Attract butterflies and hummingbirds from spring through fall.
Flowers reach about 3 1/2′ and create a meadow effect. Mix contains:
• Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Milkweed (P)
• Callistephus chinensis – China Aster (A)
• Centaurea cyanus – Bachelor’s Button (A)
• Cheiranthus allionii – Siberian Wallflower (P)
• Clarkia amoena – Godetia (A)
• Coreopsis lanceolata – Lanceleaf Coreopsis (P)
• Coreopsis tinctoria – Plains Coreopsis (P)
• Delphinium consolida – Larkspur, Rocket (A)
• Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower (P)
• Eschscholzia californica – California Poppy (A)
• Gaillardia aristata – Blanket Flower (P)
• Gaillardia pulchella – Indian Blanket (A)
• Iberis umbellate – Candytuft (A)
• Liatris spicata – Blazing Star (P)
• Lobularia maritima – Sweet Alyssum (A)
• Lupinus perennis – Perennial Lupine (P)
• Monarda citriodora – Lemon Mint (A)
• Ratibida columnifera – Prairie Coneflower (P)
• Rudbeckia hirta – Black-eyed Susan (P)
• Salvia coccinea – Scarlet Sage (A)
(Varieties subject to change depending upon availability.)
Ht. 10-48″. Avg. 7,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-28 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) – Prepare weed-free field or bed area. Broadcast mixture evenly over area. Lightly rake seed and gently tamp into soil to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Seed should be no deeper than 1/8″. Keep area moist to aid germination. Planting Times: Plant in late spring, early summer, or late fall. For fall sowing, wait until the soil temperature is too cool to allow seed germination (below 40ºF/4.4ºC).
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 10-48″ Plant heights vary depending on species.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.
USES: Natural plantings for beds and field areas.
SEEDING RATES: A packet (approximately 650 seeds) sows a 75-100′ row or 5-10 square feet; 1/2 lb. sows 1,000 square feet.; 11-22 lb./acre. Use the higher rate for maximum color and when adequate soil preparation and weed control are not possible.
SEEDING RATES: A packet (approximately 50 seeds) Use the higher rate for maximum color and when adequate soil preparation and weed control are not possible.
USE: Natural plantings for beds and field areas.
Next time I will plant these in March so that by the end of summer I will have much larger plants and more variety.