Dry Climate? ... No Problem
Our Dry Area Seedles are perfect for areas that are out of the way or regions that have water restrictions. It contains 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that are drought tolerant. 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. Each pack contains 20 Dry Area Seedles. We recommend planting them about one per square foot for a meadow look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which varieties are included in this mixture?
A: A lot! ... 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.
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.
Q: What are the optimal growing instructions for Hummingbird & Butterfly seed balls?
- 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.
- 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. Do not bury.
- 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.
Maturity: Approx. 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.
Soil Moisture: Dry, average, well draining
Q: How many do I need for my space?
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.
Q: How Big Are They?
A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly smaller, some bigger.