We get a lot of questions about if native plants are deer resistant. The short answer is no. No plant is ever completely deer resistant. However, there are some plants that are more palatable to them then others. That's where our Deer Resistant Meadow Mix comes in. If you live in an area with a dense deer population, this one is for you! This mix of native grasses and wildflowers are not on the deer's list of preferred snacks. If there is a healthy food supply around, they should have minimal impact on your seeding.
Keep in mind, that if the right conditions are met, deer will eat almost anything. With that said, they don't seem to be as attracted to native landscapes grown from seed. Put plants in the ground and it's like an instant smorgasbord, but the slow and constant growth of the same plants from seed do not trigger the deer to feast. So, create your pollinator and song bird haven and let the deer dine elsewhere.
Contains the following species:
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Baptisia australis - Blue False Indigo
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Aster pilosus - Frost Aster
Solidago nemoralis - Dwarf Goldenrod
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern / Meadow Brake
Pycnanthemum incanum - Hoary Mountain Mint
Liatris pycnostachya - Prairie Blazingstar
Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop
Euphorbia corollata - Flowering Spurge
Solidago ulmfolia - Elmleaf Goldenrod
Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. Each packet will cover approximately 250 square feet
PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 15
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 our 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 2 to 5 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factor can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.
Flower Color: Purple, Yellow, White, Blue, Orange, Green
Height: 2 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic (Well-Drained) Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals / Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Humans
Product Code: DRSM01
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!