Partial shade blend
This mix of wild flowers and ideal for shady places. The seeds will grow very well with about 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 about 18 varieties of flowers , of which the annuals represent about 55% and the 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.
It 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 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.
A LITTLE GARDENER GLOSSARY
A seedling (sowing) | A plant (plant)
When you sow seeds you get seedlings.
Seedlings are made in small pots indoors (or in a greenhouse outdoors).
Once the plant has grown sufficiently, several weeks later, we speak of a plant that we can put in the ground.
to complete its growth.
When and how to seed?
Most of the seeds are made between February and April, when nature awakens. Planting is usually done at this time.
Sow your seeds in small containers placed inside (or in a greenhouse outside), in the light, with a soil always slightly moist. You will then see your plants appear.
When outdoor 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 inside),
however this will delay flowering, since you will not be able to do this step before May-June, depending on the region
and the vagaries of the weather.
To sow in pots/pockets: Place several seeds in a hole.
Broadcast sowing: Spread the seeds as homogeneously as possible over the entire surface to be sown.