Our Pond Edge Native Seed Mix contains native grasses and wildflowers for a mostly dry pond edge that can see water a few times per year for short durations. Pond edges can be subject to erosion and the deep root systems of native grasses stabilize the soil once established. Native wildflowers add color and foraging for native bees, butterflies and other pollinators during the summer months and into early fall. This mix does contain some annual wildflower species for first year color.
Some things to remember:
This is a mix of native grasses and wildflowers that can take up to 3 growing seasons to fully establish.
This mix performs well when planted in areas that receive at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and when planted in drier pond edge areas. If your pond edge stays wet most of the time, these Wet Soil Seed Mixes may be better suited for your area
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grasslike:
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus -Virginia Wild Rye
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Tridens flavus - Purple Top
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge
Juncus effusus - Common Rush
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Agrostis alba - Agrostis gigantea - Redtop (Introduced)
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-Headed Coneflower
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed
Solidago nemoralis - Dwarf Goldenrod
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
Seed Packet contains 1 PLS ounce of seed and 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 in to ensure germination.
Flower Color: Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Pink
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours)
Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: June through October
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Attracts: Native Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and People
Product Code: OPNPEM02
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!