Pond Edge Native Seed Mix

Pond Edge Native Seed Mix

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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)

Wildflowers:

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 Info

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.

Product Details

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

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!

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!