Regionally adapted open pollinated native wildflowers and grasses make up this mix developed by us and approved by our friends at The Xerces Society. This blend, appropriate for Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York, provides nectar and food sources for numerous pollinators and larva. Wildflowers were selected to continuously bloom and provide forage areas all season long, while grasses add diversification, structure and habitat to round out out the mix. Our partnership with The Xerces Society ensures that your seed mix is neonicotinoid and pesticide free and provides a safe habitat for all regionally important pollinators.
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 included in the mix for first year color and foraging for pollinators.
This mix will need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and performs best when planted in well-drained soils. Finished height once established range from 3 to 5 feet.
This mix is great for beekeepers! It contains wildflowers that bloom at different times of the growing season to provide foraging.
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover
Orbexlium pedunculatum - Sampson's Snakeroot
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant
Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Baptisia alba (macrophylla) - White Wild Indigo
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Seed Packet contains 1 PLS (Pure Live Seed) oz. of seed which is enough to cover 250 square feet.
PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadcast=10
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 in to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 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.
Detailed instructions on planting your seed are provided with purchase.
Flower Color: Green, Purple, Pink, White, Yellow, Orange
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Native Bees, Birds, Butterflies
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!