A lower cost alternative to our Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix, this mix stays true to creating habitat and supporting sustainability, but with a higher ratio of grasses to wildflowers. Works well in areas with well-drained soils and receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. The native wildflowers in this mix will bloom spring through fall. Grasses swaying in the breeze with colorful wildflowers mixed in? It's a delight for the senses!
Contains the following species:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia WIld Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Tridens flavus - Purple Top
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover
Dalea candida -White Prairie Clover
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
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 rakes 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.
Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Green, White, Pink, Blue
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
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!