A buffet of flowers that has something for everyone.
The best way to help pollinators is to diversify your garden or landscape. Use as many different plants as your landscape and aesthetic will allow in as many places as possible. Because many flowering plants typically have a brief but specific flowering time, offering a range of plants may provide needed sustenance spring, summer and fall. Like dinner guests, different pollinators have different tastes: offer a buffet that has something for everyone. Mix up flower color, shape, habit and scents. Easy to sow flower mix of annual and perennial flowers. Mix contains Butterfly Milkweed, Calendula, Cornflower, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Foxglove , California poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Annual Baby's Breath, Dwarf Sunflower, Sweet alyssum, Perennial Lupine, Black Eyed Susan, Scarlet Sage, African Marigold, Crimson Clover, Nasturtium, and Zinnia. This mix covers 1200 sq ft.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether this product blooms or not.
Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
Start Indoors Fall
Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
Start Outdoors Fall
Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after danger of heavy frost.
Sow in ordinary or poor garden soil. In Deep South, Gulf and Pacific Coast areas, sow from fall to early spring.
Sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of soil.
Firm soil lightly and keep evenly moist.
Seedlings will emerge in 10-15 days.
Thin seedlings to 16 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.
Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
Deadhead the plants regularly to keep them blooming continuously.
If your calendula plants die out due to hot summer weather, cut them back hard and water. They will start growing again when cooler weather returns.
Plants can self-sow, so allow some to set seeds.
Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
Remove plants after they are killed by heavy frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
Calendula performs best in areas with relatively cool summers, but can grow anywhere.
Plant calendula in an herb garden or in containers to add a splash of color, or plant them with both annuals and perennials in flower beds and borders.
Taller varieties make beautiful cut flowers and nice additions to dried arrangements. For fresh arrangements, cut the flowers when they are about half open. To dry, hang them in small bunches upside down in a warm, dry place.
Wildflowers, Hummingbird & Butterfly Mix is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Loved the product, great flowers!Redid our corner lot hill completely, put these facing back to the house in 8'x16' area. Had fun quessing weed or wildflower as they were growing before flowering. We got them in late but they came through in flying colors! Pics are from November 4th.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of
As advertisedMy prairie flowers look identical to the advertised picture. I can see every flower. They are gorgeous! The butterflies-bees-hummingbirds-finches-wrens love them, and so do I.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 1 out of
Disappointed1 flower from 20 dollars of seed. I mixed the seeds with dirt well and watered daily.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful, bright flowers all summer longWe planted these seeds in a sunny area and they grew like crazy and bloomed all summer long. I am planning to seed again this year. Living in MN makes you appreciate the bright colors that these plants provide.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 1 out of
Hummingbird and Butterfly Mix failureHave always had perfect results with Burpee zinnia packets, but this product was an epic fail for me. Tons of grass and very few flowers. Soil was rototilled and several bags of miracle grow garden soil had been worked into the dirt. The product was planted at the time of year as specified, watered well, had bushels of sun by did not develop as promised. I have always planted Burpee zinnias in this same area and each year they grow and bloom magnificently. This year, I chose to try something different. I will NOT do that again.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of
Candy Sue from
WildflowersLoved the mixture! My flower's are still blooming like crazy and the bee's, butterflies, hummingbird's are enjoying them still!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful flowersI grew these flowers last year and will reseed again this year. I constantly had butterflies all the way into fall and we just began seeing hummingbirds.