped leaves and attracting pollinators from miles around. Plant the seeds of this Western native wildflower to grow a carpet of sunshine and deep root systems that help prevent erosion., At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Wyethia amplexicaulis
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Seed Coverage
1 oz covers 85 sq ft
1/4 lb covers 340 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,360 sq ft.
32 lb covers an acre
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds


(12-32" tall) Pluck one of the bright green leaves and imagine it perched on a mule's head, and you'll quickly see how the Mule's Ears plant got its name. What the name doesn't describe is how bright and cheerful the sunflower-like blossoms are! Mule's Ears blooms from late spring to early summer with large yellow flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and birds. The plant thrives in full sun and adapts to most soil types, as long as they're well-drained. In its native habitat on open hillsides and meadows in the Mountain West, Mule's Ears forms dense stands that not only bloom beautifully, but also provide cover for birds and small mammals. The plant's extensive root system holds soil in place, helping prevent erosion. Grow a carpet of sunshine!