“Wildflowers give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.”
Lady Bird Johnson
The seed paper we use is handmade in Colorado. They take un-dyed, 100% post-consumer/ post-industrial recycled paper, break it down into paper pulp that started as FSC paper. Using old-school papermaking techniques and handmade molds and deckles to handcraft each sheet.
Then it’s is packed with a variety of perennial and annual wildflower seeds. Dwarf Godetia | Lemon Mint | Maiden Pinks | Forget-Me-Not | Catchfly | English Daisy | Sweet Alyssum | Spurred Snapdragon | Corn Poppy | Black Eyed Susan
Some regions will have better luck with some seeds than others—but all regions will have a variety that thrives. The germination rate is about 75%, some of the best in the industry.
For best results, plant the paper outdoors early spring or late fall. Fall plantings will take advantage of the winter rains to give you early spring blooms. Plant anytime indoors, then transplant to a more permanent location in the early spring. *While perennials don’t normally bloom the first year, your annuals will. You can look forward to the perennials coming back each year!
HOW TO PLANT YOUR INVITATIONS
Seed paper is easy to grow and cultivate! Watch it take root and sprout in a few short days!
- Soak the seed paper in water overnight.
- Loosen the soil from the ground, or fill a planter pot ¾ of the way with a good potting mix.
- Place the wet seed paper over the soil and add a light layer of soil on top to hold in moisture.
- Water well, especially during the first 4 to 6 weeks. Keep in a fairly sunny spot.
- Once the sprouts are well established they can easily be transplanted to a more permanent outdoor location if desired.