The Darby Plains Native Seed Mix attracts butterflies, pollinators and songbirds and mimics what Ohio prairies would have looked like in pre-settlement times. This mix prefers mesic soils and full sun. Plant some history in your landscape and watch it come to life!
Contains the Following Species:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Tradescantia ohioensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Astragalus canadensis - Canadian Milk Vetch
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock
Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Allium cernuum - Nodding Wild Onion
Euphorbia corollata - Flowering Spurge
Solidago riddellii - Riddell's Goldenrod
Helianthus grosseserratus - Sawtooth Sunflower
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-Headed Coneflower
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!
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.
Flower Color: Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, 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