A floodplain is low lying ground adjacent to a lake, river or stream that is subject to flooding. They are a special area and require plants that can be adapted to a wide range of moisture conditions. The species in this mix are all native to Ohio and will perform well in these locations. You may need to use cover crops and erosion control with this mix depending on your situation and area you are working with.
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grasslike:
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Carex frankii - Frank's Sedge
Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna Grass / American Manna Grass
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Wildflowers:Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White 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!
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 several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.
Flower Color: Green, Yellow, Pink, Blue, White, Red, Purple
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators