A wildflower is a flowering plant that thrives in the wild and was not purposely planted by people. It refers to native flora, but it can also apply to non-native species that have been naturalized. A packet of wildflower seeds should only contain seeds from native or naturalized plants.
Here’s what came out of one packet, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Sweet William, Foxglove, Coneflower, Blanket Flower, Blue Fax, Lupine, Mexican Hat, Gloriosa Daisy, Black-Eyed Susan, Candytuft, Gayfeather or Blazing Star, and Maltese Cross.
What a wonderful mix! We could not have done better if we’d had a choice
The 15 Different Wildflowers in Our Packet:
1. Siberian Wallflower Seeds
Siberian Wallflower is an early-season wildflower that grows on its own in wide areas. It has a sturdy 16″ stalk crowned with a vibrant cluster of orange blossoms. It is a biennial that grows tall and has vivid orange flowers.
With early-season Spring blooms, this heirloom pollinator attractor is a must-have. It flourishes in bright, sunny growth conditions.
2. Shasta Daisy Seeds
The Shasta Daisy, perhaps the cheeriest of all flowers, is a summertime classic. Shasta daisy seeds produce hardy perennials that, once established, form a dense colony.
The white petaled, golden-centered Shasta daisy blooms on a single stem and is hardy in all zones. When you see Shasta daisies flourishing in your garden, you know summer has arrived!
Its Crisp white flowers grow practically anyplace on this perennial. It is a summer-flowering wildflower that is hardy and adaptable. It prefers direct sunlight exposure.
3. Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Seeds
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is a reliable and brilliant wildflower that has long been a meadow gardener’s preference. Legendary for its hardiness and ease of cultivation.
Among the names of this genus are, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, and Tickseed.
This is native to North America, heirloom perennial. It has Long-lasting Spring blossoms that attract pollinators. It flourishes in full sun or partially shaded conditions.
4. Sweet William Seeds
This wonderful Biennial, or short-lived Perennial, Dianthus, is a lovely illustration of the diversity of popular garden flowers.
Sweet William is tolerant to a variety of soil conditions and is easy to grow in full sun or light shade.
It is a biennial plant that is excellent for bouquets. It is also easy to cultivate and suitable for use in both the sun and the shade
5. Foxglove Seeds
Foxglove is a tall, graceful flower with exquisite tubular petals that alternate in color. It is especially beloved by gardeners who want to give consistent color to moist, shaded regions — an environment in which Foxglove – and little else – flourishes!
Foxglove is a biennial plant that has a long-lasting cut flower. It thrives in wet, shaded environments. It is good in blooming traditional cottage garden.
6. Coneflower Seeds
Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea purpurea, is among the most prominent perennials in the garden.
Despite being attractive, the blossoms are used to make an incredibly popular herbal tea that is said to help boost the immune system. For the same purpose a distilled liquid is also available.
With stems that can grow up to 5 feet tall and stunning, long-lasting purple flowers that can be seen from afar, it is simple to understand why every gardener should desire them in their garden or meadow.
Echinacea is deer resistant and a native North American herbaceous perennial that is commonly known as Echinacea (a Healing Plant). Spring blooming, popular as a medicinal herb and thrives in bright, sunny growth conditions
7. Blanket Flower Seeds
Blanket Flower is a lovely native perennial wildflower. The plant has delicately colored petals with alternating red and yellow colors.
Blanket Flower Seeds can be sown effectively everywhere in the United States; however, this variety is extremely popular in dry locations with poor drainage.
It is a perennial plant with a steady and prolific flower. It is Native Wildflowers of North America and favors a complete exposure to the sun.
8. Blue Flax Seeds
Blue Flax is a classic American natural wildflower and one of our favorites. This perennial variety is also known as Linum lewisii, after explorer Meriwether Lewis, who noted this species in his writings.
Blue flax enjoys full light but can also tolerate moderate shade. Blue Flax is a bright harbinger of spring that blooms early in most climes.
It is a Perennial plant with dainty and abundant blooms. A native North American wildflower that loves direct exposure to the sunlight.
9. Lupine Seeds
Wild Perennial is a popular choice among wildflower gardeners. Lupine may have a delayed start in life. This is because it requires a full season to germinate. Then, another season to bloom. However, once established, this beauty is unstoppable!!
Seed scarification is recommended for lupine seeds. Before planting, nicking or scarring seeds with hard seed coverings helps the seeds absorb water.
Soak seeds in water overnight after scarification before planting. This will accelerate germination and help your garden grow faster.
10. Mexican Hat Seeds
Mexican Hat is a vibrant coneflower cultivar! Mexican Hat is a fascinating wildflower that thrives in harsh environments. Plant Mexican Hat seeds in direct sunlight.
It is a tall, heritage perennial with brightly colored blossoms with bi-colored summer blossoms, this plant is versatile and could survive drought season. It prospers in bright, sunny growth environments.
11. Gloriosa Daisy Seeds
Gloriosa is related to Black-Eyed Susan. Daisy is a gorgeous perennial wildflower that blooms in the middle to late season.
Blooms are typically yellow with a hint of rust near the dark center, although they can also be full yellow or red and yellow bi-colored.
It is a perennial plant that is easy to grow and has lovely flowers. It is also a native North American wildflower that loves complete exposure to the sun.
12. Black-Eyed Susan Seeds
The Black-Eyed Susan is a must-have in any wildflower meadow and is by far the best recognizable of the traditional North American wildflowers.
This flower is exceptionally hardy, and while it favors the sun, our testing has shown that it can survive partial shade as well.
It is indigenous to the eastern United States but has become widely naturalized throughout the rest of the country.
13. Candytuft Seeds
Candytuft is a versatile garden favorite that provides flashing tones of brilliant pinks, purples, and white. Candytuft has a lovely smell that attracts birds, bees, butterflies, and even humans!
14. Gayfeather or Blazing Star
Blazing Star Liatris is a lovely perennial shrub that is commonly used in flower arrangements. Gayfeather has a long flowering season and attracts bees and butterflies with its towering spikes of small purple florettes.
It is a perennial plant that is attractive and heirloom. It has a purple summer bloom is ideal for pots or cut flowers. It thrives in full sun or moderately sheltered conditions.
15. Maltese Cross Seeds
Maltese Cross is also known as Dusty Salmon is a beautiful perennial wildflower that blooms clusters of rose-colored flowers atop tall stalks. Maltese Cross prefers full sun and will bloom from summer through October.
A one-of-a-kind, heirloom perennial pollinator attractor with summer blooms that is ideal for cut flowers. It thrives in bright, sunny growth conditions.
How to Sow Wildflower Seeds?
It is best to plant wildflower garden seeds in March and April, or maybe around September if your soil is well-drained and light. They prefer an open position in direct sunlight.
Autumn seeding favors poppies and cornflowers for yearly displays, whereas spring sowing favors corncockles and corn marigolds.
Clear The Way
Clear away all existing plants and grass from the ground.
It is especially crucial to get rid of invasive perennial weeds like stinging nettles, docks, and couch grass. This is best done by hand in wildlife regions.
When hand mowing is impracticable, a comprehensive glyphosate-based weed killer can be employed; however, glyphosate should only be used on calm, windless days.
Avoid using glyphosate in regions with ponds and waterways.
No Fertilizers or Manure to Be Used Yet
To produce a flat seedbed, turn the soil over and firm it thoroughly before raking. Do not use fertilizers or manure since they increase grass growth, which crowds out the wildflowers.
It is preferable to give the soil up to 6 weeks to settle. This also permits weed seeds to grow, after which they can be eliminated with a hoe or weed killer.
If the soil in your garden is highly wealthy and you want to grow a perennial wildflower meadow, try to remove the top 5-10cm of soil.
Does It Get Easier Than This?
One gram of pure wildflower garden seeds will cover one square meter of soil.
Seeds of wildflowers and grass should be sown at a rate of 5g per square meter. Mix the seed with silver sand to observe what happens.
Nothing Fancy Choice Wise
It excludes horticultural choices, hybrids, and produced kinds or types. Ideally, the seed mix would be region-specific, as each location has its unique set of native wildflowers.
Mother Nature’s in Charge
Most likely, this is the best wildflower mix for you. That it if you plan to sit back and let Mother Nature do her thing. You are finished once you’ve done the required soil preparation and sown the seed.
Many of the most popular perennial wildflowers are included in the All-Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix, including Lupine, Flax, Coreopsis, and Shasta Daisy.
As with other perennials, the All-Perennial Wildflower Mix will only produce a few blooms the first year it is planted. This is perfectly normal!
Perennial varieties often have limited fertilization in their first growing season after sowing but will blossom fully the next planting season.
100% Pure Living Seed
This package contains 15 different wildflower varieties. There are no fillers or inert substances in this product, it is 100 percent pure living seed.
What a beautiful sight, a cluster of mixed wildflowers in a glorious multicolored, riotous display, swaying slightly in the wind. How lovely!