Our deep soil mix provides color from early May into October and attracts many kinds of wildlife. It consists nearly entirely of perennials with a few annuals or biennials that will provide some color while the perennials get established. This mix should be sown in late fall or winter--early February at the latest. Seed sown after February may not get the cold moist treatment (stratification) that it needs in order to germinate.
Contents of the mix vary due to availability. Native grasses are sold separately.
Seed: Many of the species need a cold, moist period of stratification. Sow seed between November and February.
A 2- gram packet covers about 25 square feet.
1 ounce per 700 square feet
1 pound per 11,300 square feet
3.8 pounds per acre
The current mix as of 1/16/18 contains: Common milkweed, butterfly weed, spider milkweed, white wild indigo, blue wild indigo, bur marigold, lanceleaf coreopsis, plains coreopsis, Illinois bundleflower, pale-purple coneflower, rattlesnake master, boneset, closed gentian, false foxglove, gum weed, sawtooth sunflower, roundhead bushclover, rough blazing star, prairie blazing star, wild bergamot, rigid goldenrod, wild quinine, foxglove beardtongue, slender mountain mint, hairy mountain mint, gray-head coneflower, sweet coneflower, brown-eyed Susan, blue sage, compass plant, prairie dock, gray goldenrod, showy goldenrod, New England aster, willow-leaf aster, Ohio spiderwort, blue vervain, wingstem, and western ironweed.
We include an extra ounce of seed with each bulk pound.