Quit trying to mow those wet areas of your yard. Our Too Wet to Mow Mix is a combination of native grasses and wildflowers that grow in wet areas that receive partial shade to full sun (at least 4 hours of sunlight a day). Areas that were once a problem become filled with native species that can reach heights of 3 to 4 feet on average, with some species getting as tall as five feet. The deep root systems of native plants help filter water through the soil reducing runoff and flooding. Wildflowers attract birds, bee, pollinators and more!
Some things to remember:
Native plant communities can take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. The Partridge Pea and Lemon Mint in this mix are annual wildflowers that will help provide first year color.
Make sure you don't seed this mix into standing water. These species need good seed to soil contact.
Because your area is wetter, soil temperatures may remain cooler throughout the growing season. This may mean slower establishment.
Contains the following species:
Grasses and Grasslike:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Leersia oryzoides - Rice Cut Grass
Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass
Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
Agrimonia parviflora - Swamp Agrimony
Alisma subcordatum - Water Plantain
Pycnanthemum virginianum - Virginia Mountain Mint
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia
Aster novae-angliae - New England 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 = 10
PLS = Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as 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 to ensure germination.
This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 4 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, Yellow, Purple, Red, Pink, White
Height: 3 to 4 Feet
Light Requirements: At Least 4 to 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day
Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals / Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Humans
Product Code: TWTM01
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!