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Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/2 Pound - covers 1000-1500 square feet

Price: $10.95

Sale: $8.76

1 Pound - covers 2000-3000 square feet

Price: $19.95

Sale: $15.96

5 Pounds - covers 10,000-15,000 square feet

Price: $94.95

Sale: $75.96

10 Pounds - covers 20,000-30,000 square feet

Price: $189.95

Sale: $151.96

25 Pounds - covers 1-2 acres

Price: $423.95

Sale: $339.16

50 Pounds - covers 2-4 acres

Price: $797.95

Sale: $638.36

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Quick Overview

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

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Details
SKU WHG
Common Name Wildlife Habitiat Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 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 Hummingbirds & Butterflies, 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
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Cosmos Seeds

    Cosmos Seeds

  • Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Black Eyed Susan Seeds

  • Handheld Seed Spreader

    Handheld Seed Spreader

Description

Half Wildflowers/half 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.

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.

Plant Species Included

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.
(For full detailed listing of all wildflower species, scroll to bottom of this page.)

Grasses, Grains and Clovers (50% of 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.

How to access a wealth of information about habitat creation and enjoyment. 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.

We had our six acre Vermont Wildflower Farm "certified" by NWF a few years ago, and since, we've enjoyed hosting all kinds of birds, butterflies, chipmunks, and last spring, a family of red foxes chose our field to raise their young.

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

  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
Lupinus polyphyllus Russell Lupine Perennial Mixed 36" Spring/Summer
Medicago sativa Vernal Alfalfa Perennial Purple 36" Spring
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes Annual Blue 9" Spring/Summer
Oenothera lamarckiana Evening Primrose Biennial Yellow 48" Summer
Papaver rhoeas Red Poppy, Shirley Poppy or Corn Poppy Annual Mixed 36" Spring/Summer
Ratibida columnaris Mexican Hat Perennial Red/Yellow 36" Summer/Fall
Ratibida columifera Prairie Coneflower Annual Yellow 30" Summer/Fall
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
Rudbeckia gloriosa Gloriosa Daisy Perennial Yellow/Brown 36" Summer/Fall
  Rudbeckia submentosa Sweet Coneflower Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
  Trifolium repens White Clover, Ladino Perennial White 6" Summer
  Trifolium repens White Clover, New Zealand Perennial White 6" Summer
Reviews

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American MeadowsWildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Fragrant (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (4)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

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    5.0

    Top Notch Germination

    By blather

    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 Derek

      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

         
        4.0

        Good results

        By UrbanFarmer

        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 Big T

          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 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            4/24/10 have not seen any growth

            By Wildflowerless

            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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again!

              By Lisa

              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!

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Perfect for our field

                By Corrie

                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

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lots of seeds for the $$$

                  By bunny-hugger

                  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 LEADER

                    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.

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                        • Personal

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