West Wildflower Seed Mix
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower), Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Chrysanthemum coronarium (Garland Chrysanthemum), Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Clarkia unguiculata (Farewell-to-Spring), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos), Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos), Dimorphotheca sinuata (African Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower), Gysophila elegans (Baby's Breath), Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips), Linanthus grandiflorus (Mountain Phlox), Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax), Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum), Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine), Monarda citriodora (Lemon Mint), Papaver rhoeas (Red Poppy, Shirley Poppy or Corn Poppy), Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mountain Penstemon), Phacelia campanularia (California Bluebell), Ratibida columnaris (Mexican Hat), Ratibida columnaris (Prairie Coneflower), Rudbeckia gloriosa (Gloriosa Daisy), Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan), and Silene armeria (None-so-Pretty or Catchfly).
S1050 (1/4 Pound)
S1051 (1/2 Pound)
S1052 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
|Common Name||West Wildflower Seed Mix|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Seed Life Cycle||Mixture of Annuals & Perennials|
|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, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance|
|Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Storable||Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions
- 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.
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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Comments about High Country Gardens West Wildflower Seed Mix:
I live in the Boise foothills area where there is lots of sandy soil. I planted this mix on my west-facing and sloped front yard. I planted these in April I believe. I was constantly surprised by new types of blooms up until early October. Even at the time of this review, October 28, I still have a few stragglers in bloom. I'm getting another bag of this comenspring time for sure.
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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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