Flowering Annual and Perennial Combinations
to give you ideas for spectacular gardens
Wildflower Blend - most popular perennial wildflowers
Achillea Filipendulina, Achillea millefolium, Aquilegia vulgaris, Centaurea cyanus, Cheiranthus allionii, Chrysanthemum maximum shasta, Cichorium intybus Coreopsis lanceolata, Coreopsis tinctoria, Dianthus barbatus, Digitalis purpurea, Gailardia pulchella, Gysophila paniculata, Hesperis matronalis, Liatris spicata, Linum grandiflorum rubrum, linum perenne, Lotus corniculatus, Lupinus perenne, Lychnis chalcedonica, Oenothera lamarkiana Papaver rhoeas, Ratibida columnaris, Rudbeckia amplexicualis, Rudbeckia hirta, Saponaria ocymoides.
Combination of flowers to attract butterflies:
Bird's Eye, Black-Eyed Susan, Catchfly, Plain Coreopsis, Rocket Larkspur, Perennial Flax, Purple Coneflower, Scarlet Flax, Sweet William, Northern Lights Toadflax, Bachelors Buttons, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy
Cut Flower Mix
Flowers for every room in your house
Baby's Breath, Bachelors Buttons, Wildflower Siberian, Tree Mallow, Black-Eyed Susan, Blanket flower, Clarkia, Coreopsis Lanced-leaved, plain Coreopsis, Prairie Coneflower, Daisy Shasta Godetia, Annual Phlox, Purple coneflower, Sweet William.
Cool Colors Mix
Cool Colors for tranquility
Baby's Breath, Bachelor Buttons, Blue Flax, Dames Rocket, Rocket Larkspur, California Bluebell, Candytuft, Gillian, Dwarf Godetia, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy.
Daisy, doesn't everyone love them.
Chrysanthemum Carinatum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy, Coreopsis lanceolata, Coreopsis tinctoria, Cosmos bipinnatus Sensations Mix, Caillardia pulchella, Rudbeckia hirta.
This is a Wildflower Blend of annuals and perennials
Adonis aestivalis, Calendula officinalis, Campanula medium, Centaurea cyanus mix, Cheiranthus cheirii mix, Chrysanthemum Shasta Daisy Coreopsis tinctoria mix, Cosmos Bipinnatus, Delphinium consolida mix, Dianthus barbatus mix, Digitalis purpurea, Echinacea purpurea, Eschscholzia californica, Cypsophila elegans white, Hesperis matronalis, Linum perenne, Lupinus perenne, Papaver rhoeas, Rudbeckia hirta
Can you smell the flowers?
Calendula, Siberian Wallflower, English Wallflower Sweet William, Dames Rocket Coreopsis, Lanced-leaved, Bird's EyeCatchflyCalifornia PoppyFour O'Clocks Maiden Pink, Sweet Alssum, Virginia Stock
1-4 hours of sunlight daily
Baby Blue-eyes, Candytuft, Baby's Breath, Larkspur, Five Spot, Clarkia, Dwarf Columbine, lanced-leaved Coreopsis, Dames Rocket, Blue Flax, Purple Coneflower, Forget-Me-Nots, Shasta Daisy, Sweet William.
White & Pastels Mix
Enjoy pastels in your garden
Candytuft, Baby's Breath, Blue Flax, Soapwort, Bird's Eye, Dames Rocket, African Daisy, Shasta Daisy, Mountain Phlox, Purple Coneflower, Tree Mallow.
When to Plant
Early spring is the best time to plant, but a good plot is possible if planted in late summer or early fall. Avoid the hot, dry summer months when the heat stresses the young plants. If you plant in late summer, allow the perennials time to bloom and set seed for the following season. If you plant in late summer, allow at least 8 to 10 weeks before the first frost in your area. This will allow the perennials time to bloom and set seed for the following season.
Soil Preparation and Planting
The most important factor in the seeding is the removal of the existing vegetation from the site. Following the manufacturers recommmendations, the spraying of Bonide-Kleenup or a similar product is the most efficient means of accomplishing this. Tilling of the soil to a depth not to exceed 3 inches is the next step. Prepared soil should be raked to form grooves insuring good soil-seed contact. The seeds should be spread with a mechanical spreader on large sites or hand broadcaster on smaller sites. After spreding, lightly rake over the seed again. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture for 4-6 weeks.
Each fall after the first heavy frost, mow or use a weed trimmer to cut the plants 2-3 inches above the soil line. This allows the seed pods from the plants to reseed themselves for the following season.