If you're looking for a mix that is on the shorter side and want to plant in an area that can hold some moisture, then our Sedge Meadow Mix is for you! Sedges are shorter growing grass-like species that are typically found in stream side and wet meadow areas. Since this mix is mostly sedges, the overall look will be "green", but we've added in a few wildflowers for color and attracting wildlife. This mix will need to be planted in areas that receive at least six hours of sunlight a day. Finished heights on this mix will be about two to five feet.
Some things to remember:
This mix will need at least three growing seasons to fully establish. Germination typically occurs the first growing season, but the plants will need some time to reach full maturity.
These species will provide an overall "green" look. If you're looking for something more colorful, check out some of our other Wet Soil Native Seed Mixes.
Plant this close to ponds to attract wildlife. Waterfowl and song birds have been known to eat the seed heads.
Contains the following species:
Grass or Grasslike:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Carex lurida - Shallow/Lurid Sedge
Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Carex hystericina - Porcupine Sedge
Carex lupuliformis - False Hop Sedge
Juncus effusus - Common Rush
Scirpus acutus - Hard-stemmed Bulrush
Scirpus validus - Great/Soft-stemmed Bulrush
Carex lacustris - Common Lake Sedge
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Iris versicolor - Northern Blue Flag
Agrimonia parviflora - Swamp Agrimony
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
PLS Lbs Per Acre = 8
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 grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 2 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: Green, Pink, Blue Purple, Red
Height: 2 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Product Code: LSMM01
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!