Shade Mix

This mixture requires strong filtered sunlight, or 1-4 hours of direct sun per day.

Scientific Name Common Name Type
Aquilegia caerulea A. vulgaris Columbine P
Campanula carpatica Tussock Bellflower P
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy P
Clarkia unguiculata Clarkia A
Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses A
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaved Coreopsis P
Cynoglossum amabile Chinese Forget-Me-Not A/B
Delphinium ajacis Rocket Larkspur A
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Pinks P
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower P
Gysophila elegans Annual Baby's Breath A
Iberis umbellata Annual Candytuft A
Linaria maroccana Spurred Snapdragon A
Mimulus tigrinus Monkeyflower A
Myosotis sylvatica Forget-Me Not A/B
Nemophila menziesii Baby-Blue-Eyes A
Papaver rhoeas Corn Poppy A
Viola cornuta Johnny Jump-Up A/P



  • 2 oz covers 400 sq-ft.
  • 4 oz covers 800 sq-ft.
  • 8 oz covers 1600 sq-ft.
  • 16 oz covers 3200 sq-ft.


  • Planting Rate/acre** 7-14 lbs
  • Planting rate 1/2 acre or less 5 oz./1000 sq. ft.
  • Seeds/lb. 390,000

*P = Perennial A = Annual B= Biennial TP= Tender perennial, grown as an annual in colder climates
** These rates are calculated for 120 seeds per square foot, and soil preparation and weed control are possible.

(A) annuals, bloom the first year, and reproduce by seed, individual plants die each year.
(P) perennials bloom the second year, individual plants live for years, and reproduce by seeds.