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

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Designed as a truly diverse mix, the four tall grasses that will reach 4 to 7 feet in height and the wildflowers work in harmony to create a prairie to be proud of. This mix is adapted to average soil and will bloom from May to October. The grasses add structure to the prairie and provide interest all season long. This is a good one!

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass

Agrostis perennans - Autumn Bentgrass

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Dalea candida -White Prairie Clover

Desmanthus illnoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Silphium perfoliatum - Cup Plant

Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Aster laevis - Smooth 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

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

True Colors - Mesic by 18 Tall Native Seed Mix

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

Height: 4 to 7 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annual / Perennial

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, People

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