Native Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix

Our Native Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix is a hardy mix of native annual and perennial wildflowers that thrive in dry, well-drained soils. This all-native wildflower mix is an excellent solution for dry meadows, lawn replacement, and xeriscapes where you want to create a habitat-friendly planting for pollinators, birds, and wildlife. Once established, this colorful mix of drought-resistant wildflowers will bloom from spring all the way through mid-fall.
Zones6 - 8
Ideal Regions
Hot Desert
Pacific Northwest
Coastal California
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Spread Up to 6' tall
Bloom TimeSpring to mid fall
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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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What's in this Mix?
Our Native Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix is a good solution for planting beautiful, resilient flowers in dry climates. We took the concept of our bestselling Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix and created a similar mix featuring only native wildflowers. Native wildflowers are hardy and resilient, well adapted to the region’s specific growing conditions, and they’re essential for supporting wildlife. Like any seed, this drought-tolerant mix requires moisture to sprout, but needs little water once established. This mix includes 6 annual wildflowers and 10 perennial wildflowers, growing up to 6 feet tall when mature. Annuals bloom in the first year, proving season-long color. Perennials 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, and purple blooms that will attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. High Country Gardens seed mixes contain 100% seed with no fillers, and all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow.

What’s In This Mix:

Deerhorn Clarkia (Clarkia pulchella)
Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)
Peruvian Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)
Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium)
Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)
Yellow Lupine (Lupinus densiflorus aureus)

Prairie Aster (Machaeranthera tanacetifolia)
Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)
Hoary Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Lewis Flax (Linum lewisii)
Palmer Penstemon (Penstemon palmeri)
Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis)
Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
Rocky Mtn. Penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristate)

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Associated SKUsHC017940
HC017925 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017926 (1/2 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017927 (1 Pound)
Common Name
Native Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Spring to mid fall
Mature Height
Up to 6' tall
Ships As
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,405 sq ft
1/2 lb covers 2,810 sq ft
1 lb covers 5,620 sq ft
Neonicotinoid Free
Soil Moisture
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
6, 7, 8
Native To
North America
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers
Ships To Canada
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.
Get more information on Planting Wildflowers
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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