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Wildflower Planting Instructions

We want to make sure you have all the information to plant and harvest these beautiful flowers. 

Butterfly Wildflower Seed Mix

Treat and attract butterflies and hummingbirds with this mix of 16 different wildflower seeds of mostly wild annuals and a few perennials. Bloom will begin in just 3-4 weeks after sprouting! This mix is bountiful and guaranteed not to include any invasive species. We've made sure you have enough seeds to cover 500 sq ft!

Wild Cosmos- cosmos bipinnatus

Chinese Forget-me-not - Cynoglossum amabile

Purple Coneflower- Echinacea purpurea

Baby's Breath- Gypsophila elegans

Rose Mallow- Lavatera trimestris

Baby Snapdragon- Linaria maroccana

Arroyo Lupine- Lupinus succulentus

Lemon Mint- Monarda citriodora

Red Poppy- Papaver rhoeas

Scarlet Sage- Salvia coccinea

Dwarf Sunpot Sunflower- Helianthus annuus

Black-eyed Susan- Rudbeckia hirta

None-so-pretty- Silene armeria

Crimson Clover- Trifolium incarnatum

Nasturtium- Tropaeolum majus

Zinnia Mix- Zinnia elegans

Where to Plant 

Choose a spot with with as much sun as possible, at least 6 hours daily. 

Your soil is probably already perfect for wildflowers! It's recommended that you use your soil as you find it, they don't need fertilizer to grow well and are extremely adaptable. If you can grow weeds, you can grow wildflowers!

Make sure there is good drainage. Choose a place where water doesn't stand for longer than one hour after a rainfall. 

When to Plant

The greatest threat to spring-planted flowers in cold climates is late frosts that kill seedlings. To avoid the risk of the cold harming your flowers, it's best to wait for the soil and air to warm up enough to provide favorable conditions to grow. The typical rule of thumb is to plant when your soil temperature reaches a minimum of 55F or roughly the beginning of May. 

      Tips for Planting Wildflowers in Late Spring & Summer

      -Keep your seeds and soil well-watered for the first 4-6 weeks

      -If it's too hot, or if you don't have access to water, you can safely store your seeds in an airtight container             and plant in the fall      

Seed Application

Till only deep enough to remove all old roots. In small areas, seeds can be scattered by hand and can be compressed by using your feet. You can also lay a piece of cardboard or plywood over the soil and walk over it to pack it down. Keep your new seedbed moist until seedlings are about 6-8" tall. After that they should be self-sufficient! 

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