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:
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Elymus riparius - Rverbank Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
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!
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