Growing Rocky Mountain Mix Wildflower Garden Seeds
- Seed Type: Mix of 22 varieties (45% annuals, 55% perennials and biennials)
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Wildflower mixes are easy to grow from seed and recommended for direct outdoor sowing after the frost. Blend wildflower seeds with sand to increase visibility during sowing. Broadcast the mix over a weeded 20 – 30 square foot area and evenly rake and lightly tamp into the soil. Germination for the 22 varieties occurs between 10 – 30 days.
- Days to Maturity: Varies
- Hardiness Zone: 1 – 9
- Planting Depth: Broadcast 1oz of seeds over 20 – 30 square feet and tamp
- Growth Habit: Mix of various 12 – 36” tall wildflowers with 12” spreads of blooms
- Soil Preference: Average, medium-dry, loamy, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun – partial shade
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Do not use pesticides because they harm pollinators, but wildflowers are otherwise vigorous performers.
- Color: A mix of Rocky Mountain color of 22 different varieties
Wildflower Rocky Mountain Mix seeds are easy to grow and recommended for direct outdoor sowing after the frost. Blend 1oz Rocky Mountain Mix wildflower seeds with sand to increase visibility during sowing. Broadcast the seed/sand mix over a weeded 20 – 30 square foot area and evenly rake and lightly tamp wildflower seeds into average, moist, and well-drained soil in full sun. Scattered germination for the 22 varieties occurs in 10 – 30 days. Wildflowers are one of the easiest, fastest growing, and most hardy flowers available to gardeners and have no serious pests or diseases. Do not use pesticides on wildflowers since they are harmful to bees and other pollinators. Rocky Mountain Mix seeds will mature at various times during the season, filling in your garden with untamed seasonal color of various 12 – 36” tall wildflowers with 12” spreads of blooms.
Rocky Mountain Mix Includes: California Poppy, Siberian Wallflower, Rocket Larkspur, Baby's Breath, Perennial Gaillardia, Blue Flax, Bachelor Buttons, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Dwarf Godetia, Palmer Penstemon, Catchfly, Showy Goldeneye, Columbine, Shasta Daisy, Fleabane Daisy, Forget-me-not, Tussock Bellflower, Black Eyed Susan.
Sowing wildflower seeds as domesticated garden pieces became popular in England during the late 19th Century. The privileged of the time grew tired of the formal and redundant flower beds of tradition and became more interested in gardens mimicking the “wild” and “natural” of real flowers. Various poets and writers of the time did away with classic roses and hedges and embraced the unpredictability of wildflowers.