This is Native Short Grass Meadow's counterpart. The annual wildflowers provide first year color while the perennials establish underneath. This prairie is fully matured after 3 years along with the grasses. This can also be used with a grass cover crop as necessary to prevent erosion.
Contains the following species:
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster
Silphium terebinthinnaceum - Prairie Dock
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
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 the 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: Yellow, Purple, Orange, Blue
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators