Hummingbird Blend

Wildflowers

$6.00


The Hummingbird Blend is a mixture that provides a season-long smorgasbord of wildflowers to attract hummingbirds to the garden. If hummingbirds naturally occur in your area, this annual and perennial blend will attract them in abundance to your garden. Plant 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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  • 14.42% Rocket Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
  • 14.40% Perennial Lupine (Lupinus perennis)
  • 14.40% Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)
  • 9.60% Gayfeather (Liatris)
  • 9.60% Formula Mix Four-O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • 7.20% Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
  • 7.20% Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens)
  • 4.80% Gilia (Gilia Capitata)
  • 4.80% ‘Fairy Bouquet’ Dwarf Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana)
  • 4.80% Annual Red Phlox (Phlox drummondii)
  • 3.60% Sweet William Pinks (Dianthus barbatus)
  • 1.58% Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora)
  • 1.58% Wild Petunia (Ruellia)
  • 1.20% ‘Mckana Giants Mix’ Giant Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • 0.82% Tussock Bellflower (Campanula carpatica)

99.47% Pure Seed, 76+11% Germination, 0.51% Inert Matter, 0.02% Weed Seed