ONPM Short Pollinator Garden Seed Mix

ONPM Short Pollinator Garden Seed Mix

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April is Ohio Native Plant Month and also a great time of year to seed a native wildflower and grass garden. We designed this mix with the intention of making it colorful with lots of wildflowers, a few native grasses and keeping the height to about 3.5 - 4 feet tall once established. This mix grows best in full sun (at least 6 hours a day) and well-drained soils.

This ONPM Short Pollinator Garden Seed Mix is great for replacing sunny lawns in residential areas, next to community buildings or for schools because of the variety of colorful native plants and short height.

This year Ohio Native Plant Month like to see how much lawn area in Ohio we can convert to healthy native plant habitats. If you replace some lawn this year, please write to send us a picture (no people please) and tell us the number of square feet you converted. Pictures can be emailed to OhioNativePlantMonth@gmail.com.

Please note: this mix formerly known as the Pocket Pollinator Garden Seed Mix

Some things to remember:

Native plant communities can take up to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. There are some annuals in this mix for first year color. They include: Partridge Pea, Indian Blanket, Plains Coreopsis and Lemon Mint. Consider planting our ONPM Fast Flowering Annual Cover Mix to act as a cover crop and provide some additional blooms the first growing season.

Looking for a mix with some taller species? Check out the ONPM Tall Pollinator Garden Seed Mix.

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

Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass


Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Astragalus canadensis - Canadian Milk Vetch

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed

Eryngium yuccifolium -Rattlesnake Master

Zizia aurea- Golden Alexanders

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower

Achillea millefolium L. var. occident - Western Yarrow

Monarda citrodora - Lemon Mint

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon tubaeflorus - White Wand Beardtongue

Pycnanthemum virginianum - Virginia Mountain Mint

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

Solidago nemoralis - Old Field Goldenrod

Seed Info

Each packet will cover approximately 250 square feet or a 10 x 25 area.

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 1 to 3 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.

Detailed instructions on planting your seed mix are provided with your purchase. For additional information on planting please the Pocket Pollinator Garden Page on Ohio Native Plant Month's website.

Product Details

Flower Color: Yellow, Green, Purple, Yellow, Red, Orange, Blue, White

Height: 3.5 Feet to 4 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day

Soil Hydrology: Well-Drained Soils

Bloom Time: Late Spring through Early Fall

Plant Type: Annual / Perennial

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Humans

Product Code: PPGM01

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!

ONPM Fast Flowering Seed Mix

Cover Crops and Seed Carriers

Do you need a cover crop?

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