I am looking for wildflowers native to VA to spread in various beds around our Virginia Beach farm - does a mix exist, similar to what would have been spread along highways, that you can help me locate? Ideally, including diffferent perrenials that bloom all season.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has the Virginia Wildflower Program with a a list of the wildflowers that they use. Not all are native to Virginia, but they do indicate which ones are. They also have a list of Wildflower Seed Sources. Additionally, you can find a list of "commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Virginia" by selecting the state from the map or pull-down menu on our Recommended Species page. You can then "Narrow Your Search" by making choices under the various criteria (e.g., Habit—general appearance, Light requirement, Moisture requirement). Also, t sounds as if you might benefit from reading one or more of our "How to Articles" (e.g., Meadow Gardening). You will notice that the "Meadow Gardening" article recommends planting grasses with the wildflowers. Here are a few wildflowers from our Recommended Species list and some attractive grasses that are native to Virginia:
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