Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix

A hardy blend of wildflowers that has proven to tolerate the extreme weather conditions of the Southwest, whether it's long periods of drought or heavy periods of rain. This mix contains 18 annual species for first year color and 8 perennial varieties for color beginning in the second season and beyond. Don't be surprised if you see your annuals reseed as this is quite common in areas with mild winters.
Zones 7 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Cut Flowers
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Size No
SKU HC017000

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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HC017000
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Wildflowers include:
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).
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SKU
HC017000
Common Name
Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Ships As
Seed
Seed 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
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast
Zones
7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Ships To Canada
Yes
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

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 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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