Transform your wildflower meadow or garden with these incredible and beautiful deer resistant seed balls! These will help you to protect and produce plentiful blooms filled with color that deers won't eat.
Containing 17 wildflowers that deter deer and other critters, the Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix brings loads of beautiful blooms to your landscape. Perennials like Lupine, Gaillardia and Lance Leaf Coreopsis return and multiply each season, while annual varieties like California Poppy, Zinnia and Scarlet Sage burst into blooms the very first year. Growing well in most regions (zones 1-8), the Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix contains only 100% pure, non-GMO neonicotinoid-free seeds. Guaranteed to grow.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 exact seeds are part of the Deer Resistant seed mixture?
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Q: What are the growing instructions for Deer Resistant?
A: These easy going, low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants are a favorite for use in container gardens, mixed beds, rock gardens and water-wise landscapes.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Maturity: 55-80 days from seed to flower
Height: 12 to 48 inches
Spacing: 6 to 12 inches apart in all directions
Germination Time: 10-21 days after sowing depending on soil and weather.
Days To Bloom: 45-70 days after germination
Planting Time: Mid February until end of May and mid August until mid November.
Deer Resistant wildflowers do well in loamy soil, sandy soil, clay soil, acidic soil, with medium moisture and plenty of sunshine. Don't worry though, they are hardy and will tolerate poor soil conditions and light drought once established. Prepare your soil by removing all existing growth and debris. Better soil preparation means more flowers!
Then plant seed balls halfway into the soil with spacing as indicated above. Good seed-to-soil contact encourages good germination and healthy roots. Do not bury wildflower seeds. Keep moist and 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 Deer Resistant Seedle contains between 20 and 25 wildflower seeds. Each Seedle can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser look of flowers 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.
Q: What zones do Deer Resistant wildflower seeds grow?
A: Zone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.