Our Western Perennial Wildflower seed mix will provide long-lasting natural beauty in your landscape. This mix is drought-tolerant, deer resistant, and will hold its color in the challenging Western climate, making it the perfect way to establish a low-maintenance garden or meadow that’s alive with blooms, bees, and butterflies. Perennials will start blooming in year two or three. Once mature, each passing year will bring more color as the plants naturalize and spread, with flowers blooming from late spring through summer.
Our Western Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix is the solution for long-lasting, low-maintenance meadows in the American West. This drought-tolerant mix requires moisture to sprout, but needs little water once established. This mix includes 14 perennial wildflowers, growing up to 4 feet tall when mature. In the first year, perennials will establish foliage and roots that overwinter; they will start to bloom in in the second or third year, and will return for years to come. Look for a colorful mix of blue, red, yellow, pink, purple, and white blooms that will attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. When establishing deer resistant wildflowers, we recommend protecting seedlings and young plants with fencing or spray, so they have time to mature and establish their natural defenses. High Country Gardens seed mixes contain 100% seed with no fillers, and all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow.
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.
Get more information on Planting WildflowersView 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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