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Backyard Birding Wildflower Seed Mix

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Our Backyard Birding Wildflower Seed Mix is an easy way to grow bird and pollinator habitat right in your own back yard. A rainbow of colorful flowers will light up your landscape from spring through fall. Birds will swoop through to feed on tiny insects, and once flowers fade, seeds provide them another good food source. Includes a mix of annuals, biennials, and perennials. All of our seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
key features
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 5,000-10,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 10,000-25,000 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1/2-1 acre.
50 lbs covers 1.5-2 acres.
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings


Plant our Backyard Birding Wildflower Seed Mix to invite birds and other flying friends to your garden or meadow. This mix includes several native wildflowers, which are ideal for habitat creation. We recommend leaving wildflowers standing over the winter months, for two important reasons. First, it will provide a habitat for overwintering insects, an essential food source for birds and their young. Second, dried wildflower seed heads provide a food source for birds when insects are less available. Designed by The Seed Man, Mike Lizotte, exclusively for American Meadows.

How much seed do I need? See Plant Information below for coverage rates.



What's in this Mix

We've included 9 annual wildflowers that will bloom in the first year, 2 biennials to add color in the second season, and 8 perennial wildflowers that will start blooming in the second or third season and return year after year.

Img Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Purple 36-72" tall Fall
Calendula officinalis Pot Marigold Annual Orange, Yellow 12-24" tall Summer, Fall
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Annual Yellow 24-36" tall Summer, Fall
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial White 16-30" tall Summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 18-36" tall Summer, Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow, Red 30-36" tall Summer, Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Orange, Yellow 36-48" tall Summer, Fall
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover Perennial Purple 12-36" tall Summer, Fall
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Biennial Red, White, Pink 12-24" tall Summer
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 24-36" tall Summer
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Orange 12-18" tall Spring, Summer
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 12-24" tall Summer
Placeholder Image Helianthus annuus Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot Annual Yellow, Brown Center 24-36" tall Summer, Fall
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Perennial Purple 24-48" tall Summer, Fall
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Perennial Blue 18-30" tall Spring, Summer
Phlox drummondii Drummond Phlox Annual Red 8-20" tall Summer, Fall
Ratibida columnifera Yellow Prairie Coneflower Perennial Yellow 12-36" tall Summer
Rudbeckia hirta Black Eyed Susan Perennial Yellow 12-36" tall Summer, Fall
Zinnia elegans Zinnia Annual Mix 24-36" tall Summer, Fall
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We’re Your Wildflower Experts

Our approach is simple ‐ for over 25 years we have offered gardeners only the best wildflower seeds, flower bulbs, perennial plants, clover and lawn seeds and flower seed packets for special occasions ‐ the ones we grow in our own gardens. We stand ready to help you grow with confidence!