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Sedge Meadow Native Seed Mix

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If you're looking for a mix that is on the shorter side and want to plant in an area that can hold some moisture, then our Sedge Meadow Mix is for you! Sedges are shorter growing grass-like species that are typically found in stream side and wet meadow areas. Since this mix is mostly sedges, the overall look will be "green", but we've added in a few wildflowers for color and attracting wildlife. This mix will need to be planted in areas that receive at least six hours of sunlight a day. Finished heights on this mix will be about two to five feet. 

Some things to remember: 

  • This mix will need at least three growing seasons to fully establish. Germination typically occurs the first growing season, but the plants will need some time to reach full maturity. 
  • These species will provide an overall "green" look. If you're looking for something more colorful, check out some of our other Wet Soil Native Seed Mixes. 
  • Plant this close to ponds to attract wildlife. Waterfowl and song birds have been known to eat the seed heads. 

Contains the following species:

Grass or Grasslike:

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
 
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
 
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass 
 
Carex crinitia - Fringed Sedge
 
Carex lurida - Shallow / Lurid Sedge
 
Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge 
 
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
 
Carex hystericina - Porcupine Sedge
 
Carex lupuliformis - False Hop Sedge
 
Juncus effusus - Common Rush 
 
Scirpus acutus - Hard-stemmed Bulrush 
 
Scirpus validus - Great / Soft-stemmed Bulrush
 
Carex lacustris - Common Lake Sedge 
 
Wildflowers:
 
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed
 
Iris versicolor - Northern Blue Flag
 
Agrimonia parviflora - Swamp Agrimony
 
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed 
 
Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower 
 
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort 
 
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower 
 
These species 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 = 8

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.

Sedge Meadow Native Seed Mix

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

Height: 2 to 5 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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