Midwest Wildflower Mix

$38.95

Midwest Wildflower Mix

  • Annual and perennial mix
  • Designed for ornamental landscaping in the midwestern U.S. and south central Canada.
  • 100% Seed!

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.



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Midwest Wildflower Seed Mix contains proven annuals and perennials adapted the the climate in the midwest states.

Also acceptable for use in the southern halves of Manitoba and Ontario.

Midwest Wildflower Mix is an annual and perennial mix designed for ornamental landscaping in the midwestern U.S. and south central Canada.  This area includes:

  • Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
  • Eastern Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan
  • Eastern Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
  • Southern half of Manitoba and Ontario.

Midwest Wildflower mix will provide color throughout the growing season. The annuals in the mix are prolific seed producers and will return via their own seed reproduction. The perennials will return year after year from the root clump.  This mixture contains the following native and non-native species adapted to the region.

  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Cornflower
  • Corn Poppy
  • Dwarf Evening Primrose
  • Grey-Headed Coneflower
  • Indian Blanket
  • Lance-Leaved Coreopsis
  • Lavender Hyssop
  • Mexican Hat
  • New-England Aster
  • Ox-Eye Sunflower
  • Plains Coreopsis
  • Prairie Aster
  • Prairie Coneflower
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Purple Prairie Clover
  • Scarlet Flax
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Thickspike Gayfeather

Recommended seeding rate is 5-10 pounds per acre.

Midwest Wildflower Mix is packaged in our durable, attractive canvas “money bags”.

100% Seed! Our wildflower mixes are 100% seed…there are no “fillers” or “carriers” to dilute the mixture or add bulk and weight. This means our wildflower mixes are a tremendous value when compared to other flower mixes on the internet!

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Tip #1 : Gentle Water

To prevent seeds from being dislodged or washed out, begin establishment by watering with a rain can or some other form of gentle application. Avoid watering directly with a garden hose. For large areas, gentle sprinkler application is acceptable.


Tip #2 : Maintain soil integrity

Continue gentle water application after plant emergence. Tender seedlings are susceptible to soil disturbance, and roots can be easily broken-off or dislodged.


Tip #3 : Attentive water schedule

Water once a day for at least four weeks. Wet or humid climates may require less. Arid climates may require twice daily. Once establishment has begun and plants are 3-4 inches tall, slowly transition from high-frequency low-duration watering to low-frequency high-duration watering.

...when your wildflowers arrive

What to expect

Watch this short video and learn what to expect when your wildflowers arrive. See how they are packaged and how to prepare them for planting. Detailed instructions can be found in every package.

Shop & compare, then buy from us

Shop carefully and you will quickly learn that the internet is full of sneaky wildflower deals. Retailers mask real value by selling packets with few seeds, add fill material or exaggerate coverage rates. Many don’t disclose that a considerable portion of what you buy is “inert matter” counted as weight that you pay for. Sometimes what you buy is as little as 10% seed.

Our wildflower mixes contain ONE FULL NET POUND OF SEED and average 365,000 seeds per pound! Depending upon your desired coverage this is enough seed for up to 1/2 acre! Our wildflower mixes are a tremendous value compared to other options on the internet!

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The Straight Story

What's in the bag?

One pound of seed

One full pound of seed. No gimmicks, no fluff, no fillers.

365,000 seeds!

Approximately 365,000 seeds per package. Thats a lot of seeds!

There are a lot of tricks, gimmicks and misleading statements about wildflowers on the internet. They include high percentages of fillers, misleading coverage statements about, and charging high prices that appear to be a good value.

Each bag of wildflower seed you buy from us contains ONE full pound of seed. We vow to be transparent and honest with you and provide exceptional value.

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Establishment:

When you plant can vary based on your climate, rainfall patterns and the species you are planting. Generally speaking, However, annuals and perennials or annual/perennial mixes perform best when planted in spring, early summer or late fall. If fall planting is your method, plant late enough in the fall that your seeds remain dormant and do not germinate until spring. Perennials can be planted in early fall if there are at least 10-12 weeks of growing time before the plants go into winter dormancy. In mild climates plant during cooler months for best results.

Site Preparation:

For best results plant on cleared ground. Remove all weeds, grasses and existing vegetation before planting. Loosen compacted soil by scraping, tilling or scarifying. Tilling should be utilized only when soil is very compact. If soil is tilled, take care not to plant seeds deeper than 1/4 inch.

Planting Rate:

Wildflowers are generally plated at a rate of four to five pounds per acre, although it is not unusually to recommend or plant six to eight pounds per acre. A planting rate in the minimum range is usually sufficient to establish a good stand of wildflowers on prepared soil with adequate maintenance. The maximum rate is recommended when ideal soil preparation and weed control are not possible, or when a maximum display is required. Poor perennial establishment may result if the maximum seeding rate is exceeded, as the plants will compete with each other for real estate, water and sunlight.

Watering:

The watering cycle for establishing wildflowers is similar to establishing a new lawn. Keep the soil wet during the establishment process. Success is most likely to be achieved if you begin by watering in a high frequency – low duration pattern. This generally means watering at least once a day if seeds are sown early spring. Two waterings per day may be necessary in late spring and early summer plantings, or in arid climates. At approximately 4-5 weeks you can reduce the frequency of watering. Be mindful of your wildflowers during the hottest and most intense sun days and supplement with additional water when necessary. Early morning watering is best.