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Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Mix

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Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Seed Packet

Regionally adapted open pollinated native wildflowers and grasses make up this mix developed by us and approved by our friends at The Xerces Society. This blend, appropriate for Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York, provides nectar and food sources for numerous pollinators and larva. Wildflowers were selected to continuously bloom and provide forage areas all season long, while grasses add diversification, structure and habitat to round out out the mix. Our partnership with The Xerces Society ensures that your seed mix is neonicotinoid and pesticide free and provides a safe habitat for all regionally important pollinators.

Contains the following species:


Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye


Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata  - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Gaillarida pulchella - Indian Blanket

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Orbexilum pedunculatum - Sampson's Snakeroot

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed

Baptisia alba (macrophylla) - White Wild Indigo

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint

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!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

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PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadcast=10

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.

Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Mix

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

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Native Bees, Birds, Butteflies

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