Sowed Wildflower Plot in the Pond Field


Spread the American Meadows Southeast Wildflower Mixture that has the plants listed in the table below. Sowed 1 lb. in Area 1 as recommended by American Meadows.

Mixed 1 part seed (1 pound) into 4 parts by volume of damp play sand. Poured the mix into the push-behind city yard spreader. Had to shake it a lot to make it fall onto the spinner and went over the area twice. The sand should have been dry as recommended.

The ground was damp from yesterday afternoon’s watering. After spreading the seed we turned the sprinkler on and let it go for an hour.

This was the first pound of the five pounds we bought.

This mixture contains 26 wildflowers, 15 annuals for first-year color, plus 11 perennials or biennials for second and successive years’ bloom. See full flower list below.

 Botanical NameCommon NameLife CycleColorHeightBloom Season
Cheiranthus allioniiSiberian WallflowerPerennialOrange18″Spring
Chrysanthemum maximumShasta DaisyPerennialWhite48″Summer
Coreopsis lanceolataLance-Leaf CoreopsisPerennialYellow48″Summer, Fall
Coreopsis tinctoriaPlains CoreopsisAnnualYellow, Red30″Summer, Fall
Cosmos bipinnatusWild CosmosAnnualRed, White, Pink47″Summer, Fall
Cynoglossum amabileChinese Forget-Me-NotAnnualBlue24″Spring, Summer
Dianthus barbatusSweet WilliamBiennialRed, White20″Spring, Summer
Echinacea purpureaPurple ConeflowerPerennialPurple36″Summer, Fall
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornia PoppyPerennialOrange18″Spring, Summer
Gilia capitataGlobe GiliaAnnualBlue24″Spring
Gaillardia pulchellaIndian BlanketAnnualRed, Yellow24″Summer
Gysophila elegansBaby’s BreathAnnualWhite28″Spring, Summer
Lavatera trimestrisRose MallowAnnualMixed47″Summer, Fall
Liatris spicataBlazing Star or GayfeatherPerennialPurple48″Summer, Fall
Linum grandiflorum rubrumScarlet FlaxAnnualRed24″Spring, Summer
Linum perenne lewisiiBlue FlaxPerennialBlue24″Summer, Fall
Lobularia maritimaSweet AlyssumAnnualWhite16″Spring, Summer, Fall
Lupinus perennisWild LupinePerennialBlue36″Spring, Summer
Lupinus texensisTexas BluebonnetAnnualBlue12″Spring, Summer
Oenothera lamarckianaEvening PrimroseBiennialYellow48″Summer
Papaver rhoeasRed Poppy/Shirley PoppyAnnualMixed36″Spring, Summer
Phlox drummondiDrummond PhloxAnnualWhite, Pink, Red, Purple20″Summer, Fall
Rudbeckia amplexicaulisClasping ConeflowerAnnualYellow24″Summer, Fall
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed SusanPerennialYellow, Orange30″Summer, Fall
Rudbeckia gloriosaGloriosa DaisyPerennialYellow, Brown36″Summer, Fall
Salvia coccineaScarlet SagePerennialRed24″Summer, Fall
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