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. All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity

    Our All Annual Bold Color Wildflower Seed Mix features a bold, bright color palette for gardens and meadows. This mix features 10 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just wee...

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    Our All Annual Bold Color Wildflower Seed Mix features a bold, bright color palette for gardens and meadows. This mix features 10 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just weeks after germination, with blooms that continue all summer until frost. Cut your own beautiful bouquets with warm, harmonious colors. Watch as pollinators like bees and butterflies visit the blooms. All of our seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, 100% pure, and guaranteed to grow.
  2. All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix - Variety

    Our All Annual Vivid Variety Wildflower Seed Mix will create a rainbow of color in your garden or meadow. This mix features 23 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just weeks ...

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    Our All Annual Vivid Variety Wildflower Seed Mix will create a rainbow of color in your garden or meadow. This mix features 23 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just weeks after germination, with blooms that continue all summer until frost. If you're looking for quick-blooming wildflowers to attract a parade of pollinators and provide armfuls of cut-flower bouquets, this mix is for you! All of our seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, 100% pure, and guaranteed to grow.
  3. Wildflower Lawn Seed Mix - Simplicity

    Our Wildflower Yard Annual Bold Color Seed Mix will fill your yard with bright blooms all summer long. This low-growing mix features 9 annual wildflower varieties that grow no higher...

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    Our Wildflower Yard Annual Bold Color Seed Mix will fill your yard with bright blooms all summer long. This low-growing mix features 9 annual wildflower varieties that grow no higher than 20 inches tall, so it’s perfect for borders, lawn replacement, and curb appeal. Easy-to-grow wildflowers bloom from spring all the way through frost, perfect for cut flowers and attracting pollinators. All of our seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, 100% pure, and guaranteed to grow.
  4. Wildflower Lawn Seed Mix - Variety

    Our Wildflower Yard Annual Vivid Variety Seed Mix will fill your yard with vibrant colors all summer long. This mix features 20 annual wildflower varieties that grow no higher than 2...

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    Our Wildflower Yard Annual Vivid Variety Seed Mix will fill your yard with vibrant colors all summer long. This mix features 20 annual wildflower varieties that grow no higher than 2 feet tall, so it’s perfect for borders, lawn replacement, and curb appeal. Easy-to-grow wildflowers bloom from spring all the way through frost, perfect for plenty of cut flowers and attracting pollinators. All of our seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, 100% pure, and guaranteed to grow
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