Annual Short Seeds
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Short Annual Wild Flower Mix - Sow wild flower seeds to create this gorgeous look in your garden! Annual varieties in this mix have a spreading or mounding growth form which creates an even, 12 inch tall carpet of brilliant flowers in sunny hues. This Short Annual Wild Flower Mix includes cultivars such as Rocket Candytuft 'Empress', Calendula 'Gypsy Festival', Sweet Alyssum 'Royal Carpet', French Marigolds and Classic Zinnia. This low growing wild flower seed mix works well as an annual ground cover to create a beautiful flower bed.
Seeding Rate: 5 - 10 pounds per acre or 3/4 - 1 1/4 pounds per 5,000 square feet.
Why such a broad range on the seeding rate? Wild flower seed planting applications vary tremendously from the back yard flower bed to the 5 acre meadow. Various seeding rates are needed depending on the type of application you are considering. For your specific application use this for your guideline:
- For a meadow look with scattered flowers using the lower end of the seeding rate
- For an average display with good coverage use the middle range of the seeding rate
- For a lush stand with almost solid flowers choose the upper end of the seeding rate