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Too Wet to Mow Mix

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Quit trying to mow those wet areas of your yard. Our Too Wet to Mow Mix is a combination of native grasses and wildflowers that grow in wet areas that receive partial shade to full sun (at least 4 hours of sunlight a day). Areas that were once a problem become filled with native species that can reach heights of 3 to 4 feet on average, with some species getting as tall as five feet. The deep root systems of native plants help filter water through the soil reducing runoff and flooding.  Wildflowers attract birds, bee, pollinators and more!

Some things to remember:

  • Native plant communities can take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. The Partridge Pea and Lemon Mint in this mix are annual wildflowers that will help provide first year color.
  • Make sure you don't seed this mix into standing water. These species need good seed to soil contact.
  • Because the area is wetter, soil temperatures may remain cooler throughout the growing season. This may mean slower establishment.

Contains the following species:

Grasses and Grasslike:

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass

Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge 

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye 

Leersia oryzoides - Rice Cut Grass 

Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass 

Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush 

Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass 

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod 

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed 

Agrimonia parviflora - Swamp Agrimony 

Alisma subcordatum - Water Plantain 

Pycnanthemum virginianum - Virginia Mountain Mint 

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower 

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia 

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!

Partridge Pea

Do you need a cover crop?

PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 10

PLS = Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as 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 4 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.

Too Wet to Mow Mix

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

Height: 3 to 4 Feet

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals / Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Humans

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