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.
Firewheel, Indian Blanket, Black-Eyed Susan, Lance-leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Yellow Prairie Coneflower, Penstemon, Blue Flax, Mexican Hat, Shirley Poppy, Prairie Aster, Desert Bluebells, Cornflower, Sweet Alyssum, California Poppy, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Liatris, Cosmos, African Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Lacy Phacelia,
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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.)