Deep Soil seed mix
Sassman Prairie

Deep Soil seed mix

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Deep soil seed mix
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 500 square feet
  • 1 pound per 8,000 square feet
  • 5.5 pounds per acre
The current mix as of 11/14/17 contains: Yarrow, slenderleaf false foxglove, common milkweed, spider milkweed, white & blue wild indigo, bur marigold, fringed poppy mallow, Indian paintbrush, New Jersey tea, lanceleaf coreopsis, plains coreopsis, purple prairie clover, pale-puple and yellow coneflower, rattlesnake master, western sunflower, silphium sunflower, ox-eye sunflower, rough & prairie blazing star, wild bergamot, longflower beeblossom, wild quinine, slimflower scurfpea, foxglove beardtongue, slender mountain mint, gray-headed coneflower, Missouri coneflower, brown-eyed Susan, wild senna, royal catchfly, compass plant, cup plant, gray goldenrod, rigid goldenrod, New England aster, Ohio spiderwort, blue vervain, wing stem, western ironweed, and golden Alexanders.
 
We include an extra ounce of seed with each bulk pound.

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