Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Mix

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Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Mix

Regionally adapted open pollinated native wildflowers and grasses make up this mix developed by us and approved by our friends at The Xerces Society. This blend, appropriate for Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York, provides nectar and food sources for numerous pollinators and larva. Wildflowers were selected to continuously bloom and provide forage areas all season long, while grasses add diversification, structure and habitat to round out out the mix. Our partnership with The Xerces Society ensures that your seed mix is neonicotinoid and pesticide free and provides a safe habitat for all regionally important pollinators.

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Wildflowers:

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Orbexilum pedunculatum - Sampson's Snakeroot

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Vernonia altissima - Tall Ironweed

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Baptisia alba (macrophylla) - White Wild Indigo

Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Coreopsis

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Aster laevis- Smooth Aster

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Ratibia 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!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

Do you need a nurse crop?

PLS Lbs Per Acre Broadcast=10

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, Purple, Pink, White, Yellow, Orange

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Native Bees, Birds, Butteflies