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
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size12-32" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingDue to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1. Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June. Learn More…
SKUHC017681

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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HC017681
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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
HC017669 (1 Pound)
HC017667 (1 Ounce)
HC017668 (1/4 Pound)
HC017670 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Mules Ears
Botanical Name
Wyethia amplexicaulis
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
12-32" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
27,000
Seeds Per Packet
21
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 340 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,360 sq ft.
32 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native
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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Due to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1.

Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June.

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