Enjoy bird watching in your yard all year long! Our Song Bird mix was created for birders and non-birders alike. The native grass and wildflower species in this mix were selected to provide seed sources for songbirds during the fall migration and into early winter. Birds not only eat the seeds, but they redistribute them later as they fly along helping to introduce these native species back into the landscape. Some of the species in this mix get pretty tall ( 5 to 7 feet), but you'll often find birds perched on the tops of the plants. This mix will need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Some things to remember:
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. We've added Partridge Pea and Plains Coreopsis to this mix to provide some first year color.
Leave this mix standing all fall and winter long. Birds will continue to snack on the seeds left on the seed heads and it provides habitat for other wildlife.
This a great pollinator mix, too! Contains Common Milkweed and Butterfly Milkweed to attract Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.
Contains the following species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Sporobolus cryptandrus - Sand Dropseed
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Silphium perfoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed
Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Eupatorium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-headed Coneflower
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
Aster laevis - Smooth Aster
Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.
PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 15
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 7 feet. Please note that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.
Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange, Green
Height: 3 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Product Code: SB01A
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!