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Theodore Payne Centennial Seed Mix 1903-2003
This wildflower seed mix was introduced by Theodore Payne in 1950 to celebrate 100 years of California statehood. He writes that it "is composed of ten of the most showy kinds that will succeed under any ordinary conditions and produce a brilliant display in orange, yellow, blue, lavender and purple" We honor the man and the glorious flora he helped to bring to the attention of the public.
The mix includes: Clarkia unguiculata (Elegant Clarkia)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Eschscholzia californica var. maritima (Coastal Poppy)
Gilia capitata (Globe Gilia)
Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips)
Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine)
Mentzelia lindleyi (Blazing Star)
Nemophila menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes)
Phacelia minor (California Bluebells)
Phacelia tanacetifolia (Lacy Phacelia)
Approximate sowing rates as follows:
- Packet: 50 sq. ft.
- Ounce: 200 sq. ft.
- 1/4 Pound: 750 sq. ft.
- 1/2 Pound: 1500 sq. ft.
- 1 Pound: 3000 sq. ft.