Ohio Pollinator Oasis Native Seed Mix

Ohio Pollinator Oasis Native Seed Mix

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Beekeepers and Gardeners, you can make a difference in your environment. How? Turn your property from a food desert into a food oasis for pollinators. You will also attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies into your garden. Ohio State Beekeepers Association is partnering with OPN Seed to help you make an easy choice. This native seed mix is appropriate for urban/suburban gardens and larger areas. The  native seeds contained in this mix provide colorful native perennial blooms for pollinator nourishment spring through fall.

Some things to remember:

This is a mix of annual and perennial wildflowers that will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. The annuals provide color and foraging the first growing season while the perennial species are putting down roots.

This mix will need to be planted in areas that receive at least six hours of sunlight a day. Finished heights will range from three to five feet.

Can be planted in areas outside Ohio that have similar growing season and climate.

Contains the following species:


Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Ratibida pinnata -Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Gailliardia aristata - Blanket Flower

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Astragalus canadensis - Canadian Milk Vetch

Vernonia altissma - Tall Ironweed

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Liatris pycnostachya - Prairie Blazingstar

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Solidago nemoralis - Dwarf Goldenrod

Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster

Solidago speciosa - Showy Goldenrod

Coreopsis grandiflora - Large Flower Coreopsis

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Seed Info

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 in to ensure germination.

This mix of native 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.

Product Details

Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Green, Orange, White

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Bees, Pollinators, Birds, Butterflies

Product Code: PFOSBA02

Color Boosters

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!

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Fast Flowering Seed Packet

Quick Growing Wildflowers Mix

Cover Crops and Seed Carriers

Do you need a cover crop?

Know where you sow! Add some Rice Hulls to your order!