When it comes to soil conditions, wildflowers tend not to be too picky.
They can thrive and are adaptable to a number of different conditions and pH levels for that matter. We have a lot of customers that live in coastal areas such as Cape Cod, the Carolina’s or the shores of California that are dealing with very airy, well-drained soils.
These are ideal growing conditions for our Dry Area Wildflower Mix. We formulated this mix with a nice combination of annual and perennial wildflowers that adapt to very well drained, silt based soil, making it perfect for any dry area planting.
“Used over sandy septic area and adjoining field. Attractive from May through October. Astounding mix of color.” - Ninos – Pacific Northwest
You may find sandy soil conditions to also be on the acidic side with pH levels below 7. I wouldn’t get too caught up in this number. Wildflowers are adaptable to such a wide range of pH levels, unlike other flowers, that we don’t want to focus on this too much. Again using a simple “observation” of the current growing conditions can tell you a lot.
If you do decide to test the pH level of your soil, the ideal conditions would be a number between 5 (acidic) and 9 (alkaline) with 7 being neutral.
The Spring Into Summer Wildflower Seed Mix (formerly known as Summer Splash) offers up some of the biggest color of any mixture we carry! With 46 easy-to-grow species, this is a great choice for new garden beds, replacing part of your lawn, or creating a naturalized meadow. Packed with heat-tolerant quick bloomers, this mix can be planted well into the summer for color in the first season. An easy, rewarding mix for those new to wildflowers and experts alike.
The Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix contains 27 different annual and perennial wildflowers that thrive when planted in the Northeast. Exceptionally easy to grow, this mix brings a dynamic medley of blooms to the landscape throughout the entire summer season, with no gaps in color. Annual wildflowers like Calendula and Cornflower appear quickly in the first year, while perennial varieties like Wild Lupine and Echinacea provide many years of color starting in the second season. Designed for planting in: CT, ME, MA, RI, VT, NH, DE, PA, NY, NJ, MD, WV, QC and the Eastern Provinces, this mix contains only 100% Pure, non-GMO & neonicotinoid-free seeds.
The Midwest Wildflower Seed Mix is comprised of 28 different wildflower species, all perfect for planting in the Heartland of the USA. Designed to provide nonstop season-long color, annuals like Plains Coreopsis and Sulphur Cosmos burst into bloom their very first summer, while perennial varieties like Purple Prairie Clover and Black Eyed Susan deliver color for many years, starting in their second season. Contains 100% Pure, non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free seeds best for planting in: IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, WI and Ontario.
Containing 26 different wildflowers that thrive when planted in the Southeastern US, the Southeast Wildflower Seed Mix brings steady color to the landscape throughout the summer season. Blooming in the first year, annual wildflowers like Cosmos and Rose Mallow deliver quick, bold color while perennial varieties like Scarlet Sage and Shasta Daisy offer years of lasting blooms beginning in their second season. Features 100% Pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds for planting in: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, East TX, and VA.
We can’t force the hand of Mother Nature and we need to be realistic in our expectations. If your soil is currently supporting limited growth you will most likely need to engage in some amount of amendment if you want to be successful. You may want try a small test garden before spending the time and money on a larger wildflower installation.
We want to make sure that your expectations are properly set and that you’ll have a meadow that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come!