Made in the Shade Flower Mix Seeds

4.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(12 reviews)

Provide interest for areas with dappled shade or as little as four hours of sun with this brightly colored mix that attracts pollinators.

We cannot ship this variety to Wisconsin as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in Wisconsin.

Mix includes (see diagram):

  1. Baby Blue Eyes
  2. Baby's Breath
  3. Tom Thumb Balsam
  4. Tussock Bellflower
  5. Candytuft
  6. Coleus Rainbow
  7. Columbine
  8. Chinese Forget-Me-Not
  9. Johnny-Jump-Up
  10. Virginia Stock
  11. Shirley Poppy
  12. Dwarf Spurred Snapdragon
  13. Sweet William
  14. English Wallflower

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: 6"–48" tall

Exposure: Part shade

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators

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: 5–30 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ¼"

Seed Spacing: Scatter about 20 seeds per sq. ft. and rake in

Thinning: As needed

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Made in the Shade Flower Mix Seeds Reviews

12 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 12, 2018
I just saw the garden my neighbor created this Spring with this mix, and it's GORGEOUS! I had to find this website so that I can order some for next Spring.
Lynn Dodsworth from VT

Excellent results

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
I bought this made-for-shade pack from Sprouts. Very happy with the results. Fast germination rates and a nice mix of colors, textures.
Raghu from GA

Not as many flowers as expected

4 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2021
I purchased a large pack in a store locally last spring and sowed the seeds in what looked like an ideal shady location with sun for just a while in the afternoon. I was very excited when I started to see seeds germinating, and I was able to identify the poppy and a couple others but I definitely did not get all the types I expected from the information on the packet. I really enjoyed what came up but I was hoping for a thicker patch of flowers with more variety.
Mary Quire from OR

Lots of balsam

3 out of 5 stars Apr 23, 2021
This mix grew well. My shadiest parts of the yard grew almost exclusively balsam, but more plants grew in part shade. Nothing seemed to come back the following year.
Marnie Ann from NY

Delicate & Colorful

5 out of 5 stars Jun 6, 2021
Extremely pleased with this gorgeous mix. Growing so well in my dappled/shade bed. Many forget-me-nots, candy tuft, stock, and definitely have some poppies and snaps coming. Amazed some of these could grow in Central Texas. We had heavy rain for a few weeks and that made these burst to life, so I suggest thorough watering for seedlings.
Katie from TX


2 out of 5 stars Jul 2, 2021
Nothing has shown from this packet. Very disappointed.
Marie from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Marie, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had trouble with this flower mix. You've left several disappointed reviews on flower mixes today. We would love to help you get growing. Our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. It often just takes a little trick to get that same, great germination at home also. We are always here to help!

Made in the shade

5 out of 5 stars Aug 8, 2021
For shaded or semi-shaded areas, one can't beat Made in the Shade seeds. I've purchased a half dozen packets over the last 5 years and experienced high levels of germination and strong, healthy plants each time.
Patrick from CA

Made in the Shade - Not so much

2 out of 5 stars Dec 12, 2021
It could have been the overabundance of rain in July, but these certainly did not meet my expectations. At least I got a few tiny flowers from them.
Jeanne from MA
Owner Response: Hi Jeanne, We are sorry you had difficulty with this mix. Flower size and abundance are factors impacted by environmental conditions. A soil test may be helpful to help determine how conditions could be improved. A customer service agent will be with you to see how they can help.


5 out of 5 stars Feb 4, 2022
I've purchased this packet twice. My side yard is very small and this was way more than needed but it looks like a faerie wonderland in summer.
James from OR

Grateful For This Shade Mix

5 out of 5 stars Mar 8, 2022
I'm grateful for this mix because of one plant, Balsam, which is the only perennial that will grow in a plot of dirt under a spruce tree which is hostile to everything else. I've tried several mixes, but there's no way I could have predicted what would survive. I was astonished.

grows where nothing else survived

5 out of 5 stars Oct 1, 2022
I love this shade mix, as well as "water wise" for sunny spots. In Brooklyn NY on the sidewalks there is dog pee, poop. garbage, foot traffic, etc. I was able to get incredible yellow English Wallflowers blooming last winter and early spring... from the previous spring's seed packet! In gated areas that serve as a dog toilet and weed patch. Unbelievable. Also, when I planted this mix under a tree in March, in the gated area next to the dog park in Cooper Park, we got blooms in spring for a month--including the poppies which were breathtaking. There is always a little luck involved in terms of rain and temperatures, and the further from my apartment I plant these, the less likely I can carry water to help seedlings survive without water... but generally, your seeds are the absolute best. LOVE them. Ditto on the Sunflowers and Morning Glories which have brought so much color and joy to what used to be a dull block on my walk from my apartment to the park.
Alex from NY


4 out of 5 stars Mar 4, 2023
Can you show some mixes that are deer resistant?
Helen from MT
Owner Response: Hi Helen, We do not have any flower mixes that are completely deer resistant. If you navigate to our "Flowers" category, and click on "View All", you can refine your search by checking the attribute "Deer Resistant", and the website will repopulate with flower varieties that are deer resistant! Feel free to reach out to a staff horticulturist with questions like this in the future. They would be happy to chat with you! Email them at horticutlurist@botanicalinterests.com

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