For best results, do not till or disturb the soil.
Under natural conditions, wildflower seed ripens and is dispersed by wind and animals in late summer, fall, and winter. Following the natural cycles for the wildflower seed will produce the best germination the next season. If the seed is planted at other times of the year, the percentage of germination will be lowered and the overall effect of the bloom period will be greatly reduced.
For more detailed information on bloom times throughout Florida, please click here to download Seeding dates for Florida ecotypes of native wildflowers and grasses. This factsheet provides estimated dates for the ideal combinations of soil temperatures and rain that are most likely to promote relatively quick germination, emergence, and seedling growth.This document was produced by Jeffrey Norcini, OecoHort, LLC with support from the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
The The annual Guide For Real Florida Gardeners from the Association of Florida Native Nurseries features informative articles on native plant landscaping and lists sources for native plants, landscape and other services. The 2011 edition is available for viewing on-line. For more information, visit AFNN.
The $15 donation you make when purchasing the State Wildflower license plate sponsors native wildflower research, planting and education throughout Florida. Click here to purchase the State Wildflower license tag and find out more about it.