Our Slope Pollinator Mix is composed of native and introduced grasses and native annual and perennial wildflowers. The introduced grasses in this mix are included because they establish quickly for slope stability but they are not at a rate where they will compete with the native species trying to establish.
The perennial native grass and wildflower species provide a long term solution for pollinator habitat on slight to moderate slopes and erosion control applications.
This mix requires at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day and can handle variable moisture conditions. Please factor in weather conditions when selecting a seeding time for this mix.
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grasslike:
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Festuca rubra - Creeping Red Fescue ( Introduced)
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Lolium multiflorum - Annual Ryegrass (Introduced)
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Agrostis alba (Agrostis gigantea) - Redtop (Introduced)
Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower
Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Coreopsis
Baptisia australis - Blue False Indigo
Bidens frondosa - Devil's Beggertick
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadcast=12
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 3 to 6 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, Blue, Yellow, Orange, White
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Sun ( 4 to 6 hours a day)
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: June through October
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Attracts: Native Bees, Butterflies, Birds and People