Mountain Valley Seed Butterfly & Hummingbird Wildflower Seed
Last updated date: September 4, 2020
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This lavish selection of 23 annual and perennial wildflower seeds attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, honeybees, bumblebees, ladybugs, and other beneficial pollinators while providing seasons of enjoyment.
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An Overview On Wildflower Seeds
Did you know there are over 20,000 species of flowering plants in North America alone? Flowers that grow in the wild without cultivation are called wildflowers. These kinds of flowers can be native to North America (called indigenous wildflowers), or they can be introduced onto the continent from other areas of the world (called naturalized wildflowers).
Wildflowers not only look beautiful and require very little maintenance, they also help the surrounding environment. Their leaves, pollen and nectar provide food for the insects in the garden. They also offer them a sheltered place to breed. Insects pollinate the flowers, helping them spread seeds and expand their growing area. Other animals in the area, such as birds, bats and small mammals, feed on those insects. Some birds also eat the wildflowers, especially in the winter when food is scarce.
Growing wildflowers on your property helps to keep the soil healthy. When the wildflowers spread their roots, they help keep the soil in place. That way, when there is a lot of rainfall, the soil doesn’t get washed away. This also ensures that the important nutrients stay in the ground where the plants need them.
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When you’re thinking of planting wildflowers, be sure to check the right time based on your growing zone. Your site will need to have at least six hours of sun to help the flowers grow. Get your soil ready for the seeds by removing any plants and debris. Take a look at the optimal coverage rate for your seed package. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, and note the oncoming weather. If possible, plant before some rain is expected. Use a seed roller to compress the seeds into the soil. Be sure not to cover them completely with soil as they need to be exposed to the sun. Keep in mind that you’ll need to water the seeds until the flowers are around six inches tall. After that, they will be able to survive on rainfall.
The Wildflower Seed Buying Guide
- How do you know how much wildflower seeds you need? Here’s a simple way to calculate the right amount: Measure the area of the garden where you want to plant wildflowers, and calculate the square footage. For example, for a circle-shaped plot, the formula is radius x radius x 3.14. For a rectangular-shaped plot, the formula is length x width. Then decide how densely you want to plant the wildflowers. For example, do you want them to be tightly packed together or look more scattered? For a dense planting, opt for 10 lbs of seeds for 10,000 sq. ft. For a sparse planting, opt for 10 lbs for 25,000 sq. ft.
- Quality is important when you’re buying wildflower seeds. Look for brands that have inspection to ensure the seeds are weed free.
- Wildflowers are hardy and can grow in rough conditions. Check to make sure that the seeds are designed for the growing zone you’re located in for the best results.
- If you want to create stunning landscape, opt for wildflower seed packages that have a lot of variety. This way, you can have flowers of all different colors, shapes and sizes within your planting.