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Woodland Edge Seed Mix

Woodland Edge 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 3 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 so germination may be a little slower or later in the growing season.
  • After the growing season, you can leave this mix standing tall all fall and winter long as habitat. Native bees will winter in 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:

Grasses:

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Chasmanthium latifolium - River Oats

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower

Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed

Thalictrum dasycarpum - Purple Meadow Rue

Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Red Columbine

Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain

Eupatorium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye

Campanula americana - American Bellflower

Polygonatum biflorum canaliculatum - Smooth Solomon's Seal

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

Aster divaricatus - White Wood Aster

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Aster cordifolius - Symphyotrichum cordifolius - Heart Leaved Aster

Mentensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells

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!

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Do you need a cover crop?

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.

Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. Each packet will cover approximately 250 square feet.

Product Details

Flower Color: Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Shade

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators