A Colorful Flower Explosion
Awesome? ... but really? ... You might doubt the name, but the results you'll see hopefully will amaze you. This famous mixture of all annual wildflowers is the one that makes our fans fall in love with wildflowers. This show-stopping mix of 23 spectacular annual wildflowers gives any planting a "look-at-me" explosion of color that will have your neighbors looking into your yard with envy. From the early blooming baby's breath and red poppies through the dazzling large flowered cosmos ... you'll have a new reason to smile all summer long.
Why not try these easy-to grow wildflowers that will provide lasting, lovable show of color this year?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which wildflowers are included in this mixture?
A: We're glad you asked ... :)
- Queen Anne's Lace (Ammi majus)
- Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans)
- Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
- Baby Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana)
- Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot (Helianthus annuus)
- Lupine (Lupinus)
- Calendula / Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
- Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
- Farewell-to-Spring (Clarkia unguiculata)
- None-so-Pretty (Silene armeria)
- Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
- Sulphur Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)
- Wild Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
- Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)
- Godetia (Clarkia amoena)
- Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium ajacis)
- California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
- Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
- Indian Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
- Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata)
- Rose Mallow (Lavatera trimestris)
- Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum rubrum)
- Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
Q: Which states are these all annuals native to?
A: None. Because there are 23 different annual seeds in this variety, this entire mix isn't native to any state in particular. We recommend our Wildflower Seedles if you want to plant native wildflowers. These Awesome Annual wildflowers 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. We recommend you verify the species planting regulations for any local, state, federal laws applicable to your location prior to purchase. They are fun and flower-ful (see what I did there?).
Q: Do I really just throw them on the ground?
A: In short, yes.
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 Awesome Annual Wildflowers?
A: These easy to grow annual wildflowers work well in planting Zones 1 to 10, and the quick growing plants will become a favorite for use in container gardens, planter beds, mixed beds, and rock gardens.
Sunlight: Half Sun / Half Shade, or Full Sun
Maturity: 35-50 days from germination
Height: 12-48 inches
Spacing: 4 to 8 inches apart in all directions
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).
Q: How many do I need for my space?
A: Each of our seed balls contains between 20 and 35 wildflower 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 3-4 per square foot.
Q: How Big Are They?
A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly bigger.