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 from your annual wildflowers 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.
Zones1 - 9
Ideal Region
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
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SKUHC016966

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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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).
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SKU
HC016966
Common Name
Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix
Seed Life Cycle
Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
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.
Non-GMO
Yes
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought / Dry Soil, Moist / Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
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.
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