Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix

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A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area.
Zones 1 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKUAM017009

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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What's in this Mix?

50% Wildflowers, 50% Grasses & Grains

This is the only mixture we sell that includes grasses and grains; all others are pure wildflower seed. They are included here along with plenty of wildflowers as well, because the special use of this mixture is to provide food and cover for wildlife.

A new mixture for a new trend.

We've made up this mix especially for the growing group of people who want to provide wildlife habitat on a portion of their property. Led by the National Wildlife Federation, more and more homeowners are anxious to do their part by adding to the shrinking inventory of habitat in North America. It’s all about creating an area in your yard where your family can watch wildlife up close, while providing birds, butterflies, and small mammals the food and cover they need. Children, particularly, enjoy seeing all the wonders of a meadow environment.

The results here will not be the same as with our regular wildflower mixtures. Keep in mind that with our regular mixtures, the goal is maximum color and establishment of flower plants. With this mix, your planting will also include grasses and grains like oats and wheat-like plants. However, the display should still be very attractive, especially since a full 50% of the seed is wildflowers, both annuals for first year color, and perennials to "come back" and bloom every year.


Plant Species Included | See full list »

31 Wildflowers make up 50% of the mix, chosen to attract butterflies, bees, seed-eating songbirds and nectar-seeking hummingbirds:
  • Perennials include favorites like purple coneflower, coreopsis, blue flax, and black-eyed susan.
  • Annuals include cosmos, red poppy, lupine, baby snapdragon, and more.
 
Grasses, Grains and Clovers make up the other 50% of this mix:
  • Field Peas, white flowers, plus food for waterfowl and game birds (pheasant, quail, etc.).
  • Triticale, a common food grain that is a cross between wheat and rye. Attracts small wildlife such as chipmunks.
  • Oats, attractive grain plant that provides food and cover for birds and most small wildlife.
  • Sorghum/Sudangrass, a fast-growing food grass favored by browsing and grazing wildlife.
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense). Attractive perennial clover loved by deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and bees.
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) Short annual clover with brilliant red flowers.Attracts hummingbirds.
 

Bird and Butterfly Favorites

  • Cornflower Seeds are a highly favored food for many birds, particularly American Goldfinches.
  • Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea, is a favorite of Monarch and other Butterflies.
  • Brilliantly-colored tubular flowers, such as baby snapdragon and lupine, and also Crimson and Red Clover, are particularly effective at attracting Hummingbirds.

How to get started

This mixture of seed is planted in the same way as all our others. It can be planted in spring, summer or fall. (See "Planting Instructions" under Gardening Information tab on homepage.) Because it includes grasses and grains, it should be planted more thickly than the all-flower seed mixtures. Our recommended planting rate for this mix is one pound per 1000 sq. ft.


  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
  Aster ptarmiodes White Upland Aster Perennial White 24" Summer, Fall
Aster tanacetifolius Prairie Aster Annual Yellow, Purple 18" Mid/Late Summer
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower Annual Mix 35" Spring, Summer
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Perennial Orange 18" Spring
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial White 48" Summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer, Fall
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual Mixed 33" Summer, Fall
Cosmos bipinnatus Wild Cosmos Annual Red, White, Pink 47" Summer, Fall
Dactylis glomerata Orchard Grass, Latar Perennial Green 47" Summer, Fall
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Biennial Red, White 20" Spring, Summer
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial Purple 36" Summer, Fall
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Annual Orange 18" Spring, Summer
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial Yellow, Red 30" Summer, Fall
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Gysophila elegans Baby's Breath Annual White 28" Spring, Summer
Helianthus annuus Wild Sunflower Annual Yellow 60" Summer, Fall
  Helianthus annuus Dwarf Sunflower Sunspot Annual Yellow, Brown Center 16" Summer, Fall
Hesperis matronalis Dame's Rocket Perennial Purple 48" Summer
Iberis umbellata Candytuft Annual Mixed 12" Spring, Summer
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Perennial Blue 24" Summer, Fall
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Annual Red 24" Spring, Summer
Lolium perenne Perennial Ryegrass, Faithful Tetraploid Perennial Green 24" Summer
Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine Perennial Blue 36" Spring, Summer
 

Habitat Creation

The internet is brimming with wonderful websites filled with information on creating backyard habitat. Here are some of the best sources:

  1. Get info and your habitat "certified" by the leader: National Wildlife Federation The NWF has been the leader in encouraging homeowners and families to create wildlife habitats for years. It's easy to qualify for their Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and it's free. If you like, you can buy a little sign with their logo proudly proclaiming your area a "certified" habitat.
    As of May, 2002, the NWF had certified over 32,000 backyards all over the country, and the program continues to grow.
    NWF Homepage
    NWF Garden For Wildlife Certification Site

  2. Great information from the Wildlife Habitat Council This website, sponsored by businesses that have devoted their lands to wildlife habitat, offers well done lesson plans and lots of other "how-to" free to teachers and parents. Particularly useful with children is the "Visiting a Meadow Habitat" section, which can be printed out on 5 pages, and gives you a complete plan for introducing kids to the fun of wildlife watching.
    WHC Homepage

  3. Windstar Wildlife Institute This is a private, non-profit organization in Maryland, dedicated to helping people create habitat all over the country. Founded by Thomas Patrick, nationally-known nature photographer/journalist and environmentalist. Their beautiful website is filled with useful tips for creating wildlife habitat.
    WWI Homepage

  4. National Resources Conservation Service, USDA This is a federal government site with lots of information. Their "Backyard Conservation Tip Sheet" is particularly useful in creating family-friendly habitats with plant lists, tips on attracting birds, bees and mammals.
    NRCS Backyard Wildlife

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Plant Information
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Associated SKUsAM017009
AM012897 (1 Pound)
AM012896 (1/2 Pound)
AM012898 (10 Pounds)
AM012899 (25 Pounds)
AM012900 (5 Pounds)
AM012901 (50 Pounds) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Wildlife Habitiat Wildflower Seed Mix
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Ships As
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.
Non-GMO
Yes
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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