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A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area.

Zones 1 - 8
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKU WHG

50% Wildflowers, 50% Grasses & Grains

This is the only mixture we sell that includes grasses and grains; all others are pure wildflower seed. They are included here along with plenty of wildflowers as well, because the special use of this mixture is to provide food and cover for wildlife.

A new mixture for a new trend.

We've made up this mix especially for the growing group of people who want to provide wildlife habitat on a portion of their property.

Led by the National Wildlife Federation, more and more homeowners are anxious to do their part by adding to the shrinking inventory of habitat in North America.

It’s all about creating an area in your yard where your family can watch wildlife up close, while providing birds, butterflies, and small mammals the food and cover they need. Children, particularly, enjoy seeing all the wonders of a meadow environment.

The results here will not be the same as with our regular wildflower mixtures. Keep in mind that with our regular mixtures, the goal is maximum color and establishment of flower plants. With this mix, your planting will also include grasses and grains like oats and wheat-like plants. However, the display should still be very attractive, especially since a full 50% of the seed is wildflowers, both annuals for first year color, and perennials to "come back" and bloom every year.

Plant Species Included:

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31 Wildflowers make up 50% of the mix, chosen to attract butterflies, bees, seed-eating songbirds and nectar-seeking hummingbirds:

  • Perennials include favorites like purple coneflower, coreopsis, blue flax, and black-eyed susan.
  • Annuals include cosmos, red poppy, lupine, baby snapdragon, and more.

Grasses, Grains and Clovers make up the other 50% of this mix:

  • Field Peas, white flowers, plus food for waterfowl and game birds (pheasant, quail, etc.).
  • Triticale, a common food grain that is a cross between wheat and rye. Attracts small wildlife such as chipmunks.
  • Oats, attractive grain plant that provides food and cover for birds and most small wildlife.
  • Sorghum/Sudangrass, a fast-growing food grass favored by browsing and grazing wildlife.
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense). Attractive perennial clover loved by deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and bees.
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) Short annual clover with brilliant red flowers.Attracts hummingbirds.

Bird and Butterfly Favorites:

  • Cornflower Seeds are a highly favored food for many birds, particularly American Goldfinches.
  • Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea, is a favorite of Monarch and other Butterflies.
  • Brilliantly-colored tubular flowers, such as baby snapdragon and lupine, and also Crimson and Red Clover, are particularly effective at attracting Hummingbirds.

Habitat Creation

The internet is brimming with wonderful websites filled with information on creating backyard habitat. Here are some of the best sources:

  1. Get info and your habitat "certified" by the leader: National Wildlife Federation The NWF has been the leader in encouraging homeowners and families to create wildlife habitats for years. It's easy to qualify for their Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and it's free. If you like, you can buy a little sign with their logo proudly proclaiming your area a "certified" habitat.
    As of May, 2002, the NWF had certified over 32,000 backyards all over the country, and the program continues to grow.
    NWF Homepage
    NWF Backyard Habitat Site

  2. Great information from the Wildlife Habitat Council This website, sponsored by businesses that have devoted their lands to wildlife habitat, offers well done lesson plans and lots of other "how-to" free to teachers and parents. Particularly useful with children is the "Visiting a Meadow Habitat" section, which can be printed out on 5 pages, and gives you a complete plan for introducing kids to the fun of wildlife watching.
    WHC Homepage
    WHC's "Visiting a Meadow" plan

  3. Windstar Wildlife Institute This is a private, non-profit organization in Maryland, dedicated to helping people create habitat all over the country. Founded by Thomas Patrick, nationally-known nature photographer/journalist and environmentalist. Their beautiful website is filled with useful tips for creating wildlife habitat.
    WWI Homepage

  4. National Resources Conservation Service, USDA This is a federal government site with lots of information. Their "Backyard Conservation Tip Sheet" is particularly useful in creating family-friendly habitats with plant lists, tips on attracting birds, bees and mammals.
    NRCS Backyard Wildlife

How to get started:

This mixture of seed is planted in the same way as all our others. It can be planted in spring, summer or fall. (See "Planting Instructions" under Gardening Information tab on homepage.) Because it includes grasses and grains, it should be planted more thickly than the all-flower seed mixtures. Our recommended planting rate for this mix is one pound per 1000 sq. ft.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
  Aster ptarmiodes White Upland Aster Perennial White 24" Summer, Fall
Aster tanacetifolius Prairie Aster Annual Yellow, Purple 18" Mid/Late Summer
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower Annual Mixed 35" Spring, Summer
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Perennial Orange 18" Spring
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial White 48" Summer
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 Wild Cosmos Annual Red, White, Pink 47" Summer, Fall
  Dactylis glomerata Orchard Grass, Latar Perennial Green 47" Summer, Fall
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Biennial Red, White 20" Spring, Summer
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 36" Summer, Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Orange 18" Spring, Summer
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Gysophila elegans Baby's Breath Annual White 28" Spring, Summer
Helianthus annuus Wild Sunflower Annual Yellow 60" Summer, Fall
Helianthus annuus Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot Annual Yellow, Brown Center 16" Summer, Fall
Hesperis matronalis Dame's Rocket Perennial Purple 48" Summer
Iberis umbellata Candytuft Annual Mixed 12" Spring, Summer
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Perennial Blue 24" Summer, Fall
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Annual Red 24" Spring, Summer
Lolium perenne Perennial Ryegrass, Faithful Tetraploid Perennial Green 24" Summer
Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine Perennial Blue 36" Spring, Summer

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Associated SKUs
WHG
WHHP (1/2 Pound)
WHLB (1 Pound)
WHLB5 (5 Pounds)
WHLB10 (10 Pounds)
WHLB25 (25 Pounds)
WHLB50 (50 Pounds)
Common Name Wildlife Habitiat 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 Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow
Ideal 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.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsWildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Master gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lots of seeds for the $$$

I love to watch the deer but buying corn all the time is getting expensive! I bought the wildlife habitat wildflower mix and the amount of seeds covered a huge area! Can't wait to...Read complete review

I love to watch the deer but buying corn all the time is getting expensive! I bought the wildlife habitat wildflower mix and the amount of seeds covered a huge area! Can't wait to see the deer chow down on my beautiful meadow!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

4/24/10 have not seen any growth

I broadcast the seeds with sand in a meadow which I wanted to be covered with a wildflower path. I did this in the late fall and am still waiting for any sort of...Read complete review

I broadcast the seeds with sand in a meadow which I wanted to be covered with a wildflower path. I did this in the late fall and am still waiting for any sort of display/flowers. Possibly they will erupt in May?

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4.0

Fed the BIrds All WInter Long!

By 

from New Hampshire

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Planted this mix in our meadow last spring and had a great take on grass and annuals - a really attractive mix of bright flowers and grass. Can't wait to see the perennials coming up this year. After we mowed the fields in the fall, watched the birds foraging all winter and into the spring.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix.

      By 

      from Central VA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Do not use in large areas. Only the grasses grew

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      1.0

      Poor germination

      By 

      from Vermont

      About Me Master Gardener

      Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Very little germination.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Wildlife Habitat

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Wonderful to attract wildlife.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Flowers!

        By 

        from Ankeny, IA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Beautiful flowers! We planted this mixture in a large area in our backyard and have really enjoyed watching multiple butterflies, rabbits, deer (with fawns), birds, and red foxes visiting daily. This is a wonderful mixture that germinates very rapidly and produces beautiful flowers that both we and our local wildlife are thoroughly enjoying. I plan to order more this Fall to expand the wildflower areas in our back yard.

         
        5.0

        Top Notch Germination

        By 

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

          All seeds no chaff and great germination percentages.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great mixture

          By 

          from Maryland

          About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

          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 Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

            Great mixture

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good results

            By 

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

              I planted this two springs ago and am satisfied with it. Excellent results, especially considering that I did not follow the directions. I did not completely clear the area of weeds before planting, but the grasses, clovers and some of the flowers have out-competed many of the weeds. (I helped it along by keeping the weeds trimmed down when I could.) I bet my results would have been even better with proper planting.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding!

              By 

              from Glouster, Ohio

              About Me Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Erosion Control
                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix was the right choice, I'm completely satisfied with the coverage, types of wildflowers and cover plants.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                4/24/10 have not seen any growth

                By 

                from Eagle Point, OR

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  I broadcast the seeds with sand in a meadow which I wanted to be covered with a wildflower path. I did this in the late fall and am still waiting for any sort of display/flowers. Possibly they will erupt in May?

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again!

                  By 

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Fragrant
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lawn

                    Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                    I planted it last summer in my back yard. It grew wild grass clover and lots of different wild flowers. The grass has started to grow this spring and I am excited to see what flowers come back and what new ones come!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for our field

                    By 

                    from Saylorsburg, PA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      We just planted 1/3 of an acre with this mixture. I'm waiting to see what happens, but the seeds are already sprouting and it looks promising!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Lots of seeds for the $$$

                      By 

                      from Cagle Mountain Tennessee

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Fragrant
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lawn
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                        I love to watch the deer but buying corn all the time is getting expensive! I bought the wildlife habitat wildflower mix and the amount of seeds covered a huge area! Can't wait to see the deer chow down on my beautiful meadow!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Buying more this yr

                        By 

                        from Knox, TN

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix:

                            As described,came up well. Buying more this year.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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