Shortgrass Prairie Seed Mix


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Shortgrass Prairie Seed Mix
Description This low stature mix makes a great starter prairie on drier soils with little bluestem and side-oats gama as the base. The fourteen selected wildflowers provide diverse food and habitat resources and colorful blooms throughout the growing season for an array of pollinators. Grasses: Side-oats gama (Bouteloua curtipendila), plains oval sedge (Carex brevior), Canada wild rye (Elymus canadensis), June grass (Koeleria cristata), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Wildflowers: butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), sky blue aster (Aster azureus), partridge pea (Cassia fasciculata), lance-leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), prairie cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta), yellow coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta), old-field goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis), stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida), hoary vervain (Verbena stricta).
Height 2 – 6 ft.
Spread Covers 100 sq. ft.
Growth rate Fast
Sun Full to part sun
Water use Low to medium
Soil Wide range of soils
Bloom time March – November
Bloom color White, blue, purple, red, pink, orange, yellow
Nativeness Native
Benefits Good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers, erosion control
Climate Change Hardiness Unknown adaptability