Didn't think you could plant wildflowers because you have too much shade? Think again. This mix is composed of all Ohio native species that can tolerate lower light levels. These species are commonly found on woodland edges as well as open meadows. Cover crops are not generally used in woodland plantings unless significant erosion potential exists. In that case, annual rye can be used as required. Wildflowers for all!
Contains the following species:
Elymus riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama
Andropogon virginicus - Broom Sedge
Cinna arundinacea - Wood Reed
Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea
Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower
Echinacea pupurea - Purple Coneflower
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Hibiscus mocheutos - Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Polygonum virginanum - Jumpseed
Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Eupatorium purpureum - Sweet Joe Pye
Aster divaricatus - White Wood Aster
Solidago riddelli - Riddell's Goldenrod
Aquilegia canadensis -Wild Red Columbine
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
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 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, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators