We sing praises about native grasses and wildflowers everyday and now we're shouting from the heart of the prairie because Ohio is one of the first states in the country to have an entire month dedicated to native plants. We thank our friends Nancy Linz and Hope Taft for working so hard to get this passed into law and trusting us to create a mix that supports birds, insects and wildlife, creates forarging for pollinators and has an overall positive impact on the environment.
You can learn more about Ohio Native Plant Month here and share your Ohio Native Plant Month activity with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #ONPM. Prairie On all April long! For every Ohio Native Plant Month mix or packet sold, OPN Seed will donate a portion back to the ONPM initiative.
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Baptisia australis - Blue False Indigo
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
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 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: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange, Green, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours a Day)
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: June through October
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, People
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!