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What's in the Mix: 
(Contains 27 Wildflowers)
Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Approx. Height & Color
Asclepias incarnata Red Milkweed Perennial 2-5 ft. Pink/White/Mauve
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Perennial 2-3 ft. Orange
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial 3-6 ft. Purple
Centaurea cyanus Multi Cornflower Annual 2 ft. Blue
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Biennial 2 ft. Orange
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Perennial 3 ft. White
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaf Coreopsis Perennial 3 ft. Yellow
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Annual 2-3 ft. Yellow/Red
Cosmos bipinnatus Wild Cosmos Annual 3-6 ft. Pinks/Whites/Maroon
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Annual 3 ft. Orange
Delphinium consolida Giant Larkspur Annual 3-4 ft. Multi
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Biennial 2 ft. Multi Pinks
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Perennial 3 ft. Purple
Eschscholzia californica Orange Poppy Tender Perennial 2-3 ft. Orange
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Perennial 3 ft. Yellow/Red
Gypsophila elegans Baby’s Breath Annual 2 ft. White
Helianthus annuus Wild Sunflower Annual 3 ft. Yellow
Helianthus maximiliani Perennial Sunflower Perennial 3-5 ft. Yellow
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Perennial 2-3 ft. Purple/Pink
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Perennial 2 ft. Blue
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Annual 2 ft. Red
Lupinus perennis Perennial Lupine Perennial 3-4 ft. Purple
Papaver rhoeas Red Poppy Annual 2-3 ft. Red
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover Perennial 3 ft. Purple
Rudbeckia gloriosa Gloriosa Daisy Perennial 2-3ft. Red/Yellow
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Biennial 2-3 ft. Yellow
Silene armeria None-so-pretty Annual 2-3 ft. Pink

Pollinators need diverse pollen and nectar sources, so we are distributing 30,000 free seed packets to help the Adirondacks bloom with hope for our pollinators. The seeds are a mix of annual and perennial wildflowers that are appropriate for the region, including many Adirondack natives. Seeds will be distributed throughout the Park along with a colorful brochure explaining the importance of pollinators for biodiversity and food security.



When to Plant: In the Spring after the danger of frost or in summer up to two months before first fall frost.

How to Plant: Find a sunny location and remove existing plant growth. Scatter seeds evenly, compress into soil. Do not cover. Keep moist until seedlings are 6-8" high. After they are established they prefer minimal care.

Coverage: The free seed packets we are distributing contain enough seeds to cover about 4 square feet. 

If you are looking to plant a larger area, you can order the same seed mix from Vermont Wildflower Farm.  


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