A floodplain is low lying ground adjacent to a lake, river or stream that is subject to flooding. They are a special area and require plants that can be adapted to a wide range of moisture conditions. The species in this mix are all native to Ohio and will perform well in these locations. You may need to use cover crops and erosion control with this mix depending on your situation and area you are working with.
Some things to remember:
This is a mix of native grasses and wildflowers that 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. This may lead to seed at a time that is not optimal. If you have a question about seeding, please Contact Us.
You may need to use a cover crop with this mix. Regreen™ is a good option.
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grasslike:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Carex frankii - Franks Sedge
Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush
Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna/American Manna Grass
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower
Actinomeris alternifolia - Wingstem
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Eupatorium perfoliatum - Common Boneset
Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed
Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
Pycnanthemum tenufolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Thalictrum dascarpum - Purple Meadow Rue
Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern / Meadow Brake
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 rakes in to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 7 feet. Please note that each site is unique and several factors can affect overall height These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.
Flower Color: Green, Yellow, Pink, Blue, White, Red, Purple
Height: 3 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: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Product Code: OFLPM02
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!