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Native Tall Grass Meadow

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Native Tall Grass Meadow

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:

Grasses:

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

Wildflowers:

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!

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 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