This mix is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials. Each Dry Area Seedle contains 5-10 different seeds all from the varieties listed below. We recommend planting them about one per square foot for a meadow look. White Yarrow, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Garland Chrysanthemum, Shasta Daisy, Plains Coreopsis, Wild Cosmos, Sulphur Cosmos, Sweet William, African Daisy, California Poppy, Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Baby's Breath, Baby Snapdragon, Blue Flax, Sweet Alyssum, Bird's Foot Trefoil, Evening Primrose, Red Poppy, Shirley Poppy, Corn Poppy, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Yellow Prairie Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Black-eyed Susan & None-so-Pretty/Catchfly . There are 14 annuals for first-year color, plus 11 perennials/biennials for second and successive years’ bloom.
The optimum planting time depends upon your climate and average rainfall. In areas with colder winters, spring or early summer seeding is best. Spring plantings should be done as soon as the planting area can be worked, but after the last frost. Early summer plantings should only be done if rainfall patterns are anticipated or supplemental irrigation is available. Q: What are the optimal growing instructions for Hummingbird & Butterfly seed balls? Plan: 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 a Partial Shade Mixture). 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.
Plant: Place Seedles halfway into the soil, so the top half is sticking out of the soil and the bottom half is seated nicely into the soil. Grow: 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. 40-65 days Planting season: Late spring/summer, Fall Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soils: clay soil, sandy soil, loamy soil, drought/dry soil, & acidic soil. A: Each Dry Area Seedle contains between 20 and 45 flower seeds depending on the flower variety and their germination rate. Each Seedle can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser look of flower place 2-3 per square foot. A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly smaller, some bigger. No Problem Our Dry Area Seedles are perfect for areas that are out of the way or regions that have water restrictions. " data-images="22870487110 || Seedles - Dry Area Seedles ||22870489094 || Seedles - Dry Area Seedles ||22870490246 || Seedles - Dry Area Seedles ||" data-collection-handles="best-wildflower-seed-bombs,new-products,products" > Quick View. Shade exists in every landscape we've encountered, and now there is a set of flowers that can handle the partial shade, partial sun environments and still look beautiful. This premium blend is proven in areas that receive a minimum of 4 hours of sun a day. This mixture contains 26 wildflowers, 18 annuals for first-year color, plus 8 perennials or biennials for second and successive years' bloom. We recommend this for uuse up against a fence or building, or near trees or anywhere where sunlight is diminished. You'll be surprised what grows with a little attention and water. :) Perennials Wild Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) - 18" - Blooms Spring, Summer Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) - Purple 36" Summer, Fall Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) - Pink 36" Summer, Fall Forget Me Not (Myosotis sylvatica) - Blue 18" Spring, Summer Johnny Jump-Up (Viola cornuta) - Purple, Yellow, Blue 12" Spring, Summer, Fall Biennial Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii) - Orange - 18" - Blooms Spring Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) - Red, White 20" Spring, Summer Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea ) - Pink, Purple, White 36" Summer Evening Primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana ) - Yellow 48" Summer Annuals Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus ) - Blooms Spring, Summer Chinese Houses Plains Coreopsis - Coreopsis tinctoria Annual Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) - Orange 18" Spring, Summer Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans) - White 28" Spring, Summer Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) - Pink 24" Summer Rose Mallow (Lavatera trimestris) - Mixed 47" Summer, Fall Baby Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana) - Mixed 20" Spring, Summer Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum rubrum) - Red 24" Spring, Summer Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) - White 16" Spring, Summer, Fall Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora) - Pink, Purple 31" Summer Five Spot (Nemophila maculata) - Purple, White 6" Spring, Summer Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) - Blue 9" Spring, Summer Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) - Mixed 36" Spring, Summer Drummond Phlox (Phlox drummondi) - White, Pink, Red, Purple 20" Summer, Fall None-so-Pretty (Silene armeria) - Pink 36" Summer. Q: Which states are these partial shade wildflowers native to? With that said, none of these seeds are considered invasive, and most are annuals, so the perennials will stay and bloom year after year. This is such a variety of seeds, there is no single state where every one of the seeds in this mix are native at the same time. We recommend our Wildflower Seedles if you want to plant native wildflowers. Our wildflower Seedles have native wildflower blends that will grow in every state, and because they are annuals, you won't have to worry about them spreading invasive species beyond where you plant them. The optimum planting time depends upon your climate and average rainfall. In areas with colder winters, spring or early summer seeding is best. Spring plantings should be done as soon as the planting area can be worked, but after the last frost. Early summer plantings should only be done if rainfall patterns are anticipated or supplemental irrigation is available. “Dormant” seeding can be done in late fall when temperatures are low enough that the seeds will not germinate until weather warms the following spring. In mild climates, plant fall through spring, to take advantage of winter rainfall. A fall planting allows the plants to develop and provide an earlier display of flowers in the spring.
If planted in spring, make certain rainfall is expected; otherwise, supplemental irrigation will need to be supplied. Q: What are the growing instructions for these Partial Shade Mix Wildflowers? A: These shade tolerant wildflowers work well in planting Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Sunlight: Half Sun / Half Shade Moisture: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining Spacing: 4 to 8 inches apart in all directions. Site Preparation: Clear the site of any weeds and/or competitive plants like grass. Work a shovelful or two of well-aged manure or organic compost into the soil prior to planting to improve soil conditions and help promote abundant blooms. Then plant awesome annuals seed balls half-way into the soil with spacing as indicated above. Water daily until they are 4-6" tall, unless rains will provide ample water (such as in the spring or fall).
A: Each seed ball contains between 25-45 wildflower seeds depending on the flower variety and their germination rate.