For the Birds Flower Mix Seeds

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Flowers for you, seeds for the birds.

Detailed Product Info

Flowers feed our souls. But they also feed many other creatures: they provide nectar to the bees, and their seed heads yield food for our avian relatives.This mix of annuals and perennials, containing Sunspot Sunflower, Partridge Pea, Phlox, Blue Flax, Gayfeather, Shasta Daisy, Prairie Coneflower and Black-Eyed Susan; should not be deadheaded; the seed heads produced after the flowers fade are a buffet for birds of all kinds - an array of sustaining flavors and textures that beckon them from the perimeter of your garden. Their swoops and dives as they harvest are a dance of thanks for your generosity. Gardening as a hobby? For the birds - literally!

Growing Instructions

Direct sow in early spring after last frost date. Broadcast evenly into a well prepared, weed-free bed. Packet covers an area approximately 30 square feet in size. Rake in lightly, and keep watered until germination. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to 12-18" apart. This mix contains a combination of perennials and self-sowing annuals. Some varieties will bloom now; the full mix will appear in the second year.

Quick Facts

Days to Germination 5 - 25 days
Days to Maturity 365 days
Planting Depth 0-1/4 inch
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Height at Maturity 10-24 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches


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