Southwest Wildflower Mix


• For Southwest areas below 7,000′
• Adapted to AZ, NM, West TX, So. CA
• Low elevation southern Nevada and Utah
• Low elevation Great Basin Province

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


Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix contains proven annuals and perennials. Adapted for the hot, dry climates of the plains and Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the southwest.

Also adapted to the plains, arroyos, canyons and foothills. Supplemental water is highly recommended where possible.

Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix

Our Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix is a real eye catcher designed for the arid deserts of the southwest. This wildflower mixture is a combination of annuals and perennials that keep on giving. The perennials will grow back from the root-clump year after year, and the annuals are prolific seed producers and will re-seed themselves annually.

It is formulated for the following geographic areas below 7,000′ elevation:

• Arizona, New Mexico & West Texas
• Southern California
• Southern Nevada & low elevation Great Basin Province
• Southern Utah & low elevation Great Basin Province

Planting rate = 6-12 lbs. per acre -or- 5 oz. per 1000 sq. ft.

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!

Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix includes the following native wildflowers: Palmers Penstemon, Small Leaf Globemallow, Firecracker Penstemon and Rocky Mountain Penstemon

Southwest Wildflower Mix contains the following species:

ImageSpeciesScientific NameFlower ColorTypeMoistureHeight (in.)Sun
African DaisyDimorphotheca sinuataOrange/YellowAnnualDry, Moderate8-16Full Sun
Arroyo LupineLupinus succulentusPurple/BlueAnnualDry24-48Full Sun
Bird's Eyes
Gilia tricolorPurple/WhiteAnnualDry, Moderate12-18Full Sun
Blazing StarMentzelia lindleyiOrange/YellowAnnualDry12-48Full Sun
Blue FlaxLinum lewisiiPurple/BluePerennial Dry, Moderate18-30Full Sun
California BluebellPhacelia campanulariaBlue/WhiteAnnualDry8-20Full Sun
ClarkiaClarkia unguiculataPink/Purple/RedAnnualDry, Moderate, Moist18-30Full Sun, Partial Shade
Corn PoppyPapaver rhoeasRedAnnualDry, Moderate12-30Full Sun, Partial Shade
Desert MarigoldBaileya multiradiataYellow/OrangePerennial, AnnualDry18-24Full Sun
Five-SpotNemophila maculataWhite/PurpleAnnualModerate, Moist4-6Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Indian BlanketGaillardia aristadaRed/Black/OrangeAnnualDry, Moderate12-24Full Sun
Mountain PhloxLinanthus grandiflorusLavender/WhiteAnnual Dry, Moderate12-24Full Sun
Pale Evening PrimroseOenothera pallidaWhitePerennialDry8-20Full Sun
Palmers PenstemonPenstemon palmeriPinkPerennialDry24-48Full Sun
Prairie ConeflowerRatibida columniferaYellow/BlackBiennialDry, Moderate12-36Full Sun
Showy PenstemonPenstemon grandiflorusPinkPerennialDry, Moderate24-36Full Sun
Sweet AlyssumLobularia maritimaPurpleAnnualModerate4-12Full Sun, Partial Shade
Tidy TipsLayia platyglossaYellow/OrangeAnnualDry, Moderate6-12Full Sun
Small Leaf GlobemallowSphaeralcea parvifoliaOrange/ScarletPerennialDry24-36Full Sun
Rocky Mountain PenstemonPenstemon stricusBlue/PurplePerennialDry, Moderate24-36Full Sun, Partial Shade
Firecracker PenstemonPenstemon eatoniiRedPerennialDry12-40Full Sun


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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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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.


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.