If you live in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and want to create your own pollinator paradise, we've got you covered! Feed the bees, attract Monarch Butterflies and reduce the need for mowing with a perennial seed mix that establishes in 2 to 3 growing seasons and provides long term habitat. This mix was designed to bloom late spring through fall.
Some things to remember:
This is a mix of mostly perennial native grasses and wildflowers. This mix does contain some annuals for first growing season color, but will take 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish.
Our East Coast Pollinator Mix grows well in dry to mesic (well-drained) soils. It will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day and established heights will range from 3 to 5 feet.
Questions on seeding times or whether this mix will work for you? Contact Us!
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Tridens flavus - Purple Top
Sporobolus cryptandrus - Sand Dropseed
Sporobolus (compositus) asper - Tall Dropseed Grass
Poa palustris - Fowl Bluegrass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Senna marilandica - Maryland Senna
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Hibiscus moschuetos - Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Liatris aspera - Rough Blazingstar
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Pycnanthemum virginianum - Virginia Mountain Mint
Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia
PLS Pounds Per Acre = 12
PLS = Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is a product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of our native warm season grasses and mixes are sold PLS.
Broadcast seeding is the process of sowing seeds by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked into the soil to ensure germination.
Flower Color: Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Pink, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 4 to 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Late Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Wildlife and Humans
Product Code: ECPM01
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!