True Colors - Mesic by 18 Tall Native Seed Mix

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True Colors - Mesic by 18 Tall Native Seed Mix

Designed as a truly diverse mix, the four tall grasses that will reach 4 to 6 feet in height and the 18 wildflowers work in harmony to create a prairie to be proud of. This mix is adapted to average soil and will bloom from May to October. The grasses add structure to the prairie and provide interest all season long. This is a good one!

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster

Silphium trifoliatum - Whorled Rosinweed

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow Coneflower / Grey-headed Coneflower

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

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 annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!

Lemon Mint

Indian Blanket

Partridge Pea

PLS Lbs Per Acre Braodcast = 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 5 to 7 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.