Hummingbird Mixture is a pleasing blend of annual and perennial wildflowers that is irresistible to hummingbirds. The brightly colored blossoms also make a striking, continuously changing display in the garden throughout the season. Many varieties return to bloom year after year. The mixture also attracts butterflies. [Packet illustration is a guide only to the contents.]
- Plant Type: Wildflowers
- Fill Weight (grams): 16
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 7-21 Days
- Days To Bloom: 43-56 Days
- Planting Depth: Broadcast
- Seed Spacing: Broadcast
- Growing Height: 12-36"
Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors in spring in a sunny location with well-drained soil after all danger of frost is past. A good plot is also possible if seed is sown outdoors from late summer to early fall, but allow plants at least 8 to 10 weeks to get established before the first frost. Before sowing, use a rake to roughen the soil surface to a depth of 1.5 to 3 inches, removing any weeds or vegetation. Broadcast seeds over the planting area. Rake seed in very lightly and keep the soil consistently moist.
Suggestions: Each fall after heavy frost, mow or use a weed trimmer to cut the plants back 2 to 3 iches above the soil line. This encourages plants to reseed for blooms the following season.