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Song Bird Mix

Never buy bird seed again! This mix will allow you to grow a natural bird feeder in your own yard. The species in this mix were selected to provide seed sources for song birds during the Fall migration and into early Winter. Birds not only eat the seed, but they redistribute it later as they fly along helping to introduce these native species back into the landscape.  Flowers provide color from Spring to Fall and birdwatchers will rejoice with all the visitors they will receive. 

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-Headed Coneflower

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Helianthus grosseserratus - Sawtooth Sunflower

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding of these quick establishing annuals. They're 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 several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.

Flower Color: Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange, Green

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Summer through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies