Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix | OPN Seed
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Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix

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When we describe one of our native seed mixes as short, we typically mean 3 to 5 feet tall.  Our Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix was designed as a native grass planting with native wildflowers mixed in that have bloom times ranging spring through fall once established.

Attract Monarch Butterflies with Common and Butterfly Milkweed.  Watch birds eat Ox Eye Sunflower and Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower seeds. Wild Bergamot is a bee magnet and Little Bluestem is the larval host plant for many butterflies and moths.

Some Things to Remember:

  • This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish, We do include annual wildflowers for color and foraging the first growing season.
  • Performs best in well drained soil and will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.


Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue

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?

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 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.

Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix

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

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 4 to 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 and Humans

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