Wildflower Mix for Meadows
This seed mix contains over 6,000 seeds of six different types of meadow wildflowers for sunny, moderately moist sites. Included are New England aster, common milkweed, tall white-aster, wild bee-balm, foxglove beardtongue and Virginia mountain-mint.
This seed mix is ideal for:
- Broadcasting on a prepared seed bed, up to 300 square feet (See our blog Return of the Meadow)
- Sowing into nursery flats to produce your own sods for later planting into an existing field or newly prepared site
- Broadcasting (inter-seeding) into an existing meadow free of invasive plants
- Making seed bombs (See our the blog Native Seed Bombs)
Supplies are limited.
Photo has the following Meadow wildflower mix from top to bottom: Virginia mountain-mint, foxglove beardtongue, wild bee-balm, common milkweed, tall white-aster, New England aster.
Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions.
- A Seeds can be sown outdoors in fall or early spring.
- B Seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter.
- C Seeds need light to germinate; sow on soil surface and leave uncovered.
- D Seeds need alternating cycles of warm-to-cold-to-warm to germinate. They can be sown either outdoors in spring or summer and will germinate the following year or in a flat in a warm place for 3 months, then moved to a refrigerator for 2 months, then moved outside in the early summer warmth.
- E Seeds can not be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately.
- F Seeds take two years to germinate. Sow outside in the fall or winter and look for germination in the second spring. A shady location prevents the flats from rapid drying and reduces weeding
- G Large seeds should be soaked overnight in water.
- FERN: Sow spores in a warm bright location in a sealed container and keep moist. Directions enclosed with package. Challenging.
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All seeds can be sown and placed outdoors in fall or winter bypassing the need for an artificial indoor cold stratification (refrigerator) required for some species when planted in spring. This is the simplest method. See How to Grow Natives From Seed for detailed instructions.