Our Moist Meadow Mix is great for areas that tend to be wetter the majority of the year and are not close to any waterways that are subject to flooding (check out our Ohio Flood Plain Mix for those areas). These areas are depressions or low lying areas and the species in this mix will adapt to varying moisture levels throughout the growing season once established. Tall native grasses help stabilize soils and percolate water and native wildflowers provide color and habitat for foraging for pollinators. Once established, finished heights for the species in this mix are about 5 to 7 feet tall. This mix will need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Some things to remember:
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.
Do not seed this mix into standing water. You will need to wait for the area to dry out some. This may lead to seeding in a time that is not optimal. Contact Us if you have seeding questions.
A cover crop may be needed to stabilize the soil while the native species establish. Regreen™ is a good option.
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grass Like:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Juncus tenuis - Path Rush
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Desmodium canadense - Showy Tick Trefoil
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Actinomeris alternifolia - Wingstem
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant - Purple
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Gray-Headed Coneflower
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Eupatorium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye
Solidago nemoralis - Stiff Goldenrod
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
Seed Packet covers 250 square feet ( a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.
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 rake to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 5 to 7 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, Orange, Purple, Pink, White, Yellow
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day
Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Product Code: NEOMM01
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!