Deer Resistant Blend

Wildflowers

$6.00


The Deer Resistant Blend is a beautiful mixture of annual and perennial wildflowers that are known to be resistant to deer browsing. Keep in mind that if natural food supplies are low, or local populations of deer are dense, even these plants may be browsed by deer. This mix should be planted at 5-10 pounds per acre or 4 ounces per 1,000 sq.ft.

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When to Plant:
For areas that tend to have little to no frost (Florida, Texas, California, etc..), wildflower can be planted all year round except in the dead of summer. For areas that get a hard, killing frost (Indiana, New York, Minnesota, etc..), wildflower should be planted in spring, summer and fall. Most wildflower mixes unless otherwise noted need at least 6 hours of sun to perform well. Full sun all day will give best results.

Preparing the Soil:
Remove all vegetation from the area where wildflower seed will be sowed. Remove any plants, till the soil and rake the area flat. If soil is a hard, no draining clay soil then compost should be added to help aid drainage.

Planting Wildflower:
Sand should be added to wildflower mixes that do not have filler already mixed in. Sand will help spread seeds better without clumps and can be seen better to aid in spreading. with sand for better visibilty and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader if not, you can sow by hand. After the seeds has been spread out they should be lighly compressing into the soil, making sure not to bury them but compressed enough so rain and wind will not move. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.

Spreading Rate:
In general wildflower should be spread at 4-10 ounces per 1,000 sq.ft. or 4-15 lbs. per acre. Each wildflower mix should have exact details on spreading rate in the description. If not use the above rates.

Growing Wildflower:
It is important to keep the soil moist until the seedlings are about 4-6″ tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. During dry weather the occasional watering will help. Do not let soil dry out while they are seedlings are this will kill the plants.

Caring for Wildflower:
Once a year the wildflower meadow should be mowed over. Wait until late fall when all the flowers have bloomed and dropped their seeds. Then with a weed trimmer, or a mower set on a tallest setting, mow over the entire meadow of wildflower. This will encourage strong growth in the spring without competing with dead old foliage.

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  • 20.33% Formula Mix Four-O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • 20.31% Rocket Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
  • 15.25% Perennial Lupine (Lupinus perennis)
  • 10.42% Orange California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • 10.17% Sweet William Pinks (Dianthus barbatus)
  • 10.17% Mixed Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
  • 5.08% True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2.54% Lemon Mint (Melissa officinalis)
  • 1.27% Tall White Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • 1.27% Blue Sage (Salvia azurea)
  • 1.27% ‘Sparky Mix’ French Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
  • 0.64% Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • 0.64% Foxglove (Digitalis)
  • 0.64% Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

99.70% Pure Seed, 80+7% Germination, 0.29% Inert Matter, 0.01% Crop Seed

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