Want to create a native landscape that has a little bit of everything? Our Mixed Height Native Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix was designed to create a diverse mix of native cool and warm season grasses and perennial wildflowers that attract all different kinds of wildlife like birds, bees, butterflies and more. Finished heights on this mix will range from 3 to 8 feet tall and this mix will need to be planted in areas that receive at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Some things to remember:
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take up to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. We've added Partridge Pea to the mix for first year color and foraging for pollinators.
This is the ultimate native seed mix if you're looking to attract wildlife. Common and Butterfly Milkweed will attract the Monarch Butterfly. Cup Plant and Prairie Dock are loved by songbirds and all the wildflower species will attract pollinators.
Keep this standing tall all fall and winter long as habitat. Native bees will winter in the hollow stems and birds will continue to eat off the seed heads. Cut it back in the spring when it starts to green up.
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Sporobolus (compositus) asper - Tall Dropseed Grass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant
Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master
Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover
Ziza aurea - Golden Alexanders
Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock
Aster novae-angliae - New England 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 raked to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 8 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 Pink, Orange, Bronze
Height: 3 to 8 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day
Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, People
Product Code: M24MX01
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!