Instructions for Planting Hivessence and Arkearth.org Wildflower Seeds
Our diverse wildflower seed mix will keep blooming through the warm seasons while adding an attractive setting that will bring in dozens of different pollinating species! See sections below for the best results in planting your wildflower garden.
Prepare the planting area and soil
The best times to plant are early spring and fall. Most wildflowers love full sun to partial shade. You can plant these seeds in a small garden, a parkway, a larger pot, or even on a rooftop!
These seeds contain: Baby's Breath, Clover, Crimson, Cornflower, Bluebonnet, Forget-Me-Not, Cosmos, Poppy, Black-Eyed Susan, Sunflower, and Coneflower. Predominant colors include: orange, scarlet, blue, and yellow. Average heights are 16" to 24" inches.
To begin, use a rake or spade, loosen 2 to 3 inches of topsoil. Remove rocks, leaves and debris. Add a bit of sand or mulch to help loosen the planting area if the ground is hard or clay-based.
Planting the seeds
Once the soil in your yard or pot is ready (use pots at least 10 inches across for best results), evenly apply with a handheld spreader or by hand.
Avoid placing clumps of seeds in any one area. Gently rake or use your hand to incorporate the seeds into the top level of soil - just where they're covered or about 1/8" to 1/4" deep.
Water area gently, slowly, and thoroughly to initially soak the soil and set the seeds into the earth. Keep the soil moist until seeds germinate. You may also add a small amount of general fertilizer during the germinating and blooming phases.