When we describe one of our seed mixes as tall, we typically mean they reach finished heights of 5 - 7 feet. Our Native Tall Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix was designed as a native grass planting with wildflowers mixed in to provide bloom spring through fall once established.
Some things to remember:
This mix will take approximately 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. There are annuals in this mix for first year color and foraging for pollinators.
Finished heights will range from 5 to 7 feet. This native seed mix will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.
This mix can be left standing tall all fall and winter long once done blooming. It's great habitat for wildlife and the seed heads are a great food source for birds. Cut it back in the spring for the new growth to receive light and moisture.
Contains the following species:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
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 in 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: Yellow, Purple, Orange, Blue
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: 4 to 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Well Drained Soils
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Product Code: NTGM03
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!