True Colors - Dry by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

True Colors - Dry by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

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Beautiful wildflowers with true colors make up this mix along with grasses that average 4 feet and under. This particular mix thrives in drier upland areas. The fall color is stunning, but this mix will bloom from late May through October once established. 

Contains the following species:


Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed


Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna

Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Baptisia australis - Blue Falso Indigo

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Seed Info

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 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.

Product Details

Flower Color: Green, Purple, Yellow, Orange, White

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, People

Product Code: D18S01

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

Indian Blanket

Quick Growing Wildflowers Mix

Covers Crops and Seed Carriers

Do you need a cover crop?

Know where you sow! Add some Rice Hulls to your order!