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:
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
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!
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.