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Updated on February 28, 2016

Wildflower Seeds

Wildseed Farms which is just 7 miles east of the Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, Texas offers much more than just wildflower seeds for sale. Be sure and take your camera if visiting there in the Spring and Summer of the year as one will literally see vast fields of flowers in bloom and be able to come away with brilliantly colored pictures of wildflowers.

My husband and I happened to be in that area of Texas in April one year and we decided to see what this largest wildflower farm in the country looked like.

If one can envision hundreds of acres (200 to be exact) of different patches of vividly colored wildflowers swaying in the country breezes, then one has an idea of the appearance of this farming locale.

Walking trails are provided which can take one into the center of some of these wildflowers which are carefully cultivated in order to harvest their seeds.

Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, TX

A blaze of wildflower colors viewed at Wildseed Farms.
A blaze of wildflower colors viewed at Wildseed Farms. | Source

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Wildseed Farms

The name of this establishment is most suitable because farming is the basis of what they do and wildflower seeds are the crux of their business.

But like most businesses, Wildseed Farms has diversified their offerings so as to entice more people to visit and from what we saw, they have succeeded.

April is a beautiful time in Texas because of the Texas bluebonnets ( our State's official flower ) blooming along the highways, in fields and pastures. Despite the cost of gasoline, people head out to see the annual blaze of wildflowers which include the bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

Parents take photos of their children sitting amidst the fields of flowers for use in adorning greeting cards later in the year or to simply put into family photo albums to be enjoyed for years to come.

Many of the seeds cultivated at Wildseed Farms undoubtedly end up being distributed along our Texas highways and elsewhere.

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Wildflower plants

My husband and I decided to join the other visitors in strolling through the paths with wildflowers blooming almost everywhere we cast our eyes.

The different wildflowers had signs marking the names which made it interesting as well as helpful in case one was unfamiliar with the different plants and had a desire to grow them.

Seeing a picture on a packet of seed is not quite as nice as seeing a vast field of that wildflower in bloom!

Naturally I was busily engaged with some picture taking and the photos in this hub are from that April visit.

Were we to return during the summer months, different wildflowers would be in bloom.

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Garden seed

After walking amidst the area where the flowers are grown, one can then purchase that specific garden seed for one's home garden.

Native wildflower seeds as well as more domesticated kinds can be found and wildflower mixes can also be purchased if one wants a mixture of colors and shapes as is found often naturally occurring in nature.

Drummond Phlox

This is a fragrant annual plant native to Texas that generally blooms in the Spring to summer months. It is grown in the southeastern part of the United States from Texas to Florida and also other states in which it has adapted.

A Scottish man by the name of Thomas Drummond (1793 - 1835) took plant seeds he collected in Texas and they made their way back to England where the pretty phlox flowers have been used successfully in European gardens ever since. They like well drained soil and sunny conditions.

There are a variety of colors and growth habits vary in height between eight inches to about two feet. They make pretty bouquets or are nice additions to other cut flower arrangements.

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Colorfield fields of wildflowers at Wildflower Farms.
Colorfield fields of wildflowers at Wildflower Farms. | Source

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Seed packets and more...

Truthfully we did not know what to expect other than knowing that we would see wildflowers at Wildseed Farms...and that we saw in abundance!

Wildseed Farms also offers so much more.

One can purchase among other things, pots and jardinieres; plants of all types; specially prepared foods like local jams and jellies; specialty items like statuary for one's garden and all types of gift items in addition to an enormous selection of seed packets for sale.

If one needs to study up on the art of gardening before delving in to the process of planting and problem! One can find gardening books to help in that effort.

Browsing through the gift shop one is likely to see a multitude of items that are not only useful but could make that perfect and pretty gift for other gardeners that one happens to know.

Huge red poppy field

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Moss Verbena

If you are looking for a hearty perennial flower that grows in just about all of the southern regions of the United States, originally coming from South America, then this is the plant for you! It grows as an annual plant further north.

It has a sprawling habit and can be a perfect ground cover plant. Moss verbena grows to around a foot or foot and a half in height. It typically has blue to purple to violet coloration and likes growing in full sun. Another plus is that it is drought resistant. It blooms from late Spring to Early Fall and birds, bees and butterflies love this prolific blooming plant but deer will generally leave it alone.

What one can find at Wildseed Farms in addition to the fields of wildflowers...

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Wildflower farms

While there are other wildflower farms located in other parts of the United States, it was a pleasure getting to take a look at the largest one in the Great State of Texas.

As they say..."Everything is bigger and better in Texas!"

Looking at the video above you now know more of what is located at Wildseed Farms including a butterfly exhibit, the Brewbonnet Biergarten ( note the German influence in the name ) and other things in which makes visiting here a pleasure.

If you are visiting Fredericksburg, Texas be sure to allow a bit of extra time to drive out into the countryside and tour the beautiful fields of flowers at Wildseed Farms...and don't forget the picture taking opportunities! Open 7 days a week, a journey to those wildflower fields with all the fluttering butterflies is sure to be a sensory delight.

GPS address for Wildflower Farms which is 7 miles east of Fredericksburg. (Map just shows Fredericksburg, Texas)

A marker425 Wildflower Hills, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 -
Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
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© 2011 Peggy Woods

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      Peggy Woods 11 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rebecca,

      I also love wildflowers and it was a special treat to get to see fields of them being grown for seed. Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 11 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love wildflowers, so I would be in heaven here, Peggy. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      The wildflowers do need to go to seed and fall to the ground for the next years crop to develop. Too bad if they are mowing them early up in your part of Texas. We have seen some of the bluebonnets in town but have yet to take a drive into the country which we need to do soon if we are going to enjoy them this year. Hope we all get more rain in Texas this year! Thanks for the pin!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      The wildflowers here have only just begun to blossom about a week ago. They're very late this year because of the unusual and extremely cold winter (compared to normal) we've had.

      I see people mowing our wildflowers while they're still in blossom and I find that offensive. I thought it was illegal to destroy certain wildflowers like the Texas bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush, primrose, etc. I'd much rather see them than the vast expanses of clipped weeds and grasses.

      We're also in a serious drought. It's hardly rained at all this year so far and on the few occasions it has it was more of a drizzle or a mist. We've had perhaps one good Texas-style rain this calendar year, and even that was short.

      This looks like a great place to visit and I hope people will plant some of these flowers instead of destroying them in order to grow a new mini-castle instead.

      Pinning this to Awesome Hubpages. Great information and gorgeous photos as always!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dolores,

      Yes, getting to see Wildseed Farms in person is amazing! Glad you at least have some idea of what it is like from the photos. Appreciate your comment.

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