Hardiness: ANNUALS: Most annuals bloom from late spring to first fall frost. BIENNIALS/PERENNIALS: Most biennials and perennials will develop foliage the first season, and bloom the following seasons.
Plant Dimensions: 18"–48" tall
Exposure: Full sun
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. You can also sow half the seed 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date (hoping the last frost is earlier than usual) and sow the second half a week or two after your average last frost date (just to be safe). Mild Climates: Fall through early spring.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 7–20 days
Seed Depth: ⅛–¼"
Seed Spacing: Scatter about 20 seeds per sq. ft. and rake in
I broadcasted these in my garden in early spring. I now have a lush and colorful patch of beautiful flowers. I especially love to trim bunches of the Chinese forget me nots for bouquets. I see poppies coming up and a few other types of plants that will bloom soon. It's exciting to always see something new blooming. I love this mix!
Samantha from CO
One of My Favorites of the Mixed Flower Seed Packets
5 out of 5 starsApr 9, 2020
I have purchased most of the mixed packets that Botanical Interests sells. My two favorites are this one and the Hummingbird Mix. This one has a lot of old time favorites, is very hardy, colorful and easy to grow. It attracts lots of pollinators too.
Lindsey Helgoth from CO
Good Vigor, Can't Wait For Blooms!
5 out of 5 starsApr 14, 2020
Planted a half barrel container in mid Feb to test this variety out. Planter is bursting with young plants and even over seeding a bit and without thinning, I can see 9 or 10 varieties all with similar vigor and another 4 or 5 that are close enough in size that they should survive and flower even getting shaded out a bit. That's pretty impressive for a wildflower mix, where you can often have just a few that take over the bed. Looking forward to May and June!
Ryan Lemburg from CA
5 out of 5 starsJul 8, 2020
I never have had much luck with seeds before, no matter how hard I try I can't seem to get them to grow. I was thinking that the same would be true for this pack too but I was so wrong. I planted these seeds and within days they were already starting to grow. I am so excited for all the beautiful flowers that will be here soon. The planter is overflowing! I can't wait to try some other botanical interests mixes!
Erin from PA
Beautiful magical garden
5 out of 5 starsJul 26, 2020
I planted this entire packet( larger size) in a new bed I dug and it's amazing! The flowers bloom continuously and the bees love it. I will definitely get more for the future.
Susan from CO
Grandmother's Cut Flower Garden
5 out of 5 starsAug 5, 2020
I planted these seeds in a new garden I created this year. There were several perrenials in between which I sowed the seeds in early May. As the seeds began to grow and bloom, I was amazed at how beautiful the collection was. It changed weekly, with new flowers replacing the spent ones. I had many compliments on the garden from neighbors, and decided that this was the only way I would ever grow a flower garden again. No more buying flats and planting on my hands and knees!!
Barbara Volker from NJ
Planting Again This Year
5 out of 5 starsDec 25, 2020
Update to my earlier review: Here in the Bay Area, this mix bloomed into October until the sun was blocked by my apartment. This mix will go into some other beds this year and replace less impressive mixes. Fantastic!
Ryan L from CA
Beautiful Flower Mix
5 out of 5 starsMay 5, 2021
This is my 2nd year to plant this wonderful seed mix.
So easy to grow and the most beautiful mix of flowers.
Stephanie from MS
4 out of 5 starsJul 2, 2021
Some lovely bloom appeared but not many.
Marie from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Marie,
Thank you for the feedback. Weeing at it is just July you can expect more blooms to come. Our flower mixes are designed to give color throughout the growing season and not all at once and be done. We sure hope you enjoy the new flowers as they come.
5 out of 5 starsNov 11, 2021
I planted these seeds very late in the season and have been thrilled with the results! Every day I've gone outside looking forward to seeing what popped open that day : ) I call the little ones my "fairy flowers" as they are so delicate and beautiful. Mine are in pots on my deck, so I recently brought some indoors to save them from frost, and they're still blooming right in my dining room! So pretty - I just love them : )
Carol from NY
Owner Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
I don't know what happened
3 out of 5 starsDec 23, 2021
I got these seeds to put under my trees. They didn't really take off. I'm not sure what happened. They had plenty of sun and rain and I got a few buds come up, but not really much else. I'm planning a separate wildflower garden for next year, so I'll definitely be trying again.
Diana from GA
Owner Response: Hi Diana,
We are sorry you had difficulty with these flowers. When seeds germinate but the plants don't perform well it is due to growing conditions. Planting under a tree would almost in every situation be too little light for full sun plants like these that require 6 or more hours of direct sun. Also, some trees, like pines, have shallow roots and will outcompete plants in their root area. Some trees, like black walnut, exude chemicals that prevent other plants from growing close to them. A soil test is always helpful also. In most cases seeds will need to be watered regularly, rather than relying just on rain, to establish well and you can check moisture just by feeling the top inches of the soil. Happy gardening!
1 out of 5 starsOct 19, 2022
We planted these on a hill that had full sun. Soil & water conditions were really great. We've planted in this area before with great results. Unfortunately, we grew more strange, ugly, invasive looking weeds than flowers. I had about 3 plants with beautiful flowers that were absolutely stunning, but I purposefully got a big packet blend with lots of different kinds of flowers, so the area would pop like a true cottage. It didn't. We decided not to do blends in the future.
Terry from IN
Owner Response: Hi Terry, Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry that you are unhappy with this flower mix. Several of the flowers in this mix are perennials. Perennials started from seed outdoors commonly take 2 growing seasons to bloom. Every seed in this mix does eventually produce a flower. We hope you let these plants mature and produce more flowers next season!