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How To Grow Wildflowers In Pots or Indoors

So you want to grow wildflowers in pots? Follow these simple steps .

  • Planting Time? – Planting outdoors in a container? Check for your last frost date and plant after your date passes. Otherwise, plant 10 weeks before the first winter frost comes in the fall. You can plant anytime you can ensure at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day will contact your flowers.
  • Locate Sunny Spot – Choose a spot in your house, maybe a South or West facing window that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day. Or plant in a sunny spot outside.
  • Acquire Supplies
    • Pot / Container – Acquire a pot at least least 4-6″ in diameter.
    • Soil – A bag of potting soil if possible, or simply composted soil.
    • Seeds – You can use Seedles, wildflower seed balls. Or you can purchase wildflower seeds locally.

    Plant

    • Add Compost – Fill the pot or container 3/4 with soil, until the soil comes up to 1-2″ below the top. Ensure the soil uncompacted and has proper aeration.
    • Plant Seeds – Mix the seeds with a bit of compost, then spread lightly across the surface. Add a small dusting of compost to any uncovered seeds. Careful only to allow them to be buried between 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch deep. Do not bury them deeply, they will not be strong enough to grow out and sprout. Plant Wildflower Seedles approximately 2-4 per square foot and only half-way into the soil. Plant plain wildflower seeds at a density that is indicated on the seed package.
    • Pack Soil – Gently press down the soil to firm it up a bit and ensure the compost is contacting the seeds.

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    • Water Gently – Water daily, then semi-weekly. For proper germination, you want a moist soil, like a moist brownie texture, not wet, not soaking wet, just moist to allow germination until seedlings are about 4-6″ tall. If you live in a drier climate, we recommend watering regularly.
    • Weed – Occasionally you may need to pull out small sprouts or weeds you know are not from your wildflower seeds. If you’re unsure, don’t pull it, just wait to see if it flowers. Even weeds like dandelions are great for bees and pollinators.

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    Weed from a wildflower seed packet

    Native California Wildflower Seed Mix. May contain the following: Clarkia, Chinese Houses, Calif. Poppy, Globe Gilia, Gilia Tricolor, Goldfields, Tidy Tips, Golden and Arroyo Lupines, Baby Blue Eyes, Five Spot, Calif. Blue Bell, Lacy Phacelia Yarrow and Mountain Garland. Produces flowers that bloom thru spring, summer and fall. Approx. 600,000 seeds/lb. Use 7 lb./acre. 1/4 lb. seeds 1500 sq. ft. Fall is the time to plant these annual and perennial native wildflowers. For best results, remove weeds, then loosen top 1” of soil, level with a garden rake and scatter seeds evenly over the area. Mulch evenly with a fine layer of peat moss or compost 1/8” deep and water with a fine spray. After seedlings appear (which may take 2-6 weeks), water only as necessary. Once established, these wildflowers will bloom year after year, providing color and beauty, as long as you let them go to seed in the spring when they are done flowering.

    * please note seeds in mix subject to change due to varieties available due to crop failure.

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    quick and secure shipping

    Posted by SZ on 8th Nov 2021

    seeds were bagged securely so none spilled out during shipping. These arrived really quickly after ordering, and I'm looking forward to seeing these bloom 🙂

    Easy to Sow and Grow

    Posted by Donna W on 10th Apr 2021

    During the rainy season, I broadcast a packet of these seeds on a muddy hillside. No prep, as the hillside was so steep, I couldn't get my footing.

    This spring, I'm seeing Five Spot, California poppies, Chinese houses, Blue-Eyed Grass and others.

    I'm very pleased with the results and hope to see them again next year.

    Great germination rate

    Posted by James on 24th Jan 2021

    I don't recognize the seedlings for all the plants in this mix, but for those I do recognize, I've been spotting them everywhere I've scattered these seeds. I'm not sure how many, if any, are going to make it—it seems like my neighborhood deer are enjoying the tender young leaves of the plants in this mix—but that's certainly no fault of the seeds.

    My Wife Loves Her Forever Wildflowers

    Posted by Dana Hernandez on 30th Mar 2020

    I bought 5 pounds of this seed mix last year and scattered some on a steep hillside (end of spring, broadcast only with no mulch or raking, on clay heavy soil, zone 9b in the California foothills). All of the mix Bloomed beautifully! I ran out of rain so I saved the remaining seed in my cool garage. I sowed it this season and again, all are sprouting! This seed mix is easy and gorgeous.

    Extremely Fast Delivery

    Posted by Carly Rich on 31st May 2016

    I can't say anything about the quality of the seed since I haven't planted it yet, although it looks like exactly what it is supposed to be and I can't wait to see the results! I can, however, say that I have never had shipping be this quick- literally less than 24 hours (and I only selected 3 day shipping). I had to call to ask a question about my order and their customer service was excellent, the lady I spoke with was very nice and helpful. All around seems like a great company and a great product 🙂

    This is such a great seed mix

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2015

    I planted a pound last year along with the poppies on my hillside and had flowers all year long. Great for naturalizing and very pretty!

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