True Colors - Dry by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

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True Colors - Dry by 18 Short Native Seed Mix

Beautiful wildflowers with true colors make up this mix along with grasses that average 4 feet and under. This particular mix thrives in drier upland areas. The fall color is stunning, but this mix will bloom from late May through October once established. 

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed

Silphium terebinthinaceum - Prairie Dock

Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Coreopsis

Baptisia australis - Blue False Indigo

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Asclpeias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow / Grey-Headed Coneflower

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding an ounce of any of these quick establishing perennials. 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: Green, Purple, Yellow, Orange, 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