Extend Your Spring-Blooming Garden With Wildflowers

Daffodils, tulips, and wildflowers growing in a exmployees garden.

Erin planted Zinnia and Black Eyed Susan on top of her spring-blooming bulb bed for color all season long.

The spectacular blooms of Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus and more add much-needed color to the spring garden. However, if you don’t have something ready to take over after those flowers fade, your flower bed could look a little underwhelming come late spring. An easy solution to this problem is to plant wildflowers in the same bed as your spring-blooming bulbs! Once your spring bulbs are done blooming, the wildflowers take over with bold color from late spring all the way into fall.

How to Plant Wildflowers With Spring Bulbs

Wildflower seeds to be planted

Try to remove as much existing growth around your bulbs before spreading your seed. Wildflowers prefer to be planted on bare soil.

This companion planting couldn’t be any easier. Wildflowers are extremely easy to grow in any sunny spot that gets at least six hours of full sun per day. In late spring, once there is no more chance of frost in your area and your bulbs are starting to fade, sprinkle a mixture of annual wildflowers in your bulb bed. Annuals will come up and bloom in the first year, ensuring you’ll have color this season. We also recommend adding in perennial varieties so you don’t have to plant every year. Our regional mixtures are a perfect mix of annuals and perennials.

Learn how to plant wildflowers from our wildflower expert "The Seed Man".

 

Pink Tulips in bloom

As the Tulips fade in Erin's garden, perennial Lupine is getting ready to bloom.

Erin, one of our employees, did this companion planting last spring once her Tulips and Daffodils faded in her yard. She planted Perennial Lupine, Shasta Daisies, Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan and Zinnia mix. Last year she enjoyed a fabulous display of annual Black Eyed Susan and Zinnias, and this year the perennial Lupine, Daisy, and Echinacea are all starting to come up.

 

Zinnia and Black Eyed Susans in bloom

Zinnia and Black Eyed Susan are a great first-year combination for your bulb bed, blooming from early summer all the way through fall.

If you don’t want to try a mixture, select your own varieties like Erin did! You could plant your favorite varieties, plant all in one color, or design your own mix if you’d like. The possibilities with wildflowers are endless! Your bulb & wildflower bed is sure to become the focal point of your garden all season long.

Wildflower Seeds

  1. New To Wildflowers Collection

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    New to growing wildflowers? Our New To Wildflowers Collection is the perfect way to dig in. This collection includes one copy of Mini Meadows written by “The Seed Man” Mike Lizotte with inspiring meadow images and ‘how to’ tips for starting a meadow or seed planting anywhere in your yard. Paired with the book you will also receive a ¼ lb bag of our exclusive Mini Meadows Wildflower Seed Mix, and a handheld seed spreader to help sow seeds. Whether you’re starting small or dreaming big, you’ll have everything you need to grow beautiful blooms.
  2. Mini Meadows Wildflower Seed Mix

    Plant our Mini Meadows Wildflower Seed Mix for a beautiful display of some of our most loved wildflower seeds. This one-of-a-kind mix was designed by Mike “The Seed Man” Lizotte ...

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    Plant our Mini Meadows Wildflower Seed Mix for a beautiful display of some of our most loved wildflower seeds. This one-of-a-kind mix was designed by Mike “The Seed Man” Lizotte to pair with his book, Mini Meadows. These easy-to-grow wildflowers will offer years of enjoyment for new and experienced wildflower gardeners alike. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
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    Create beautiful flower arrangements from your own meadow or flower garden with our Bouquets For Days Wildflower Seed Mix. We’ve included a wide range of flower forms and textures in a diverse palette, with every color of the rainbow to let your inner artist shine. This mix features 27 annual varieties for bold first-season color and long-lasting blooms. Non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow.
  4. Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix, Helianthus annuus Tall Mardi Gras Mix

    The Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix features a rich, painterly palette of gold, ochre, and rust red hues. These sunflowers will grow between 3.3 to 8 feet tall, with varied blooms that rang...

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    Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Seed Mix Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix Helianthus annuus Tall Mardi Gras Mix
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    The Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix features a rich, painterly palette of gold, ochre, and rust red hues. These sunflowers will grow between 3.3 to 8 feet tall, with varied blooms that range from 4-12 inches wide. Plant to beautify your landscape and enjoy watching bees, butterflies, and birds come to visit. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
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