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Best Times and Places to Plant Certain Seeds

The Best Times to Plant Wildflower Seeds by Region

Planting wildflowers that are native to your region is essential to support local pollinators and create a healthy and thriving wildflower garden. Also, most wildflowers are acclimated to the climates they are native to. You wouldn’t want to plant a cactus in the Midwest while it’s snowing, or roses in Nevada during the summer. 

Planting location and time are equally important to cultivating a beautiful flower garden. Depending on what region you live in, here are the best times to plant some wildflower seeds to give your backyard some pizzazz.

Southwest Wildflower Seeds

The Southwest is often plagued by droughts and excessive heat. On occasion, there are also periods of extremely heavy rain. Therefore, it’s important to pick seeds that can survive the intense weather found in this region. Due to the cooler weather from fall through spring, planting seeds in the fall is ideal for Southwest plants

In more arid states such as Arizona, some seeds can take years to bloom. Be patient and don’t give up if your seeds don’t bloom the very next spring after being planted. 

Wildflowers that are native to the Southwest region of the United States include: 

  • California Bluebell
  • Prairie Coneflower
  • Mountain Phlox

When fall arrives, plant all three and more with our Southwest Native Wildflower Blend.

Intermountain Range Wildflower Seeds

The Intermountain region of the United States, which includes eastern Colorado, Kansas, and North and South Dakota, has its own planting needs. This region is dry and prone to droughts, but less so than the Southwest. Due to the high winds prevalent in this region, the best time to plant seeds is in fall and winter.

Wildflowers that are native to the Intermountain region of the U.S. include: 

  • Pale Evening Primrose
  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon
  • Utah Sweetvetch

You can grow all three in our Intermountain Native Wildflower Blend.

High Plains Wildflower Seeds

In the north-central region of the United States and southern Canada, it’s still arid and dry, but less so than further south. In the High Plains region, plant wildflower seeds in mid-spring once ground temperatures have reached around 55 degrees.

Wildflowers that thrive in the High Plains region of the US and Southern Canada include: 

  • Rocky Mountain Beeplants
  • Prairie Coneflowers
  • Illinois Bundleflowers

Plant these flowers (and more) in mid-spring with our High Plains Native Wildflower Blend.

Northeastern Wildflower Seeds

The Northeast region of the United States, such as New York and Maine, is much more moist than the others we’ve outlined so far. Therefore, you’ll want to plant flower seeds after the final spring frost. Usually, this occurs around March or April, but it will depend on where you’re located within this region. 

Wildflowers native to the Northeast region include: 

  • White Upland Aster
  • Blue Wild Indigo 
  • Butterfly Milkweed

Plant all three and more after the last spring frost with our Northeast Native Wildflower Blend.

Midwest Wildflower Seeds

The Midwest region of the United States, such as Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan, is known for being more humid and having intense, chilling winters. Despite this, plant wildflower seeds in the fall so they are ready to bloom when spring comes. Don’t worry, our Clay Seed Bombs are resilient and can survive a harsh winter!

Some wildflowers native to the Midwest region include:

  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Ohio Spiderwort
  • Smooth Penstemon

Plant all of these and more with our Midwest Native Wildflower Blend.

Plant Wildflower Seed Bombs No Matter Where You’re From

Because they’re adapted to the climate, wildflowers that are native to a given region are convenient and easy to plant and maintain. This means that native wildflowers generally require little to no watering or maintenance. 

With Clay Seed Bombs, you can create your own wildflower garden regardless of where you live in the US or Canada. They’re self-planting and super-low maintenance, especially if you purchase wildflowers that are native to your region. Try some today, and create a thriving wildflower garden with ease!