Southwestern Wildflower Mix
This mixture of annuals, perennials, native and introduced wildflowers will tolerate a variety of hot and dry conditions typical of the Southwestern U.S. The annuals will bloom the first year and the perennials will become established the first year and bloom in subsequent years. Over seeding with a mixture of all annual wildflower species each year will help to re-establish the seasonal flush of color until the perennials are fully established.
In temperate climates, plant Southwestern Wildflower Mix in the fall when the soils have cooled and there is more moisture. In northern areas, plant in the early spring. Lightly rake in and cover with a thin layer of good soil or mulch to aid with water retention, no deeper than 1/8 – 1/4th inch. If irrigation is possible, soak the area once and keep moist until germination. In dry climates or in drought, up to 1/2 inch of irrigation per week may be required after germination until plants become well established.
Mexican Hat, Firewheel, Black-Eyed Susan, Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Desert Lupine, Blue Flax, Scarlet Flax, Annual Gaillardia, Firewheel, California Poppy, Desert Bluebells, Cornflower, Desert Marigold, Shirley Poppy, African Daisy, Wallflower and more.
Recommended Seeding Rates
(from lush to moderate coverage)
1 oz. 100 -150 sq ft.
4 oz. 375 – 500 sq ft.
8 oz. 750 – 1000 sq ft.
1 lb. 1,500 – 2,000 sq ft.
5 lb. 7,500 – 10,000 sq ft.
10 lb 15,000 – 25,000 sq ft.
25 lb. 1-2 acres (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.)