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This special mix contains 33 different species for summer planting, packed with heat-tolerant quick bloomers. Plant now for great color & cut flowers this summer and fall. Supplies are limited and it's time to plant so don't delay!
 

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SKU SSG
Common Name Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix
Botanical Name Multiple names; See Description for a detailed list
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 500-1000 square feet.
1/2 lb covers 1000-1500 square feet.
1 lb covers 2000-3000 square feet.
5 lbs covers 10,000-15,000 square feet.
10 lbs covers 20,000-30,000 square feet.
Native To North America
Days to Germination 20 Days
Days to Bloom 35 Days
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
Wildflower Seed Mix to plant now.
Customers have asked for it, and here it is: A mixture specially formulated for late spring or summer planting. All you have to do is get it into the ground and be sure to keep it watered until the seedlings are about 10" tall. You'll have great bloom in just a few weeks, and it won't stop until frost.

The 26 quick and long-blooming annuals in the mix include Red Poppy, Cosmos, Cornflower, and Baby's Breath. The mix also includes Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Sweet William, and Blue Flax for second year bloom. This is a mixture absolutely packed with color, and at these prices, it's so easy to fill in wherever you still need bloom for summer and fall--along walks, between perennials, in front of shrubs--anywhere--not to mention armloads of cut flowers all season long. Order, plant and enjoy!

This mixture contains 33 wildflowers, 26 annuals for first-year color, plus 7 perennials or biennials for second and successive years' bloom.

Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Adonis aestivalis Pheasant's Eye Annual Red 12" Spring/Summer
Alcea rosea Hollyhock Annual Mixed 71" Summer
Aster tanacetifolius Prairie Aster Annual Blue 24" Spring/Summer
Calendula officinalis Calendula Annual Mixed 24" Spring/Summer/Fall
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower / Bachelor Button Annual Mixed 18" Spring/Summer
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Perennial Orange 18" Spring
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer/Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow/Red 30" Summer/Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Mixed 33" Summer/Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Annual Red/Pink/White 47" Summer/Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Picotee Annual Pink/White 48" Summer/Fall
Cynoglossum amabile Chinese Forget Me Not Annual Blue 18" Summer
Delphinium consolida Larkspur Giant Imperial Mixture Annual Blue/White/Pink 35" Spring/Summer
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Biennial Red/White 20" Spring/Summer
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 36" Summer/Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Mixed 18" Spring/Summer
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial Yellow/Red 30" Summer/Fall
Gypsophila elegans Baby's Breath Annual White 28" Spring/Summer
Helianthus annuus Sunflower Annual Yellow 36" Summer/Fall
Impatiens balsamina Balsam Annual Mixed 24" Summer
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Perennial Blue 24" Summer/Fall
Linum usitatissimum Annual Blue Flax Annual Blue 16" Spring/Summer
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum Annual White 12" Spring/Summer/Fall
Lupinus densiflorus Yellow Lupin Annual Yellow 36" Spring/Summer
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine Annual Blue 36" Spring/Summer
Malcomia maritima Virginia Stock Annual Purple 12" Spring
Mirablilis jalapa Four O'Clock Perennial Mixed 30" Summer/Fall
Nigella damascena Love In A Mist Annual Mixed 20" Spring/Summer
Papaver rhoeas Shirley Poppy Annual Mixed 36" Spring/Summer
Papaver rhoeas Red Poppy/Shirley Poppy Annual Red 36" Spring/Summer
Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy Phacelia Annual Blue 60" Spring/Summer
Reseda odorata Mignonette Annual White 12" Spring/Summer
Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium Annual Mixed 24" Summer
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American MeadowsSummer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (15)
  • Reliable growth (13)
  • Vivid colors (13)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Pest resistant (5)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (14)
  • Cut flowers (4)
  • Erosion control (4)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (11), Casual hobbyist (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Second Year Additions

I wanted to review again to add some more pictures of how this wonderful mix changed over the seasons. Sadly, the summer bloom this second year is not as I'd hoped. Pretty barren,...Read complete review

I wanted to review again to add some more pictures of how this wonderful mix changed over the seasons. Sadly, the summer bloom this second year is not as I'd hoped. Pretty barren, in fact. I did plant in a very small area and it's possible they couldn't reseed well there.
I tossed what was left my seed from last year into a strip in front of the veggie garden (Again, just scattered over the gladioli bulbs) to kind of hide the 'ugly' garden from the street. It makes a fabulous screen and is just full of butterflies and ladybugs, too! SOOO disappointed that I didn't order in time this year to get more.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing!

I've ordered this flower mix for 3 years now. The first year gave us a variety of beautiful flowers and large blooms. The last two years have been disappointing, so I won't order...Read complete review

I've ordered this flower mix for 3 years now. The first year gave us a variety of beautiful flowers and large blooms. The last two years have been disappointing, so I won't order it again. Only half of the seeds bloomed and they were of one variety.

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5.0

northeast seed nux

By ruth hard working gardner

from pittsburgh pa

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

    it does grow in northeast

     
    5.0

    Unbelievably beautiful

    By Mitch in Maryland

    from New Market, MD

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

      I planted these this past summer after moving into a new home. The preparation was pretty labor intensive, but the final results were well worth it. Blooms of all colors. It seemed as if there was more orange in the summer and now it's predominantly pink/purple. I had a photographer leave a note at my house saying she had driven by and wanted to take some photos. I planted about 16 pounds of seed and the result gives me pleasure every time I look at it. I'm hoping that next year's growth is as nice as this first year.

       
      4.0

      Best wildflowers on market

      By Marvin

      from Central Iowa

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

      If you take the time to prepare seed bed you will be rewarded for years to come. I enjoy the different varieties you can buy.

       
      5.0

      Fast Growth

      By Matt

      from Des Moines, Iowa

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

        These seeds took fast and there is still blooms even on October 18t.

         
        5.0

        Possibly the best success we've ever had

        By Denawalk

        from Greater Richmond, VA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Late Season Color

          Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

          This was an impulse purchase, as we don't like to work hard to grow wildflowers in our yard, but just wanted some color late in the season. We tilled and planted and the rainy July took care of the rest. We had no idea what to expect so when some plants grew to 6 feet we thought they might be sunflowers. But they are bright orange (still, in October!) Smaller plants have bright yellow flowers and even smaller ones are a rainbow. Some have been knocked down by storms now, but there is way too much color to mow.
          We have no idea what we grew, but we're definitely ordering this mix again next year.

           
          5.0

          A beautiful mixture

          By M.E.

          from Independence, MO

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

              I spread this seed late in the summer. While I put some water on them right away, I forgot about them. We are still in drought conditions so I didn't expect them to come up - but they did and I love walking out the door and seeing all the pretty color.

               
              5.0

              Excellent, worked great

              By Bubba

              from Fredericksburg, VA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  I tilled up some very clayey VA soil and added lime and a lot of peat moss and some 10-10-10 fertilizer. I scattered the seeds by hand and followed the instructions with respect to watering until growth was of a certain height. Then I literally did nothing. The spot in my yard was sunny to partially shady depending on the time of day. Some of the plants grew to be almost 10 feet tall-- this species ended up predomiant in the bed but a few others also fought their way out. I would recommend this for anyone with a large empty bed who plants in early summer / late spring.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Would not recommend

                  By Dinger

                  from Central Virginia

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Blooming

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      Used to bolster wildflower meadow with late summer blooms.
                      I was sorely disappointed

                       
                      4.0

                      Very good germination rates

                      By forbzilla

                      from Spokane WA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Erosion Control
                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                        Survived the city cutting all seedlings down at ten inches--came back for more

                         
                        5.0

                        What a Surprise

                        By Dfnus

                        from Munster, IN

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Border Control
                        • Raised Beds

                        Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                        I always wanted to plant wild flowers. I found American Meadows and ordered several different varieties. I planted around my lamp pole,and around the base of my trees. They sprouted in about a week and there were flowers within three to four weeks. It is fun to see what will bloom the colors and flowers are wonderful

                         
                        5.0

                        Very colorfull mix - and fast gowing

                        By Bee Lady

                        from Brownstown Twp., MI

                        About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Erosion Control
                          • Large Areas
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                          The garden club asked me to plant a vacant raised bed in late July! I ordered this mix and it arrived in a coupel o days. I planted in August and in a few short weeks the raised bed was completely filled with abundant colors!

                           
                          4.0

                          Worked well for me

                          By Andy

                          from Wabash, IN

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                              Provided good color throughout the summer

                               
                              1.0

                              Disappointing!

                              By Laur

                              from Fargo, ND

                              Pros

                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Reliable Growth
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                              • Colors Not As Expected
                              • Not a mix only two types

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                I've ordered this flower mix for 3 years now. The first year gave us a variety of beautiful flowers and large blooms. The last two years have been disappointing, so I won't order it again. Only half of the seeds bloomed and they were of one variety.

                                 
                                4.0

                                So pretty!

                                By savingsinseconds.com

                                from East Tennessee

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Beautiful colors

                                Cons

                                • Took a LONG time to grow

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  We planted these in one of the beds around our inground pool. It took almost three months for them to grow, but they're looking great now! They are beautiful, vivid colors and just the right height for a border.

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Summer Splash Wildflower Mix

                                  By Bill

                                  from White Hall, Maryland

                                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                  Pros

                                  • None at this time

                                  Cons

                                  • Low germination
                                  • Slow Growth

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas

                                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  Unfortunately I had low germination but it has been hot and dry and the area is not where I can water it so could be conditions more than seed quality. Next year I will plant earlier before the heat of summer.

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Failure

                                  By Rich

                                  from Apple Valley, CA

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Low Maintenance

                                  Cons

                                  • Planted too late

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas

                                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  The seeds were sown too late this year. We got no spring rains and the watering schedule was not able to bring about germanation. The 'no luck guarantee' is welcomed as I was sent a new batch of seed to sow this fall.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good seed!

                                  By Ryan

                                  from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

                                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Reliable Growth
                                  • Vivid Colors

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow Growth

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Erosion Control
                                  • Large Areas

                                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                  The seed is advertised -- like most of the country, it has been very hot and dry in Minnesota and so I think that has hindered the growth. However, the areas that have come up have been better than advertised. I look forward to years 2 & 3!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Superb with NO maintenance

                                  By jventerprises

                                  from Hubbardston, MA

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Reliable Growth
                                  • Vivid Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                    This mix exceeded my expectations! Growth was uniform and thick. I did til before seeding in late June. I did not water or weed and the results are spectacular. I will be planting this again next year!

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Seeds Not Growing in Texas

                                    By JR

                                    from Conroe, Texas

                                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                          Tried to use the product on the sides of a ditch that cannot be mowed.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          A shining star in my meadow

                                          By Tia, the Bee Lady

                                          from Williston, NC

                                          About Me Avid Gardener, Beekeeper

                                          Pros

                                          • Bee friendly
                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Vivid Colors

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Cut Flowers
                                            • Large Areas
                                            • Raised Beds

                                            Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                            I have 5 acres that I don't want to mow, so I am turning as much property into meadow as I can. I've been purchasing seed from American Meadows for some time now, and know I can rely on getting a good, easy-to-grow product. They are also wonderful forage for my honey bees! I am unable to post a photo because although these plants were doing great, Hurricane Irene came through and we got flooded with 3 feet of marsh water. But I can already see little green beginnings reinstating themselves. Wonderful, reliable seeds.

                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Second Year Additions

                                            By FlowerBabe

                                            from San Leandro, CA

                                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Cut Flowers
                                              • Erosion Control
                                              • Large Areas

                                              Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                              I wanted to review again to add some more pictures of how this wonderful mix changed over the seasons. Sadly, the summer bloom this second year is not as I'd hoped. Pretty barren, in fact. I did plant in a very small area and it's possible they couldn't reseed well there.
                                              I tossed what was left my seed from last year into a strip in front of the veggie garden (Again, just scattered over the gladioli bulbs) to kind of hide the 'ugly' garden from the street. It makes a fabulous screen and is just full of butterflies and ladybugs, too! SOOO disappointed that I didn't order in time this year to get more.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Splashy Enough to Swim In!

                                              By Flower Babe

                                              from San Leandro, CA

                                              About Me Getting Started

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fast growing
                                              • Low Maintenance

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Large Areas
                                                • Trouble spots

                                                Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                I casually tossed this seed over a prepared bed with some gladiolus bulbs planted in it, hoping for some color while waiting for the bulbs to grow. Then ignored the whole mess for several weeks while my husband was recovering from surgery.
                                                One day, I looked out and realized that the gladiolus are nearly 3 feet high, and the wildflowers cover the entire bed like a glorious blanket woven of white, purple and gold, spilling over brick edging! Now a formerly ugly strip beside our driveway has the neighbors stopping to gawk!
                                                Simply awesome! I can't wait to see what it does next summer!

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Summer Splash Mix

                                                By Cee

                                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Instructions
                                                • Attractive
                                                • Hardy
                                                • Healthy
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                  These provided much needed and quick color when other things were fading in the heat.

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Wonderful Product

                                                  By Susie B

                                                  from Palm Coast, FL

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                                  • Attractive
                                                  • Hardy
                                                  • Healthy
                                                  • Versatile

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Garden
                                                    • Outdoors
                                                    • Patio

                                                    Comments about American Meadows Summer Splash Wildflower Seed Mix:

                                                    I used the seeds in my border garden and they worked wonderfully!!

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