Purple Coneflower Echinacea
Purple Prince Zinnia
Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower
Southeast Native Flower Mix
Wildflowers are one of the garden’s greatest treasures. They provide for bees and insects of all varieties. They burst with color and life. In addition they attract beneficial insects to the garden that help protect other garden plants like vegetables or tender annuals from the ravages of insect damage. Sow True Seed carries a large variety of these kinds of seeds. And guess what!? You can buy them individually or in seed mixes. We offer seed mixes for those of you interested in cultivating a wildflower border or area in your garden; perhaps you would even like to establish a whole meadow! Fall is a great time to seed many of these mixes.
Planting in fall provides several advantages to spring planting. The first is that you have lots of time in the fall to establish a bed for wildflowers, something that might not happen for a busy gardener in spring. Seeding in the fall is advantageous for species that benefit from the cooler soil temperatures and higher moisture of fall and winter. Finally, all this helps the seeds get a jump on the spring growing season, blooming up to two weeks earlier than spring planted wildflowers. Prepare a bed by adding organic material and cultivating the soil. Wildflowers in mixes most often prefer aerated and well-drained soils unless otherwise specified. Meadow mixes can sometimes tolerate poorer soils. If your bed is on a slope consider terracing the area so that seed isn’t washed away by rain.
Our Wildflower Mixes
Our seed mixes have been developed to offer something for everyone. If you are an advocate for the bees, try the Bee Feed Mix. For Southeastern U.S. mixes that will reseed and provide native flowers for your wildflower area try the South East Native Mix. For specific conditions like a shady bed or an area that needs low growing flowers check out our page of wildflower mixes. These wildflower mixes can grow your garden diversity and bring wildlife to your backdoor. They will establish themselves and can reseed from year to year. They are an investment in your garden and in the world around you. The bees and birds will thank you.
Written by Sow True Seed blogger Megan Schneider.