Drought-Tolerant Wildflower Mix
This mixture of annuals, perennials, introduced and native wildflowers is specifically designed to thrive in sunny dry areas. This mix would be ideal for areas along paving or areas with low annual rainfall. In temperate climates, plant Drought-Tolerant Wildflower Mix in the fall when the soils have cooled and there is more moisture. In northern areas, plant in the early spring. Lightly rake in and cover with a thin layer of good soil or mulch to aid with water retention, no deeper than 1/8 – 1/4th inch. If irrigation is possible, soak the area once and keep moist until germination. In dry climates or in drought, up to 1/2 inch of irrigation per week may be required after germination until plants become well established.
California Poppy, Orange (Eschscholzia californica), Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia), Bachelor Button (Centaurea cyanus), Blue Flax (Linum perenne, appear.), Shirley Poppy, Mixed (Papaver rhoeas), Shirley Poppy, Red, Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), Cosmos, ‘Sensation Mix’ (Cosmos bipinnatus), Lance-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata), Indian Blanket(Gaillardia pulchella), Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbekia hirta, ‘Gloriosa’), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbekia hirta), Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), Rocky Mtn Beeplant (Cleome serrulata), Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima), Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia), Rocky Mtn. Penstemon (Penstemon strictus), African Daisy (Dimorphotheca aurantiaca), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)
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Recommended Seeding Rates
(from lush to moderate coverage)
1 oz. 100 -150 sq ft.
4 oz. 375 – 500 sq ft.
8 oz. 750 – 1000 sq ft.
1 lb. 1,500 – 2,000 sq ft.
5 lb. 7,500 – 10,000 sq ft.
10 lb 15,000 – 25,000 sq ft.
25 lb. 1-2 acres (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.)