This wildflower mix is great for shady spots. The seeds will grow very well with around 40% sunlight. All flowers thrive best in full sun, but those in this partial shade mix will thrive in less sun. This mixture is composed of approximately 18 varieties of flowers, of which annuals represent approximately 55% and perennials 45%. This mix grows to a height of 60-75cm (24-30").
Enjoy a large display of flowers throughout the summer, in varied colors.
Sow when there is a risk of minor frost to improve germination. Wildflower seeds can also be sown in the fall, but a certain percentage of seeds can be lost to water, birds, and animals. To get the most out of annual species, sow directly in early spring.
If no plants (including weeds) are already growing at the planting site, there may be a problem with the soil. This can be soil fertility, lack of drainage, or the need to amend the soil to improve its texture.
In such places (for example, under a cedar), few plants will grow, including wildflowers.
Remove as much of the existing vegetation as possible by ripping or tilling it to minimize competition. Loosen the soil by scraping, raking or plowing it. Wildflower mixes generally don't set if planted in an existing lawn because the thatch prevents their contact with the ground.
Sow on the fly. It may be a good idea to scatter most of the seeds, but save a few to fill in the bald spots at a later date. Seeds must come into contact with the soil to germinate. Do not bury the seeds more than 2-3 times their thickness.
Keep the seeded area as evenly moist as possible to help seeds germinate and seedlings establish. Weeds must be kept under control. Once sprouted, most mixes don't need additional water except during long periods of hot, dry weather. All of our mixes should regrow for several years, but will eventually benefit from reseeding. By late summer, many components will produce seed heads that can be harvested and replanted the following spring.
LITTLE LEXICON OF THE GARDENER
A sowing (to sow) | A seedling (to plant)
When you sow seeds you get seedlings. Sowing is done in small pots indoors (or in a greenhouse outdoors). Once the plant has grown enough, several weeks later, we are talking about a plant that can be planted in the ground to complete its growth.
When and how to sow?
Most of the seeding takes place between February and April, when nature wakes up. Sowing is usually done at this time. Sow your seeds in small containers placed indoors (or in a greenhouse outdoors), in the light, with soil always slightly moist. You will then see your plants appear. When outside temperatures are above 10 degrees at night, you can place your plants directly in the ground.
NOTE: When the temperature allows it, you can also sow directly in the ground (without sowing indoors), however this will delay flowering, since you cannot do this step before May-June, depending on the regions and the vagaries of the weather.
Sowing in a pocket: Place several seeds in a hole.
Sowing on the fly:Spread the seeds as evenly as possible over the entire area to be sown.