2018 marked our 20th year in business and we created our 20th Anniversary Prairie Seed Mix to celebrate. Fast forward to 2022 where we've freshened the mix up a bit to keep things fun and exciting! This mix will need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and the finished height of this mix will be between 3 to 6 feet tall. Performs best when planted in well-drained soils.
Some things to remember:
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will need at least three growing seasons to fully establish. There are some annuals in this mix for first year color.
This is a great mix to attract game birds, pollinators and songbirds. It contains some shorter growing native grasses that can be planted in upland areas.
Contains the following species:
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama
Sporobolus (compositus) asper - Tall Dropseed Grass
Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Astragalus canadensis - Canadian Milk Vetch
Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Coreopsis grandiflora - Large Flower Coreopsis
Solidago nemoralis - Dwarf Goldenrod
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
Seed Packet contains 1 PLS (Pure Live Seed) oz. of seed which is enough to cover 250 square feet.
Detailed instructions on planting your seed packet are provided with purchase.
PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 12
PLS = Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of out native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.
Broadcast Seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.
Flower Color: Green, White, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Attracts: Game Birds, Pollinators and Wildlife
The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding any of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!