A lower cost alternative to our Native Short Grass Meadow, this mix stays true to creating habitat and supporting sustainability, but with a higher ratio of grasses to wildflowers. Works well in areas with well-drained soils and receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. The native wildflowers in this mix will bloom spring through fall. Grasses swaying in the breeze with colorful wildflowers mixed in? It's a delight for the senses!
Contains the following species:
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Tridens flavus - Purple Top
Agrostis scabra - Rough Bentgrass (Ticklegrass)
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint
Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover
Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
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 germinaton 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 rakes 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, Green, White, Pink, Blue
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators