The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a fall wildflower planting program during September and October. One-pound bags of scarified Texas Bluebonnet seed are available for purchase for $46 per pound. One-pound bags of Fall Texas native wildflower mix are available for $25 per pound and contain 22 different varieties, including Back-eyed Susan, coneflowers, Showy Evening Primrose, Indian Blanket, milkweeds and Mexican Hat.
Native flowers require less water and maintenance than conventional landscaping flowers and plants and can better withstand our sometimes extreme Texas climate. Wildflowers also add beauty to the landscape and provide food for wildlife. The Collin County SWCD uses funds raised from projects such as this to support local conservation programs and education within the District.
One-pound bags of wildflower seed are available for purchase at the District office, 1404 N. McDonald Street, Suite 100, in McKinney, now thru early November, or while supplies last. Please call before you come to make sure the seed is in stock at 972-542-0081 ext. 3. September and October are the optimal times to plant these wildflowers, and seeding instructions are available with purchases. Get yours now, while supplies last!