Big Red Mix – Red Flower Seed Mix
If red is your favorite color, you’ve found the right mix. An assortment of 9 different varieties will ensure that you’ll get a variety of blossoms that accent your love for the color red. Full of rich and striking colors, Big Red is a can’t miss selection for your planting season!
Name:Big Red Mix – Red Flower Seed Mix
Number of Species:9
Painted Daisy Flame, Annual Red Phlox, Zinnia Polar Bear, Plains Coreopsis Tall Red, Cornflower Red, Red Corn Poppy, Zinnia Scarlet Flame, Sulphur Cosmos Red, Zinnia Lilliput Redman
Life Cycle:70% Annual, 30% Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Features:Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Plant Height:25+ inches
Planting Depth:1/2 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Pound:Approx. 375, 000+
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Big Red Mix
When to Plant Wildflowers
For Spring planting, it is best carried out within a month or so after the final frost of the winter season. It is important to not plant too early; if seeds are installed prior to a late-season frost, they will be lost for the season and will need to be are-seeded.
For Fall planting, make sure you plant the seeds after the first killing frost to eliminate any chance of germination. Planting in the Fall gives you a jump start on Spring blooms
Where to Plant Wildflowers
Though many wildflowers do tolerate some filtered shade, and a few actually thrive in it. The vast majority are definitely sun-lovers. Wildflowers will generally sprout in all but the most difficult conditions. This means that pampering your site with fertilizer or rich sod is not usually necessary.
How to Plant Wildflowers
Clear the area and work the soil as best you can before planting your seeds. Don’t panic when some weeds sprout along with the flowers, this will happen when the soil is worked.
We recommend mixing your seeds with sand – 5 parts sand to 1 part seeds. This allows for a more even distribution and also provides a convenient way to mark which portions of the site have been seeded and which have not. For a smaller area, you can hand-broadcast the seeds. For larger areas, we recommend a seed spreader to create a better cast of the seeds.
After the seeds have been sown, lightly compress the seeds into the soil about 1/2″ to protect from birds and wind.
How to Care for Wildflowers
Although Wildflowers are pretty easy to take care of, there are some steps to keep it looking beautiful. Regularly weed to ensure your wildflowers are getting the nutrients they need. Water your plants during dry spells. Deadhead blooms that are spend to encourage new growth.
Download Printable Planting Guide
1/4 Pound Package
Painted Daisy Flame
Annual Red Phlox
Zinnia Polar Bear
Plains Coreopsis Tall Red
Red Corn Poppy
Zinnia Scarlet Flame
Sulphur Cosmos Red
Zinnia Lilliput Redman