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Wildflowers, Hummingbird & Butterfly Mix

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A buffet of flowers that has something for everyone.

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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 1000 sq ft.
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Sun 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.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

30-36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-16 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders

Life Cycle 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.

Perennial

Flowering This refers to whether this product blooms or not.

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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.
Sun
Full Sun
Height
30-36 inches
Spread
12-16 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Life Cycle
Perennial
Flowering
No
Bloom Duration
12 weeks