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Wildflowers, Pollinator Mix

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Help pollinators by adding these plants in your landscape.

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Diversify your garden! Because many flowering plants typically have a brief but specific flowering time, offering a range of plants provides needed sustenance for pollinators in 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 and scents, and watch the butterflies and bees enjoy! Our custom mix of annuals and perennials contains: Cheiranthus allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Cynoglossum amabile (Forget-Me-Not), Callistephus chinensis (China Aster, Single Mix), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Linum perenne (Blue Flax), Coreposis lanceolata (Lance Leaved Coreopsis), Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket), Papaver rhoeas (Corn Poppy Mix), Ocimum basillicum (Sweet Basil), Reseda odorata (Sweet Mignonette), Phacelia tanacetifolia (Lacy Phacelia), Rudbeckia amplexicaulis (Clasping Coneflower), Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan), Ratibida columnifera (Mexican Hat), Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis), Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster), and Monarda fistulosa (Bergamot). Small packet covers 100-200 sq ft; large bag 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.

12-36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

16-20 inches

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

Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers

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.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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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
12-36 inches
Spread
16-20 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Flowering
No
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow