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Your Complete Guide to Growing Wildflowers

Enjoy the natural beauty of Oregon wildflowers in your home garden. This wildflower mix is designed for Oregon’s unique growing conditions and includes a variety of multicolored spring and summer blooms.

Follow these five steps to ensure your wildflowers grow healthy and strong with our complete guide.

Quick Facts

Lifecycle: Perennial, Annual, and Biennial

Planting Season: Spring and Fall

Light Requirements: Full Sun and Partial Shade

Bloom Color: Mixed

Bloom Period: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, and Easy to Grow

Two pairs of hands planting a seedling in the soil.

Step 1: Plan

Plan Your Planting. For fast growth and strong, healthy plants, plant when your soil temperature reaches a minimum of 55°F.

When To Plant?

For Spring planting, it is best to plant within a month after the final frost of the winter season. For Fall planting, plant the seeds after the first frost to eliminate any chance of germination. Planting in the Fall gives you a jump start on Spring blooms.

Where To Plant?

Though many wildflowers do tolerate some shade, and a few actually thrive in it, the vast majority prefer a sunny environment. Wildflowers will generally grow in all but the most difficult conditions.

Step 2: Prepare Your Soil

Prepare Your Soil by removing all existing growth and debris. This step is crucial to ensure your wildflowers grow healthily and don’t have to compete for resources.

The Importance of Soil Preparation.

  • Optimal seed germination requires a site free of competing plants that shade and rob nutrients and water from the seeds.
  • Aggressive growth of grasses and weeds can outperform wildflower seedlings, so their removal provides the best opportunity for thriving wildflowers.
  • Early competition-free growth prepares young wildflowers to compete with weeds and grasses that may try to resurface later.

Step 3: Sowing Your Seeds

Sow Your Seeds once your area is prepared, scatter your seeds evenly in two sowings and compress them into the soil for good seed-to-soil contact helps to speed up germination and ensures moisture and nutrients make their way to your seeds.

Leave Seeds Uncovered, wildflower seeds need to be exposed to light to germinate. Cover them with straw if your area is prone to strong winds.

Step 4: Water Your Wildflowers Regularly

Water Your Wildflowers Planting. Water regularly to keep soil moist, not soaking wet, until seedlings are about 4-6 inches tall. Watering your planting is essential for the best results! Since wildflower seeds are not buried beneath wet soil, they have constant exposure to the sun, so they’ll need your help to stay hydrated to germinate.

Step 5: Watch Your Wildflowers Grow

Watch Growth, sprouts will start appearing in late spring or early summer, and you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of your wildflowers!

When Will They Bloom?

  • Annual wildflowers bloom within 6-12 weeks.
  • Perennial wildflowers require a full season of growth to establish root systems, before blooming in their second year, and returning in successive seasons.
  • Biennial wildflowers typically bloom in the second season.