Red Poppies are a garden icon and when paired with Yellow Coreopsis make for a vibrant, energetic look in the garden.
You can’t go wrong with the fiery combination of Red Poppies and Coreopsis in the early summer garden. This pair creates an instant warm feeling in the landscape and is an unstoppable combination: drought tolerant, deer resistant, and extremely easy to grow. We recommend planting this energetic combination around your patio or other entertaining areas!
Red Poppy & Coreopsis Stats:
- Type: Annual. Will bloom in first year but not successive years (unless they self seed).
Height: Coreopsis grows to be around 36” and Red Poppies grow to be around 30”.
Sun/Soil Preference: This combination prefers as much sun as possible (at least 8 hrs per day) and grows in moist soil types (clay, dry, well-draining, moist/wet).
Advantages: Easy to grow, drought resistant, deer resistant.
Black Eyed Susan and Echinacea grow effortlessly in almost any sunny spot and will attract a variety of pollinators to your garden year after year.
An easily-recognizable native favorite in gardens from coast to coast, Black Eyed Susan and Echinacea can be planted from seed with ease. Growing this colorful combination is not only easier than trying to plug in plants, but also more cost-effective as a ¼ lb of each variety can seed a very large garden bed. Black Eyed Susan and Purple Coneflower attract a parade of pollinators to the summer garden and blooms for weeks and weeks, coming back year after year.
Black Eyed Susan & Echinacea Stats:
Type: Perennial. Starts blooming in the second season and will bloom every year after.
Height: Black Eyed Susan grows to be around 36” and Purple Coneflower grow to be around 30”.
Sun/Soil Preference: This combination prefers as much sun as possible (at least 8 hrs per day) and grows in dry, average, to well-draining soil.
Advantages: Easy to grow, native, attracts pollinators.
Wildflower Design: Where to Begin?
Now that you have these easy Wildflower design combinations, it’s time to start thinking about your landscape and what matters most to you.
Are you looking for a “one and done” type of planting that will provide colorful flowers for years to come? If so, a combination of low-maintenance native perennial wildflowers, such as the Black Eyed Susan & Purple Coneflower Combo, may be your best choice.
Are you looking for a quick solution to add color in a new garden bed? A combination of quick-growing, long-blooming annuals, such as the Cosmos and Zinnia & Cosmos Combo or Sunflower & Cosmos Combo, would be great choices. Annual wildflowers bloom all season long. You may love them so much, you’ll keep planting them year after year!
No matter what your garden size, there’s always room to grow wildflowers! With these effortless seed combos, simply choose your favorite for an easy garden design.