Mountain Wildflower Mix,(8 ozs) FLOWERS SEED
mountain wildflower seed mix is formulated for elevations above 7,000 feet in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY.
Mountain wildflower mix is designed to do exceptionally well in the mountain areas of the U.S. The mix consists of 19 species, 45% annuals and 55% biennials or perennials which means the mix will give color the first year and prosper for many following years. Many of the wildflower varieties do well in higher elevations with limited moisture. Will reach a height of 36-48 inches under normal conditions.
ere is nothing more beautiful than a colorful field of wildflowers in the Colorado Mountains. Wildflower seed is the easiest and most economical way to get flowers growing in a large area of your yard. Some planting tips:
1. Fall is the best time to put down seed—ideally before the ground is frozen in late October. You do not want the seeds to germinate until spring, so wait until the temperatures aren’t getting above 55 degrees.
2. Roughen the soil surface with a rake and then hand broadcast the seed over the area. We often mix the seed with sand to prevent clumps of seed from falling in one spot.
3. Lightly rake the area again to compact the soil. Light compaction improves germination by providing seed to soil contact. Be sure not to bury the seeds or they won’t germinate.
4. Wildflower seeds are an exercise in delayed gratification. It will take 2-3 years before many of the flowers are mature enough to bloom.
5. We sell two different mixes of wildflower seeds. If you are a purist and want only true native flowers, make sure our staff points you in the right direction. One of our blends thrives in this climate but includes some flowers that aren’t really true natives.
6. We sell many individual types of wildflower seed: flax, lupine, penstemon, balsamroot and yarrow to name a few.
Wildflower seed mixture includes (percentages are rounded):
- 17% Baby's Breath, Annual
- 17% Wallflower, Siberian
- 12% Flax, Blue
- 9% Cornflower, Blue
- 8% Poppy, California
- 8% Blanketflower
- 4% Daisy, Shasta
- 4% Pinks, Sweet William
- 4% Larkspur, Rocket
- 3% Catchfly
- 3% Daisy, African
- 3% Daisy, African Stick
- 2% Columbine, Blue
- 1% Godetia, Dwarf
- 1% Coreopsis, Plains
- 1% Daisy, Fleabane
- 1% Sweet Alyssum, Tall White
- 1% Black-eyed Susan
- 1% Penstemon, Rocky mountain
Seeding rate: 6 - 12 pounds per acre or 3/4 - 1 1/2 pounds per 5,000 square feet
Question: Why such a broad range on the seeding rate?
Answer: Wildflower seed planting applications vary tremendously from the back yard flower bed to the 5 acre meadow. Various seeding rates are needed depending on the type of application you are considering. For your specific application use this for your guideline:
- For a meadow look with scattered wildflowers using the lower end of the seeding rate
- For an average display with good coverage use the middle range of the seeding rate
- For a lush stand with almost solid wildflowers choose the upper end of the seeding rate