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Septic Field Mix

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Make your septic field a thing of beauty with this mix. This mix has been designed using plants that prefer dry soil because the root systems of these draw moisture from the septic system helping to make it more efficient.Takes advantage of subsoil moisture when present, but also able to tolerate dry periods. ReGreen can be added in quick cover and erosion control situations.  Birds and butterflies will be attracted to the flowers that bloom Spring to Fall. 

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama

Koeleria macrantha - June Grass

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Senna marilandica - Maryland Senna

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Penstemon tubaeflorus - White Wand 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!

Lemon Mint

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 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 can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

Septic Field Mix

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

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators

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