California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix

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A specialized mixture that's formulated precisely for the inland region from around Bakersfield north through the Redding, CA area.

Zones 7 - 9
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 CAVG

What's in this Mix?

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

Plant Information

Associated SKUs
CAVG
CAVQP (1/4 Pound)
CAVHP (1/2 Pound)
CAVLB (1 Pound)
CAVLB5 (5 Pounds)
CAVLB10 (10 Pounds)
CAVLB25 (25 Pounds)
CAVLB50 (50 Pounds)
Common Name California Central Valley 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 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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsCalifornia Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Only American Meadows...

...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,...Read complete review

...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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy this!!!!

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...Read complete review

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT SEED MIX - BLOOMS FIRST SEASON

By 

from Sonoma County, CA

About Me Casual Hobbyist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control

    Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

    These were so easy to seed on our California Sonoma County Ranch. After first week of rain in February 2016 we just spread the seed and raked into the soil. We got a full bloom of the mix starting in May. Full blooms lasted thru July and still have some cosmos popping up.

    Highly recommend. Great mix of species and colors.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful First Season Blooms

    By 

    from Sonoma County, CA

    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix:

      WOW! We did a remodel of a home in Sonoma County on an 11 acre ranch. There were areas that were erosion proned, partially barren and in full south sun. Spread the seeds without any real prep in January and at the end of May we started to get beautiful blooms. They are spectacular and would highly recommend. Plant them during the rainy season and as soon as the dry season arrived we had blooms.

       
      5.0

      Not just for Callie

      By 

      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 

        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 

        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 

          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 

              from Squaw Valley, CA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              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 

              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 

                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 

                  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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                    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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