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Ohio Flood Plain Native Seed Mix

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Item #: OFLPM02

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A floodplain is low lying ground adjacent to a lake, river or stream that is subject to flooding. They are a special area and require plants that can be adapted to a wide range of moisture conditions. The species in this mix are all native to Ohio and will perform well in these locations. You may need to use cover crops and erosion control with this mix depending on your situation and area you are working with.

Some things to remember:

  • This is a mix of native grasses and wildflowers that will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.
  • Do not seed this mix into standing water. You will need to wait for the area to dry out. This may lead to seeding at a time that is not optimal. If you have questions about seeding, please Contact Us
  • You may need to use a cover crop with this mix. Regreen™ is a good option. 

Contains the following species:

Grass and Grasslike:

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye 

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye 

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem 

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye 

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass 

Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge

Carex frankii - Franks Sedge 

Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush 

Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna / American Manna Grass

Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass


Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain

Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna

Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower

Actinomeris alternifolia - Wingstem 

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Eupatorium perfoliatum - Common Boneset

Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed

Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower 

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower 

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint 

Thalictrum dasycarpum - Purple Meadow Rue 

Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern / Meadow Brake 

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster 

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!

Tickseed Sunflower

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 in to ensure germination.

This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 7 feet. Please note that each site is unique and several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

Ohio Flood Plain Native Seed Mix

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

Height: 3 to 7 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Perennials

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators

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