A lower cost alternative for pollinator and native tall grassland seedings. This mix contains warm season and cool season grasses plus annual and perennial wildflowers. Low maintenance, once established. Will establish quickly, with blooms typically the first growing season. Grasses and perennials fully matured by 2 to 3 growing seasons.
Contains the following species:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower
Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
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 5 to7 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, Yellow, Purple, White, Orange, Pink
Height: 5 to 7 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!