Grassland Bird Habitat - Wet Meadow Seed Mix (kg)

Support endangered grassland birds in Ontario with variety of grasses, sedges, and wildflowers. This mix is designed to foster habitat for nesting birds. A focus on cool-season grasses that actively grow in the spring helps provide cover for their nests. Wildflowers and warm-season grasses offer colour and interest after nesting.

Preferred conditions

  • Sun: Full sun
  • Culture: Medium-moist soils

Species*

*Please note that the species may differ slightly with each order. Seed availability changes year-to-year and season-to-season based on the species, harvest results, weather conditions, and more. We may update our mixes at any time in order to best support goals for ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation.

  • Virginia Wild Rye - Elymus virginicus
  • Riverbank Wild Rye - Elymus riparius
  • Indian Grass - Sorghastrum nutans
  • Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum
  • Slender Wheat Grass - Elymus trachycaulus
  • Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea
  • Bebb's Sedge - Carex bebbii
  • Common Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis
  • Foxglove Beard-Tongue - Penstemon digitalis
  • Fowl Manna Grass - Glyceria striata
  • Upland White Aster;Upland White Goldenrod - Solidago ptarmicoides
  • Flat-Topped Aster - Doellingeria umbellata
  • Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata
  • Common Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum
  • Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca
  • Brown-Eyed Susan;Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
  • Showy Tick-Trefoil - Desmodium canadense
  • Virginia Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum virginianum
  • Awl-Fruited Sedge - Carex stipata
  • Smooth Aster - Symphyotrichum laeve
  • Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata
  • Spotted Joe-Pye Weed - Eupatorium maculatum
  • Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa
  • Gray Goldenrod - Solidago nemoralis
  • Heath Aster - Symphyotrichum ericoides
  • Culver's Root - Veronicastrum virginicum

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If you have site-specific species preferences for us to consider, please include them in your order notes. Our mixes offer flexibility around similar species based on availability.

*Please note that the species included may differ slightly with each order. Seed availability changes year-to-year and season-to-season based on the species, harvest results, weather conditions, and more. We may update our mixes at any time in order to best support goals for ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation.

Ordering details

The minimum order for bulk seed mixes is 5kg. Our recommended application rate is ~8-10 kg/Ha.

Mixes are prepared to order and based on any timelines you can provide. Note that the ideal time for seeding is in late fall, which is also ideal for more species diversity after fall seed harvesting.

For site-specific requests, please reach out or include them in your order notes. Our mixes offer some species flexibility based on availability.

For restorations needing over 50 kg, we suggest to pre-order well in advance. You can reach out our team at sales@stwilliamsnursery.com to reserve your seed.