Wet Soil seed mix

Wet Soil seed mix

Wetland/moist prairie species

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Wet soil seed mix
Our wet 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.  There are also a few sedges/rushes. 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.
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 1,200 square feet
  • 1 pound per 19,000 square feet
  • 2.25 pounds per acre
The current mix as of 2/2/18 contains: Indigo bush, common milkweed, white wild indigo, blue wild indigo, false aster, American bellflower, yellowfruit sedge, Short's sedge, white turtlehead, rose turtlehead, tall coreopsis, mullein foxglove, Illinois bundleflower, boneset, sawtooth sunflower, southern blue flag, prairie blazing star, cardinal flower, blue lobelia, seedbox, wild bergamot, foxglove beardtongue, slender mountain mint, meadow beauty, wild golden glow, sweet coneflower, brown-eyed Susan, common bulrush, compass plant, cup plant, Ohio spiderwort, blue vervain, yellow ironweed, wingstem
We include an extra ounce of seed with each bulk pound.

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