Sep 15

25 types of wildflower seeds you can get at Wildflower Festival

by The Woodlands

The Woodlands Wildflower Fest is set to bloom on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center. This year 25 varieties of free wildflower seeds will be distributed. Seeds range from Baby Blue Eyes, Gloria (Pink) Cosmos to Scarlet Flax and the ever popular Texas Bluebonnets.

"The best time to plant wildflowers is October — my deadline is by November 1 — and then weather permitting, you’ll usually see them bloom anywhere from February through April,” said Marcus Fiedler, director of landscape management for The Woodlands Development Company. "If the seeds get enough rain — not too much but just enough — they may extend into the early summer.”

Visitors at The Woodlands Wildflower Festival will enjoy environmental exhibits, community booths and nature-related items. Free giant inflatable rides, face painting, balloon art, a petting zoo, a photo booth and live music from The Buck Yeager Band will also be highlights of the event. Puffy Pine Cone®, along with his mascot friends, including Bridgeland Bill® from The Woodlands’ sister community, Bridgeland®, will make special guest appearances from 11 a.m. – noon. Two food trucks, Cousins Maine Lobster and Papa John’s Pizza, will sell concessions at the event. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. 

While at the festival, guests can register to win one of 10, $200 gift cards from the merchants at Hughes Landing.

The official Wildflower Festival poster and recycled bag, selected from the annual Wildflower Festival contest, will be on sale at The Woodlands Lions Club booth. Proceeds from the sales benefit Lions Club charities. The Lions Club provides community and national services for youth and senior citizens, including programs for the blind and visually impaired, as well as programs for hearing and speech.

The Woodlands Development Company is the host of The Woodlands Wildflower Festival and CHI St. Luke’s Health is the presenting sponsor. BrightView Landscaping Services is also a participating sponsor, and The Woodlands Township is the park sponsor.

Below are the seeds that will be distributed, as well as the local businesses that are sponsoring each variety:

·       Baby Blue Eyes – Ray Larson Real Estate Group with RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

·       Baby’s Breath – Kurk Homes -  Custom Builders

·       Black-Eyed Susan – The Becky Drake Team with RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

·       California Poppy – The Hanson Team - Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene

·       Catchfly – Interfaith of The Woodlands

·       Cornpoppy –The Brownstone Group with Keller Williams The Woodlands & Magnolia and Cherry Creek Mortgage

·       Cornflower – Community Insurance Associates -Kenny Speight Agency

·       Cosmos – Buckalew Chevrolet

·       Crimson Clover – The Woodlands Dermatology Associates

·       Drummond Phlox – Avanti Senior Living – Vision Park

·       Dwarf Red Plains Coreopsis – CHI St. Luke’s Health

·       Gloria (Pink) Cosmos – Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio, Inc.

·       Johnny Jump Up – Black Walnut Café

·       Lemon Mint – The Woodlands Cleaners

·       Mountain Garland – Ed Jones "Just Happy to be Here”

·       Plains Coreopsis – Woodforest National Bank

·       Rocket Larkspur – The Woodlands Township

·       Scarlet Flax – BrightView Landscape Services

·       Scarlet Sage – Great American Title Company

·       Showy Primrose – Henry J. Daniels & Jason Stanfield

·       Sweet Alyssum –Cadence Bank

·       Tail Poppy Mallow – Harvard Risk Management

·       Texas Bluebonnet – The Woodlands Development Company

·       Toadflax – The Woodlands College Park Leo Club

·       Yellow Cosmos – The Woodlands Lions Club