Growing to be only 18-30” tall, this variety is perfect for the front of the meadow or a small space garden. We love Blue Flax paired with a perennial lupine like Texas Bluebonnet for a cool look, or planted on its own. This variety tolerates sandy, dry soil and will grow in almost any sunny spot. These Seedles are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. 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 Blue Flax 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 Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Soils: sandy soil, loamy soil, drought/dry soil. A: Each Blue Flax seed ball contains between 15 and 25 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. Some of the plants, like nasturtium are shade tolerant and actually fertilize your soil by storing nitrogen near the roots. A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly smaller, some bigger. " data-regular-description="Charming, Light Blue Blooms One of the easiest native wildflowers to grow from seed, Blue Flax adds charming, light blue blooms to the early season. " data-images="14421995585591 || Blue Flax Seedles ||22870505798 || Seedles - Blue Flax Seedles Flowers ||22870503046 || Seedles - Blue Flax Seedles Flower ||22870501574 || Seedles - Blue Flax Seedles ||" data-collection-handles="best-wildflower-seed-bombs,new-products,products" > Quick View. Not only do these add beautiful bee food to your backyard, you can also pick them to add an explosion of color and taste to salads, desserts, and appetizers. Fragrant, colorful and flavorful addition to the garden, the Edible Flower Mixture includes: Borage , with a cucumber-like flavor; Cilantro , with its tangy, fresh flavor and aroma; Nasturtium , whose bright yellow, orange and red blooms have a spicy, pepper-like flavor; Calendula , which has a yellow-orange flower and a mild, peppery flavor; Cornflower , with its bright blue flower and mild taste; Dianthus ‘Wee Willie,’ a tiny pink flower with a clove-like flavor; onion-flavored Chives ; Lemon Mint , which has a strong mint flavor; Pansy and Johnny Jump-Up , both with brightly colored flowers with a mild, slightly sweet flavor; licorice-flavored Lavender Hyssop ; and English Daisy , also a lovely flower with a sweet, mild flavor. Each Edible Flower Seedle contains 5-10 different seeds all from the edible flowers varieties above. We recommend planting them about one per square foot for a meadow look. These are edible flowers that also will provide a nectar and pollen source for honey and native bees. None of these flowers are known to be invasive, however some pruning may need to be done to keep plants like Borage and Lemon mint from spreading. 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 growing instructions for Edible Flower Seed balls? Site Preparation: Edible flower varieties like a rich, well draining soil, with ample water and plenty of sunshine. Don't worry though, they are hardy and will tolerate poor soil conditions and some drought once established.
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 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 Edible Flower Seedle contains between 5 and 10 flower seeds depending on the flower variety and their germination rate.