Our dry, shallow 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.
A 2-gram packet covers about 25 square feet.
One ounce per 500 square feet
One pound per 8,000 square feet
- 5.5 pounds per acre
The November 7, 2017 mix contains:
Lead plant, spider milkweed, blue & white wild indigos, purple poppy mallow, Indian paintbrush, lanceleaf & plains coreopsis, white & purple prairie clovers, pale-purple & yellow coneflowers, western & ox-eye sunflowers, slender bushclover, rough & bottlebrush blazing stars, palespike lobelia, agave, sensitive briar, wild bergamot, longflower beeblossom, Missouri primrose, wild quinine, purple & pale beardtongues, common cinquefoil, slender mountain mint, long-headed coneflower, Missouri coneflower, brown-eyed Susan, blue sage, prairie blue-eyed grass, gray & rigid goldenrods, aromatic & lavender asters, narrowleaf vervain, western ironweed, and golden Alexanders
We include an extra ounce of seed for each bulk pound.