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General Mesic Prairie Native Mix

General Mesic Prairie Native Mix

Regular price $25.00 Sale

Origin: Central and Eastern US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~1 lbs

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

Zones: 4-8

A general purpose prairie or meadow full sun native wildflower and grass mix. The general mix contains 68% oats and wheat as an annual nurse crop. The annual crop will establish on year 1 and then winter kill, making way for the perennial natives. Suitable for Cental and Eastern US climates and native plant communities. 1 lbs covers approximately 1,000 sq. ft.

Our seed was produced by Shooting Star Native Seeds in Spring Grove, MN.

Growing Tips: Seed in Late Summer. Seeds need a well prepared site: bare soil that is weeded and cultivated for best germination. Broadcast seed over site in Late Summer and tamp it into soil. Cold Stratification needed for most species. Annual Oats and Wheat will emerge in year 1 and winter kill.

Grasses 

Slender Wheatgrass, Agropyron trachycaulum (2.74%) 

Big Bluestem, Andropogon gerardii (5.48%) 

Sideoats Grama, Bouteloua curtipendula (4.38%) 

Prairie Brome, Bromus kalmii (1.37%) 

Canada Wild Rye, Elymus canadensis (3.21%)

Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum (0.16%) 

Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium (4.38%) 

Indiangrass, Sorghastrum nutans (5.48%) 

Prairie Dropseed, Sporobolus heterolepis (0.19%) 

Forbs 

Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum (0.16%) 

Lead Plant, Amorpha canescens (0.16%) 

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca (0.11%) 

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa (0.11%) 

Heath Aster, Aster ericoides (0.08%)

Smooth Blue Aster, Aster laevis (0.16%) 

Canada Milk Vetch, Astragalus canadensis (0.16%) 

White Prairie Clover, Dalea candidum (0.16%) 

Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea (0.52%) 

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense (0.16%) 

Showy Sunflower, Helianthus laetiflorus (0.16%)

Ox-eye Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides (0.36%) 

Button Blazingstar, Liatris aspera (0.08%) 

Prairie Blazingstar, Liatris pycnostachya (0.08%) 

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa (0.16%) 

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta (0.85%)

Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida (0.16%) 

Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata (0.11%) 

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta (0.16%) 

Golden Alexanders, Zizia aurea (0.16%) 

Cover Crop 

Oats/Winter Wheat, Avena sativa/Triticum aestivum (68.49%)