Annual varieties in this wildflower seed mix have a spreading or mounding growth form which creates an even, 12 inch tall carpet of brilliant flowers in sunny hues. This wildflower ground cover seed mix includes cultivars such as Rocket Candytuft 'Empress', Calendula 'Gypsy Festival', Sweet Alyssum 'Royal Carpet' and Classic Zinnia. GMO FREE!
Dwarf Sweet Alyssum
Dwarf French Marigold
Plant 2 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. or 5 lbs. per acre.
Approx. number of seeds per lb. - 333,000
Our wildflower mixtures are formulated on the basis of climatic conditions (rainfall, temperature range, humidity) and elevation. Most species in our mixtures adapt readily to different soil types provided climate and elevation are suitable. Annuals have been included to establish cover quickly and to give color the first year; some may produce new plants the following year (the biennials may also reseed). Perennial plants live for more than two years, and most flower from the second year onward.
These mixtures are blended to give the widest possible range of colors and periods of bloom. Very few wildflowers bloom continually throughout the season; therefore, we have included spring-, summer-, and fall-blooming species in each mixture. Colors include blue, purple, red, white, yellow and pink. Mix heights vary from 10 inches to 8 feet. See the chart beginning on page 6 for the height, color and blooming period of each species.
In general, our mixtures are formulated to contain approximately equal numbers of seeds of each species. This varies somewhat because of costs, availability and/or climatic conditions. For example, in the Moist Mixture we have given less seed of species that are particularly aggressive. We strive for a balance of the highest quality for each geographic area.
Mixtures may vary occasionally from the indicated listing, based on availability of individual species.
Most wildflower seeds and mixtures have a purity of 95-99% and total viable seed percentages of between 70-95%. The total viable seed percent is the germination percent, plus the hard seed or dormant seed percent. Hard seeds have impermeable seed coats and cannot imbibe water during seed testing. Dormant seeds are viable seeds that have specific physical or physiological conditions that prevent the seed from germinating at the time of seed testing. The PLS (Pure Live Seed) is obtained by multiplying the percent purity by the percent total viable seed and then dividing by 100.