Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix

Gulf Coast and Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix

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A mixture that includes not only favorites, but some more unusual species specifically targeted for this region that has light soils and mild winters.

Zones 9 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKU SFLG

What's in this Mix?

Our regular Southeast Mix is well-suited to most of this region down to the Orlando area, but further south and right on the Gulf Coast, particularly if you are usually frost-free, this mixture should do better for you. It's a custom blend of Southern favorites plus some additional species that are geared for frost-free or light frost areas. Like the southeast mix, it offers quick color with annuals such as pink and orange cosmos plus plains coreopsis, the official state wildflower of Florida. However, this mix also gives you lovely blue pimpernel, lemon mint, scarlet sage, and four o'clock, all hot weather wildflowers. The perennials in the mix include favorites like perennial coreopsis and gaillardia, plus the treasured pink showy evening primrose from Texas and moss verbena. This mix should give you great color the first year, plus strong bloom from perennials in years thereafter. Fall is the time to plant in South Florida, and fall or spring on the Gulf Coast.

This mixture contains 18 wildflowers, 14 annuals for first-year color and reseeding, plus 4 more perennials or biennials for increasing second and successive years' bloom. See full flower list below.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
  Anagallis monelli Blue Pimpernel Perennial Blue 12" Summer, Fall
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower / Bachelor Button Annual Blue 35" Spring, Summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer, Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Wild Cosmos Annual Red, White, Pink 47" Summer, Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Mixed 33" Summer, Fall
Dimorphotheca sinuata African Daisy Annual Orange, Yellow 16" Summer, Fall
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Gysophila elegans Baby's Breath Annual White 28" Spring, Summer
Linaria maroccana Baby Snapdragon Annual Mixed 20" Spring, Summer
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Annual Red 24" Spring, Summer
  Mirabilis jalapa Four O’clock Perennial Pink 36" Summer, Fall
Monarda citriodora Lemon Mint Annual Pink, Purple 31" Summer
Oenothera speciosa Showy Evening Primrose Perennial Pink 24" Spring, Summer
Rudbeckia amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower Annual Yellow 24" Summer, Fall
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Perennial Red 24" Summer, Fall
Silene armeria Catchfly Annual Pink 36" Summer
Verbena tenuisecta Moss Verbena Annual Pink 12" Spring, Summer

Plant Information

Associated SKUs
SFLG
SFLQP (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
SFLHP (1/2 Pound) - Out of stock.
SFLLB (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
Common Name Gulf Coast and Southern Florida Wildflower Seed mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 5,000-10,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 10,000-25,000 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1/2-1 acre.
50 lbs covers 1.5-2 acres.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Southeast
Zones 9, 10
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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3.7

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Pros

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Cons

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4.0

Wildflowers for Beginners

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from Dunnellon, Florida

About Me Getting Started

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

    I planted my first batch of wildflowers this summer. Having just moved to Central Florida we weren't at all sure of what to plant... where to plant... or how to plant. So we just ordered and started trying. The seeds did their part, and we do have blooms. Our biggest obstacle was night creatures having seed feasts. Our soil could almost be considered "sugar sand." Therefore. . . it's almost a miracle that some wildflowers did survive and flourish. We're just going to keep adding and see what happens. Maybe next year we'll have pictures. For right now each little flower is bringing great pleasure.

     
    5.0

    Ordered more for this year!

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    from Central Florida

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Some Varieties Dominant

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

    Tried a small package this past spring. Loved the results so much that I'm enlarging the areas next spring!

     
    2.0

    Was a bit disappointed

    By 

    from Sarasota, FL

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

        While I've always loved wildflowers and nature in general, I am very new to gardening. I planted only a small patch in our backyard and became very excited when it seemed to grow quickly. Over the summer though we have noticed only one kind of flower blooming, only one color. Very disappointed actually because I was looking forward to a multitude of color and fragrance. Never noticed any scents either and this patch is planted very near our bees, (my husband is a beekeeper) which surprised me even more.

         
        1.0

        Nice packaging but very poor performance

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        from ASTOR, FL.

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

          Cons

          • No Document Of Flower
          • No Flowers
          • Poor performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

            I spread 2 1/2 lbs of the seeds into pasture area without results. I then spread the other 2 1/2 lbs over rocks in and some grew. The 5 lbs was not what I expected.

             
            5.0

            The neighborhood show stopper!

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            from Vero Beach, FL

            About Me Avid Gardener

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

              How to use the product.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Problem Solved

              By 

              from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Long lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Difficult Sites
                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

                The Problem: An untamed weed strip between the sidewalk and street with a little too much shade, very poor soil, and variable water. I want a very natural-looking garden, that doesn't require fertilizer, or too much irrigation, but looks nice to my neighbors who really don't understand my passion for native plants and wildness.
                The Solution: Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix gave me more than a half dozen solutions, that have naturally adjusted themselves for the sun or shade or water, just as in the woods. The second year is even better than the first, just wonderful. I have color and my neighbors finally appreciate my vision of nature. I just weed infrequently (or leave them if I'm not sure) and the wildflowers are crowding out most of the weeds. I'm delighted.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful wildflower mix

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                from Odessa, FL

                About Me Master Gardener

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Gulf Coast & Southern Florida Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  I planted these in the pasture where if buried my stallion, Legacy. Now Legacy has a beautiful legacy.

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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