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True Colors - Dry by 18 Tall Native Seed Mix

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Item #: D18T01

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This mix contains species normally found in drier upland areas. Beautiful true colors exhibited by 18 different wildflower species. The 6 grasses contained in this mix give the true "Sea of Grass" look as the wind makes them look like waves in the ocean. Wildflowers bloom above and below the grass plumes that will generally reach heights of 4 feet and higher. Once established, wildflowers bloom from late May through October. 

Contains the following species:


Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye


Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-Headed Coneflower

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed

Baptisia australis - Blue False Indigo

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding an ounce of any one 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 5 to 7 feet. Please note that each site is unique and several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

True Colors - Dry by 18 Tall Native Seed Mix

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

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, People

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