Mule's Ears Seeds (Wyethia)

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.
Zones4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Spread 12-32" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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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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(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!

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Associated SKUsHC017681
HC017667 (1 Ounce) - Out of stock.
HC017668 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017669 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017670 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Mules Ears
Botanical Name
Wyethia amplexicaulis
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
12-32" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ships As
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
Seeds Per Packet
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
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native
Ships To Canada
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