These species love drier upland areas and that's why they are perfect for this mix. The mixed height of the grasses provides a varied structural habitat for various wildlife species. A good home for animals and beautiful wildflowers that bloom from late May through October? What more could you want from your prairie?
Contains the following species:
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Schzachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Elymus virginicus -Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Desmanthus illinoensis -Illinois Bundleflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock
Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Coreopsis
Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover
Dalea candida- White Prairie Clover
Aster azureus - Sky Blue Aster
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-Headed Coneflower
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 Broadast = 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: Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators