When we describe one of our native seed mixes as short, we typically mean 3 to 5 feet tall. Our Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix was designed as a native grass planting with native wildflowers mixed in that have bloom times ranging from spring through fall once established.
Attract Monarch Butterflies with Common and Butterfly Milkweed. Watch birds eat Ox Eye Sunflower and Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower seeds. Wild Bergamot is a bee magnet and Little Bluestem is the larval host plant for many butterflies and moths.
Some things to remember:
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. We do include annual wildflowers for color and foraging the first growing season.
This mix performs best in well-drained soils and will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower
Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover
Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. Each packet will cover approximately 250 square feet.
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 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: Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 4 to 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Humans
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!