Midwest Wildflower Mix

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Contains annuals and perennials for ornamental landscaping. Flowers will provide color throughout the growing season, including the seeding year. This mixture contains native species as well as non-native species that are adapted to the region.

This Midwest wildflower seed mix is about 60% annual species and 40% perennial species. 40% perennial content is an adequate amount to last many years.  Over-seeding is recommended only if annuals are wanted in the second year onward, or if there are bare spots that need to be filled in. Perennials in the mixes should be adequate to fill in the area on their own if the establishment is good.  Over-seeding should be done in late fall or early spring before plants start to emerge.  If the area is cut down or mowed (4-6 inches) prior to over-seeding, it will make it easier to lightly rake in seed.


Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs

Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz


% Composition Common Name Scientific Name
0.65% Aster, New England Aster novae-angliae
10.46% Dwarf Cornflower Centaurea cyanus
5.23% Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum
10.46% Coreopsis, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis lanceolata
1.31% Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis tinctoria
5.23% Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea
5.23% Illinois Bundleflower Desmanthus illinoensis
15.69% Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
7.85% Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella
1.31% Ox-Eye Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides
15.69% Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum
1.31% Prairie Aster Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
1.31% Dwarf Evening Primrose Oenothera missouriensis
10.46% Corn Poppy Papaver rhoeas
0.89% Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera
0.89% Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera
2.62% Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata
2.62% Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis
0.79% Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta



Our wildflower mixtures contain 10-20 species providing natural beauty and pollinator habitat all season long. Plant into weed-free soil in spring, early summer or late fall. Weeds are inevitable during establishment; pull or mow weeds before they go to seed or become too competitive with the flowers.

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Beautiful and easy to grow!

Instead of planting grass we transformed a weedy, unused portion of our backyard onto a bee refuge with this mix and it has been a lot of fun watching the different flowers bloom. We scarified the area well, threw down the seed, raked it in and watered like we would new grass. It germinated well and has been easy to maintain, even in the drought we've been having. I wish I could post a picture! I look forward to future years when the perennials really get going.

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