Wildflowers


Midwest Mix

This mixture contains perennials & annuals well suited to grow in upper Midwest. Midwest wildflower mix is formulated to provide bloom spring, summer, and fall. Ideal for residential or commercial landscaping.

Planting Rate/acre:  6-12 lbs.

Planting Rate for 1/2 acre or less:  5 oz./1000 sq.ft.

Seeds/lb.:  419,000

Midwest Mixture Small Package: 10×6 oz./pkg. per pop-up display box

 

Knee-Hi Mix

This mixture is less than 24 inches high and provides a neater appearance than taller mixes. Good for residential or commercial landscaping where height is a factor.

Planting Rate/acre:  8-16 lbs.

Planting Rate for 1/2 acre or less:  5 oz./1000 sq. ft.

Seeds/lb.:  331,000

 

Low-Grow Mix

This mixture is less than 16 inches high and provides a manicured appearance, which is ideal for residential or commercial landscaping where height is a factor.

Planting Rate/acre:  5-10 lbs.

Planting Rate for 1/2 acre or less:  4 oz./1000 sq. ft.

Seeds/lb.:  528,000

 

Shade Mix

This mixture requires strong, filtered sunlight or 1-4 hours of direct sun per day. These plants will not prosper in dense shade.

Planting Rate/acre:  6-12 lbs.

Planting Rate for 1/2 acre or less:  5 oz./1000 sq. ft.

Seeds/lb.:  414,000

 

Added Component

Other species can be used as a nursegrass to wildflowers as long as they are noncompetitive. Grasses such as Chewings fescue, Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Buffalograss, Side Oats Grama or Blue Grama are recommended where adapted for growth. Consult a LaCrosse specialist for the recommended seeding rates.

 

What to Expect

The look of wildflower mixtures will change as they age. Typically, perennial and biennial wildflowers will germinate the first year and bloom the next. Annuals will grow and flower the first year and may reseed themselves for bloom the following year. The first season, however, is always the showiest for annuals. To preserve the original balance of the mixture, a site may be reseeded every two years. Yearly mowing, monitoring and controlling weeds, and occasional overseedings will slow down natural succession and promote a colorful wildflower meadow for many years.