Woodland Edge Native Seed Mix

Woodland Edge Native Seed Mix

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While we call this mix Woodland Edge, the native grass and wildflower species it is comprised of can tolerate being planted in any area that is partially shaded and has well-drained soils. Partially shaded means that it will need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. Finished heights on this mix will be 3 to 5 feet tall and we've included a wide range of wildflowers that bloom at different times of the growing season. This is a great mix for pollinator habitat and it contains Common Milkweed to attract Monarch butterflies.

Some things to remember:

This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will need at least three growing seasons to fully establish.

This mix does contain some annuals for color and foraging the first growing season. However, partial shade can mean cooler soil temperatures. This can lead to slower germination later on in the growing season.

After the end of the growing season, you can leave this mix standing tall all fall and winter long as habitat. Native bees will winter in the hollow stems. Cut it back in the spring when it starts to green up to allow new growth to receive enough light.

Contains the following species: 


Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye 

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye 

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass

Chasmanthium latifolium - River Oats 


Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower 

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower 

Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower 

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea 

Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain 

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan 

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan 

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar 

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed 

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot 

Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint 

Vernonia fasciculata - Prairie Ironweed 

Thalictrum dasycarpum - Purple Meadow Rue 

Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Red Columbine 

Eupatorium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia 

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern / Meadow Brake 

Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain 

Solidago riddellii - Riddell's Goldenrod 

Seed Info

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 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, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 4 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

Product Code: MWE05

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

Cover Crops and Seed Carriers

Do you need a cover crop?

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