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These blends are formulated to attract native bees, bumble bees, and other beneficial insects with nectar and pollen-rich flowers that bloom from mid-spring into fall.
Designed with the Northwest in mind, this most popular mix is made up of 25 species that are 55% annual and 45% perennials. Approximate height: 30 - 36 inches.
Ideal for seeding mixed beds where the annuals have not reseeded themselves or to rejuvenate a bed that has gone 'flat'. Made up of 24 annual species.
These flowers are designed to flourish in the drier climates or areas that do not get moisture on a regular basis. Made up of 50% annuals and 50% biennials/perennials. Approximate height: 36 - 48 inches.
The Butterfly and Hummingbird Mix is made up of 21 species that are designed to attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds the entire season. The wide variety of flowers and brilliant colours will appeal to the hummingbirds as well as butterflies.
Made up of 23 species that are 65% annual and 35% perennial, these wildflower are chosen for their natural beauty, long flowering periods, and low growing characteristics. Approximated height: 18 - 24 inches.
This mix will do very well with about 40% sun and filtered light. Ideal for those hard to establish areas that are shaded, this mix is up made up of 15 species of 70% annual and 30% biennial/ perennial.
Made up of 100% perennial flowers, this mix has 15 species which will bloom the spring following a fall planting. You will enjoy many years of colour. Approximate height: 36 - 40 inches.
Premier Mountain Wildflower mix is designed to do exceptionally well in the mountain areas in Canada. This mix consists of 17 species, 40% annuals and 60% biennials or perennials, which means the mix will give colour the first year and prosper for many years following. Approximate height: 36 - 48 inches.
Coastal Wildflower Mix with Hard Fescue
75% Hard Fescue
25% Coastal Wildflower Mix
Low Grow Mix with Hard Fescue
75% Hard Fescue
25% Low Grow Wildflower Mix
Wildflower Planting Tips
When selecting a proper site for your wildflowers, pay close attention to the existing vegetation. If you have a site that has been used for a garden or a large open flowerbed, establishment will be easier. Your site should receive at least six hours a day of full sunshine. Try to avoid wet areas or low areas that may have accumulated weed seeds. These areas will promote weed growth that may compete with your wildflowers.
To ensure success, preparing your site properly is imperative. If the site has existing vegetation, it must be controlled before planting. This may be a lengthy process. Be sure to start early enough to allow for proper planting time. The most successful method is with the use of non-selective herbicides such as Round-Up. Apply the herbicide following the label recommendations when the vegetation is actively growing. After ten days - two weeks, mow and rake up the dead material.
If the site is heavily compacted, shallow tillage is needed. Avoid deeply disturbing the soil as this will bring up more dormant weed seeds. If soil does not require tillage, rake the soil to loosen the top one to two inches. Water the site for an additional week to help germinate the new application. If the use of herbicides in not desired, weeds may be controlled by the tillage. Repeated tillage throughout the growing season will provide some weed control. Other methods such as hand pulling or close mowing may also have some success.
After weed control, seeding may start. This bed should be firm enough that walking on the site will not allow sinking more than half an inch. If the soil is too loose, waking or lightly tamping the soil will achieve the required density. Application of the seed can be accomplished by hand or the sue of a hand-held or push-type spreader. Mixing your seed with an inert compound such as sand, cornmeal or sawdust will make even distribution simpler and allow the small seeds to feed through your spreader easier. After application, lightly rake the seed into the soil. Do not seed deeper than one eight to an absolute maximum of one half inch. The seed must touch the soil.
The seeding rate is not a set amount. The size of the seeds, the seed species and the amount to be spent are all factors to be considered. In general, for small areas, the amounts for individual species are 1 ounce to 250 square feet, or 1 pound per 4,000 square feet. For Premier Wildflower Mixes, see each individual instruction guide.
Post Planting Maintenance:
Your new flowers will need a moist seed bed to allow proper germination. If rainfall is not sufficient, water enough to keep the site moist by not wet. Do not apply water in large amounts initially as this may create a crust that the germinating seedlings may find difficult to break through. Avoid fertilizer applications as well. High water and fertilizer will benefit the competing weeds more than the flowers. When the new growth on your site is large enough, hand removal of weeds in beneficial. Be aware that you new seedlings may resemble weeds themselves.
A good way to identify weeds is to prepare your site in order to plant in rows. Anything germinating outside the row should be removed. Care should be taken when removing weeds close to flower to not damage the desired plant. If your seed mix contains annuals, do not mow until the flowers have finished blooming. If your mix contains only perennials, mow at a height of six inches or more throughout the first growing season. Care should be taken to mow before the weeds set seed to prevent future germination of these seeds. Keep in mind that perennials take at least two years to bloom and many take as long as three years to reach full potential.
When to Plant:
The optimum rainfall period, severity of the winter and dormancy of the seed will determine the most favourable time to plant wildflowers in your area. Annual wildflowers must be planted in the spring or as a dormant seeding in the late fall. These plants need to reseed for growth the following year. Planting too late in the spring or summer will not allow enough time for these plants to mature and develop viable seeds.
Biennials can be planted in the spring or as a late fall dormant seeding. Dormant seeding offer natural stratification of seeds in the soil over winter months for better germination in the spring, but early weeds may develop before germination. A late spring planting with pre-seeding weed control will give better results and less long term management. The most important thing is to use your own judgment on planting time.
However, no instruction can be 100% fail proof. This information is given as a guide only.