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California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound - covers 500-1000 square feet
Price: $8.95
1/2 Pound - covers 1000-1500 square feet
Price: $15.95
1 Pound - covers 2000-3000 square feet
Price: $29.95
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5 or more for $19.99 ea.

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Quick Overview

A specialized mixture that's formulated precisely for the inland region from around Bakersfield north through the Redding, CA area.
 
Details
SKU CAVG
Common Name California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annuals & Perennials
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.
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 Southwest, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 7, 8, 9
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
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Handheld Seed Spreader

    Handheld Seed Spreader

  • Cosmos Seeds

    Cosmos Seeds

  • Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Black Eyed Susan Seeds

Description

This mixture takes into consideration the hot--but not desert-like--conditions of California's Central Valley, which always experiences higher temperatures than coastal California. (South of Bakersfield, our Southwestern Mixture is recommended.)

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Chrysanthemum carinatum Daisy Annual Mixed 36" Summer/Fall
Clarkia unguiculata Godetia, Mountain Garland Annual Pink/Lavender 30" Spring/Summer
Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses Annual White/Violet 24" Spring/Summer
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow/Red 30" Summer/Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Mixed 33" Summer/Fall
Dimorphotheca sinuata African Daisy Annual Orange/Yellow 16" Summer/Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Perennial Orange 18" Spring/Summer
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial Yellow/Red 30" Summer/Fall
Gilia capitata Globe Gilia Annual Blue 24" Spring
  Lasthenia glabrata Goldfields Annual Yellow 24" Winter/Spring
Layia platyglossa Tidy Tips Annual Yellow/White 12" Summer
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Annual Red 24" Spring/Summer
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum Annual White 16" Spring/Summer/Fall
Lupinus polyphyllus Russell Lupine Perennial Mixed 36" Spring/Summer
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine Annual Blue 48" Spring/Summer
Nemophila maculata Five Spot Annual Purple/White 6" Spring/Summer
Oenothera hookeri Evening Primrose Biennial Yellow 60" Summer
Oenothera speciosa Showy Evening Primrose Perennial Pink 24" Spring/Summer
Phacelia campanularia California Bluebell Annual Blue 20" Summer
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
Verbena tenuisecta Moss Verbena Annual Pink 12" Spring/Summer
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American MeadowsCalifornia Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

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    5.0

    Not just for Callie

    By Rockbobster

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent germination
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Nice Variety
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Had To Give More Water In

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Did fantastic in Tucson with a little extra water

       
      4.0

      Neighborhood loves it!

      By conk

      from Carmichael, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant

      Cons

      • Short Bloom Time

      Best Uses

      • Xeriscape

      Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

      So many wonderful comments from neighbors! I planted entire bag in front of fence to fill in while native sages take hold. It was a color riot with very little water. If weren't for drought, I wouldn't have had to water at all.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Color Galore!

      By 4 Catz

      from Redding CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

        This mix provides great coverage and tons of color!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do not buy this!!!!

        By Monarch Waystation 4450

        from Redding, CA.

        About Me Master Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Erosion Control

            Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

            I bought the following packages of seeds for my Monarch Waystation:

            Pacific Northwest Wildflower Seed Mix - 1/4 LB
            California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix - 1/4 LB
            Butterfly & Hummingbird Wildflower Seed Mix - 1/2 LB

            Either one or all of these were full of Persicaria maculosa which is an awful weed that has taken over my waystation. It spreads like crazy and is choking out all of my existing plants. I pull out hundreds every time I go out to the wildflower garden but it spreads back in just a day or 2. I will have to wait for the growing season to be over and try to roundup it all. Sad that all these years of established plants will need to be re-planted.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            The rain washed the seed away

            By Laney

            from Squaw Valley, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  Following the directions I applied seed to cleared hillside in fall and compressed into soil. Well, we received a heavy rain and when spring came the flowers bloomed not on the hillside but in the gravel roadway. It is very sad to have to drive over the pretty flowers.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Wild About Flowers!

                  By Becky

                  from Stockton CA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

                    great variety of flowers and colors

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEAUTIFUL!

                    By Elderwood Chris

                    from Elderwood, CA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      I did very little. Not much more than scattering the seeds around our property -- over our natural grassland. The flowers came at the same time other wildflowers were blooming on the hills around us. We had our own personal wildflower display. I'll certainly buy more this year and trust that seeds from the first batch will continue to produce.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Only American Meadows...

                      By Barb

                      from Bishop, CA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Attracts bees
                      • Attracts butterflies
                      • Easy To Grow
                      • Fragrant
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors
                        • Poor soil growing

                        Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

                        ...offers a wildflower mix specificially for our unique growing environment. With a late planting date ("when the snow leaves White Mountain") and cool nights/high winds into the summer, growing here in Round Valley can be quite the challenge. This mixture is specially chosen to grow well here and American Meadows chose well. Here on the side of Mt. Tom, my wildflower garden attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, bees... and neighbors!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Product was delivered very quickly, in great condition, and with extra "gift" seed packets.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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