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Enjoy bird watching in your yard all year long! Our Song Bird mix was created for birders and non-birders alike. The native grass and wildflower species in this mix were selected to provide seed sources for songbirds during the fall migration and into early winter. Birds not only eat the seeds, but they redistribute them later as they fly along helping to introduce these native species back into the landscape. Some of the species in this mix get pretty tall ( 5 to 7 feet), but you'll often find birds perched on the tops of the plants. This mix will need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Some things to remember:

  • This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. We've added Partridge Pea and Plains Coreopsis to this mix to provide some first year color.
  • Leave this mix standing all fall and winter long. Birds will continue to snack on the seeds left on the seed heads and it provides habitat for other wildlife.
  • This is a great pollinator mix, too! Contains Common Milkweed and Butterfly Milkweed to attract Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. 

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Sporobolus cryptandrus - Sand Dropseed

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Silphium perfoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Eupatorium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye

Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-headed Coneflower

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

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

Song Bird Mix

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

Height: 3 to 7 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Summer through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies

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