- Growing Tips
23 Wild & Crazy Varieties including nectar-rich Columbine, Nasturtium, Cosmos, Foxglove, Larkspur, Poppy, Snapdragon, and Zinnia.
Keep it Natural: Nature's pollinators love this mix! Don't use pesticides around wildflowers as they can be harmful to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Wit & Wisdom: There are more than 6,000 native wildflower species growing all across America. They occur naturally in their climate so they’re are very resilient in all weather conditions. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Wildflower Growing Guide!
Help Your Plants Thrive with Weed Control: Weeds compete with vegetables, flowers and other plants for water, space and nutrients. Give your plants their best life by keeping weeds under control with Organic Weed Barrier Paper, mulch or careful weeding.
Wildflowers are easy to grow from seed and can be sown outdoors in the fall before the ground freezes or in the spring after the last frost. They prefer average soil that is moist; but well drained. To increase visibility during sowing, mix wildflower seeds with a bit of sand. Broadcast the seed blend over your planting area; and gently rake it in before tamping down to ensure good contact with the soil. With varying growing rates, wildflower gardens provide an ever-shifting rainbow of shapes, scents and colors throughout the season.
Save Time in The Spring... Sow Wildflower Seeds in the Fall: Many people plant wildflowers at the beginning of the year with their spring seeds and that works fine; but you can save time during the busy spring gardening season by sowing wildflower seeds in the fall... And your wildflowers will love it!
For thousands of year wildflowers have flourished -- beautifying fields and helping the planet's pollinators -- without our help. Each year as fall turns to winter, and wildflowers die, they drop their seeds to allow new plants to grow the next year. By sowing wildflower seeds in the fall -- after the first frost and before the ground freezes -- you mimic their own natural "self-seeding" process. In southern regions wildflowers will usually germinate and sprout before going dormant for the winter. In northern regions wildflowers will stay dormant throughout the fall and winter before germinating in the spring. Either way, by planting in the fall you'll be sure to have the earliest possible blooms in your wildflower garden the next spring.
Let Wildflowers Be Wild: Because they're self-seeding wildflowers are happy to grow and spread year after year. Consider where best to plant your wildflower garden to give it a chance to flourish and spread naturally for years to come.
Gather Wildflower Seeds: Most wildflowers will drop seeds towards the end of their life cycle each fall. Cut off seed pods, or gather seeds as they begin to fall, and you can spread them in new areas to expand and grow your wildflower garden beyond your original planting area.
Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.
Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.
Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.
How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.
The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Marigold Seeds (Petite Mixture)
|Packed for Year||2023 - These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Seed Type||Non-GMO, Premium, Flower|
|Life Cycle||Variety (Annual & Perennial)|
|Hardiness Zone||USDA 2-11|
|When to Plant||Spring or Fall (Outdoors)|
|Planting Depth||Broadcast & Tamp|
|Light Preference||Full Sun|
|Time to Germination||Varies 10-30 Days|
|Time to Maturity / Harvest||Varies|