NEW! Econo Native Short Meadow

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NEW! Econo Native Short Meadow

A lower cost alternative to our Native Short Grass Meadow, this mix stays true to creating habitat and supporting sustainability, but with a higher ratio of grasses to wildflowers. Works well in areas with well-drained soils and receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. The native wildflowers in this mix will bloom spring through fall. Grasses swaying in the breeze with colorful wildflowers mixed in? It's a delight for the senses!

Contains the following species:

Grasses:

Elymus riparius  - Riverbank Wild Rye

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

Tridens flavus - Purple Top

Wildflowers:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Lespedeza capitata - Roundheaded Bushclover

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

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!

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 germinaton 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 rakes 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: Yellow, Purple, Green, White, Pink, Blue

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Annuals/Perennials

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators