Desert Mix


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Price Per Ounce.

Planting instructions: Seedbed or area to be seeded should be prepared by light cultivation and weed removal. Optimum planting season is November 15 through March 31, just prior to anticipated rain. Broadcast seed evenly over soil surface. Rake the area lightly to incorporate seed into the top 1/4″- 1/2″ of soil. A top dressing of composted organic mulch (not manure) is recommended to help maintain even moisture during the germination period.
Maintenance: Irrigate just enough (between rains) to maintain soil moisture during
germination. After germination until initial flowering, sprinkle the area to a depth of about 2″.
After flowering, little to no supplemental water should be needed.


Desert Mix is appropriate for use in the desert regions, and also for gardeners who want to achieve a desert “look” or for use as a over-seed mix in a desert garden.  The species need heat and prefer good drainage.  Most are spring bloomers, but some will continue flowering well into summer.  Since the desert landscape is beautiful during the colorful spring as well as the  austere summer, be careful to not sow this mix too heavy.  Allow for some warm season “bare earth” and a good view of the rocks, mounds and woody plants of your desert garden, i.e.;  jojoba, globe mallow, juniper, agave, brittlebush, chuparosa and cactus/succulent species.

Price Per Ounce – $7.25

Botanical Name Common Name Flower Color Life Cycle
Abronia villosa Desert Sand Verbena Violet Annual
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold Yellow Annual
Eschscholzia california California Poppy Orange Annual
Linum lewisii Blue Flax Light Blue Perennial
Lupinus bicolor Miniature Lupine Blue w/White Annual
Nemophila maculata Fivespot White w/Purple Annual
Phacelia campanularia
Desert Bluebells Blue Annual
Salvia columbariae Chia Purple Annual
Sphaeralcea ambigua Apricot Mallow Orange Perennial

Application Rate

Square Feet
1 oz 136
3 oz 400
6oz 800
8oz 1000
1 lb 2176
20lbs 1 acre
Weight 0.065 lbs
Dimensions 0.5 × 0.25 × 0.084 in