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True Colors- Dry by 18 Mixed Height Native Seed Mix

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True Colors- Dry by 18 Mixed Height Native Seed Mix

These species love drier upland areas and that's why they are perfect for this mix. The mixed height of the grasses provides a varied structural habitat for various wildlife species.  A good home for animals and beautiful wildflowers that bloom from late May through October? What more could you want from your prairie?

Contains the following species:


Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Panicum virgatum -Switch Grass

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye


Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Ratibida pinnata - Grey/Yellow-Headed Coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Aster laevis - Smooth 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!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Do you need a nurse crop?

PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadast = 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 that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

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

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators. People

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