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Huffman Prairie Native Seed Mix

When the Wright Brothers returned from North Carolina, they located a wide open prairie to improve upon their flying skills. Today, Huffman Prairie is part of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is an Ohio Natural Landmark. This mix is designed to mimic what would be seen on site. It prefers full sun and mesic soil. It attracts numerous butterflies, pollinators and songbirds.

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium - Big Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Spartina pectinata - Prairie Cordgrass

Sporobolus (compositus) apser - Tall Dropseed Grass

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Echinaecea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-headed Coneflower

Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Coreopsis

Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant - Purple

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Solidago ohioensis - Ohio Goldenrod

Solidago riddelli - Riddell's Goldenrod

Helianthus grosseserratus - Sawtooth Sunflower

Tradescantia ohioensis - Ohio Spiderwort

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

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 = 15

PLS = Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination time 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, White, Pink

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