Native Short Grass Meadow

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Native Short Grass Meadow

Perfect Pollinator Mix!

One of our most popular mixes, Native Short Grass Meadow is the perfect mix of grasses and wildflowers to create your ideal prairie. The annual wildflowers provide first year color while giving the perennials time to establish underneath.  This prairie will take about 3 years to fully mature and that's when the grass component will as well. This mix also works well with a grass cover crop to help prevent erosion.


Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus riparius - Rverbank Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis  - Nodding Wild Rye

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-Headed Coneflower

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue

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 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 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, 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