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Plant these Summer Blooms to Bring Your Garden to Life!


Jun 15, 2020 3:06:06 PM

InfoGraphic-01Wildflowers are a beautiful, low-maintenance way to transform your home landscaping and garden. In addition to sharing vibrant colors and sweet scents, these summer blooms attract helpful critters to benefit ecosystem functions and pollination. Our wildflower blends are also an excellent solution to covering up unsightly areas of your yard and providing protection and nutrients to your soil. Here are some helpful tips and great seed blends to help you maintain your garden this summer! 

Maintaining Your Wildflower Garden 

While wildflowers are among the most low-maintenance flowers you can plant, they do require some additional care to thrive. With a basic maintenance routine, you'll see healthier, stronger results in your garden. 

In areas with more mild winters, planting for most seed blends can take place in spring or fall, and reseeding of sparse areas can be done in late fall. For optimal results, your wildflower garden will need to receive approximately 1/2 inch of water weekly either by rainfall or your home watering system. To keep weeds at a minimum, we suggest a monthly check of your garden to pull unwanted sprouts or apply a weed killer. 

Our cultivation experts are available to help you identify the appropriate maintenance for your Curtis and Curtis wildflowers. 

Summer Blooms from Curtis and Curtis Seed Company 

With so many beautiful wildflower mixtures available, it can be challenging to select the right blend for your home. That's why we provide detailed information in the descriptions of each grass and wildflower seed product to help you find the perfect mix for your unique needs. 




Here are a few of our wildflowers mixes you're sure to love!

Sonora's Bloom Wildflower Mixture

These multicolored blooms give a season full of surprises as different plants take advantage of the moisture and temperature combinations best suited for their needs. 

  • Planting: spring or fall 
  • Water usage: low (min precipitation: 5 to 20")
  • Colors: red, orange, blue, and white 
  • Soil: widely adapted 
  • Height: 10-12"

Desert Globemallow

This wildflower's tolerance for drought allows it to bloom generously with minimal amounts of water. Desert Globemallow is an excellent low maintenance and reclamation option that will be a great addition to your garden. 

  • Planting: summer 
  • Water usage: low (min precipitation: 6")
  • Colors: orange 
  • Soil: widely adapted 
  • Height: 12-18" 

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Rocky Mountain Beeplant

Also known as the Bee Spiderflower and Navajo Spinach, this annual wildflower is native to western North America. This distinctive plant grows up to 4 feet tall, with erect stems and showy clusters of warm purple, pink, and white flowers that produce copious nectar, calling in bees to pollinate. 

  • Planting: spring or fall 
  • Water usage: medium 
  • Colors: purple, pink and white
  • Soil: widely adapted 
  • Height: 12-18" 

Llano Estacado Wildflower Seed Mixture

This diverse western seed mix is inspired by the beautiful Llano Estacado, a vast, flat plain located in the Southern High Great Plains. Initially brought in from a harsh environment, this wildflower blend will enhance any low moisture area with a sea of color.  

  • Planting: spring or fall 
  • Water usage: low (minimum precipitation: 12-18")
  • Colors: blue, yellow, purple, red 
  • Soil: sandy, loamy 
  • Height: 12-18" 

Talk to the Cultivation Experts Today! 

During these hot and dry summer months, wildflowers will endure harsh conditions that other flowers cannot. Surround your home and garden with these beautiful summer blooms from Curtis and Curtis Seed Company! For more information on our wildflower seed mixtures, contact our cultivation experts for custom planting consultations and recommendations. We'll help you find the perfect wildflowers for your home! 

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