True Colors Mesic 18 Short Native Seed Mix | Ohio Prairie
True Colors Mesic 18 Short Native Seed Mix | Ohio Prairie
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True Colors - Mesic by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

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I see your true colors....If you have average soil (not too wet or dry) then this mix of wildflowers and  grasses is perfect for you. The flowers provide bloom color from Spring to late Fall and the grasses provide beauty, structure and habitat cover all year long. 4 feet and under is the magic height. This mix contains annual, biennial and perennial plants for quick establishment and long life. 

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Tridens flavus - Purple Top

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding an ounce of 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 that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

True Colors - Mesic by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

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

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