Little Bit Shady Wildflower Seed Mix

Little Bit Shady is one of Holland Wildflower Farm’s most popular mixes.  And our NEW formula is even more striking than ever!!  It consists of annuals, perennials and biennials that are  specially formulated to thrive in areas where there are shady wildflowers to bloom in those lightly shaded, partial-sun areas.  You will see beautiful blooms throughout spring and summertime and reblooming into the fall months. Some are North American natives, some are naturalized (adapted but not from North America) but not native.  Ask about our Native Shade Mix which will be available in 2022.   When your goals require natives and you have some shade this mix is currently available 479-283-6709.  

$67.50 per pound

1 - 9 $67.50
10 - 29 $60.75
30 - 49 $54.00
50 - 100 $50.63

Where to use Little Bit Shady flower seed mix?   This wildflower seed mix is perfect to cover areas of partial sun, or light shade.  

Our signature Little Bit Shady Wildflower Seed Mix is one of our first original seed mix compositions. It remains a popular choice with gardeners, and land managers because it is so versatile.   We knew how many landscapes deal with large shade trees, and how hard it is to grow grass in shade so we developed this mix back in the late 1990s to address these conditions.  We called it Little Bit Shady wildflower mix because we used these traditionally sun-loving wildflowers in shadier conditions.  Guess what? The ones selected for our shady wildflower mix bloomed well even in more shady conditions.  We use this shade-tolerant seed mix  in areas with less than 6 hours of direct sun, including woodland edges and filtered sun areas. Please note that this mix will also work in full sun, and blooms less in dark shade.  These shade-tolerant flowers bloom more with some bright light available, or some full sun exposure part of the day.  

You can also check which native wildflower seed mix for your region here.

What’s unique about Little Bit Shady is that is has wide applications in the landscape

Little Bit Shady wildflower seed mix is a blend of annuals, perennials, and biennials. Some flower seed species are North American natives, some are naturalized flowers (species brought from other continents and naturalized in similar habitats) . Because the mix has been used for some notable high profile projects, and in many landscapes across North America, many people find many uses for the Little Bit Shady wildflower mix.  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art uses this shady seed mix for driveway approaches, and these flowers enhance beautification in their outdoor exhibits where part shade presides.  


Flower seeds in your mix:  Eastern Columbine, Siberian Wallflower, Lance leaf Coreopsis, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet William Dianthus, Purple Coneflower, Annual Baby’s Breath, Dame’s Rocket, Rose Mallow, Perennial Lupine, Five Spot, Baby Blue Eyes, Johnny Jump up Violas, Blackeyed Susan,  Red Corn Poppy.  Some lot formulations will add other species as we test their performance as shady wildflowers.  

Planting Rate  15-20 lb per acre, 1 lb per 2000 sq. ft.

Grows Well  in  All regions but Intermountain and Mountain regions of North America.

Facts about our seed mixes:  Each mix is blended evenly with the same number of seeds of each flower species in all our products.  No loading up on cheaper seeds.  Your order will contain detailed sowing and preparation instructions.  The actual components (flower species) in your seed mix is on each label.    All seed is tested in independent laboratories for purity and germination.  Quality seed, mixed right every time. View our Planting Guide here or call us with questions 479-283-6709,