Our savanna mix provides color from April 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 300 to 400 square feet
An acre needs 4 to 7 pounds of mix
Our mix often includes the following species:
Columbine, asters, Ohio horse mint, American bellflower, Indian paintbrush, lanceleaf coreopsis, plains coreopsis, purple coneflower, rattlesnake master, shrubby St. John's wort, purple rocket, blazing star, blue lobelia, false aloe, bee balm, wild quinine, foxglove beard tongue, Jacob's ladder, hairy mountain mint, grayhead coneflower, black-eyed Susan, wild senna, starry campion, gray goldenrod, American columbo, wingstem, golden alexanders, and additional species as available--the mix usually contains around 40 different species
One bulk pound of mix is about 80% pure live seed (PLS). We include an extra ounce of seed for each bulk pound.