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 won't 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.
A 3-gram packet covers about 20 square feet.
An ounce covers 200 to 250 square feet
An acre needs 7 to 9 pounds of mix
Our mix typically includes the following species:
Indian paintbrush, an aster species, white wild indigo, large-flowered coreopsis, pale purple coneflower, blue wild indigo, rattlesnake master, wingstem, prairie blazing star, shining blue star, wild quinine, foxglove beardtongue, purple prairie clover, gray-head coneflower, blackeyed susan, sweet coneflower, blue sage, lead plant, slender mountain mint, a milkweed species, false aloe, additional species as available.
One bulk pound of mix is about 80% pure live seed (PLS). We include an extra ounce of seed for each bulk pound.