Go-to resilient, generalist native species for restoring ditches and roadsides. The native plants in this mix are particularly known for tolerance for shade and damp areas and also provide curbside appeal.
- Sun: Full-partial sun
- Culture: Medium-moist soils
*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
- Big Bluestem - Andropogon gerardii
- Riverbank Wild Rye - Elymus riparius
- Indian Grass - Sorghastrum nutans
- Slender Wheat Grass - Elymus trachycaulus
- Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum
- Canada Wild Rye - Elymus canadensis
- Hairy Beard-Tongue - Penstemon hirsutus
- Common Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis
- Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea
- Foxglove Beard-Tongue - Penstemon digitalis
- Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca
- Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata
- Sand Dropseed - Sporobolus cryptandrus
- Dark-Green Bulrush - Scirpus atrovirens
- Sweet Ox-Eye - Heliopsis helianthoides
- Round-Headed Bush Clover - Lespedeza capitata
- Brown-Eyed Susan;Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
- Showy Tick-Trefoil - Desmodium canadense
- Tall Cinquefoil;Prairie Cinquefoil - Potentilla arguta
- New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
- Grain Sedge;Meadow Sedge - Carex granularis
- Wool Grass - Scirpus cyperinus
- Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa
- Hoary Vervain - Verbena stricta
- Early Goldenrod - Solidago juncea
- Wild Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis
- Woodland Sunflower - Helianthus divaricatus
- Gray Goldenrod - Solidago nemoralis
- Silky Wild-Rye; Hairy Wild Rye - Elymus villosus
- Giant Yellow Hyssop - Agastache nepetoides
- Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica
- Greenheaded Coneflower;Cut-Leaved Coneflower - Rudbeckia laciniata
- Awl-Fruited Sedge - Carex stipata
- Flat-Topped Aster - Doellingeria umbellata
- And more...
*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.
The minimum order for bulk seed mixes is 5kg and the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seed.
Timing: The best time to sow your seed mix is in late fall (November is ideal) and early spring is next best. We typically recommend avoiding summer seeding.
For basic applications, you can follow the steps below.
- Prepare your area: Remove weeds and cultivate the soil as needed
- Lightly tramp the soil: Pack, but avoid smoothing out the soil completely
- If separated, sow larger grass seeds: Apply based on the mix application rate, then cover with 1/4″ topsoil, mulch, or harrow
- Scatter fine wildflower seeds: Apply these on surface, using an inert bulking agent - like sawdust, sand, or kitty litter - to help evenly disperse seed
- Watch the weather: Native plants are adapted to their environment, but in summer you may want to water seeded areas to maintain a moist soil
Storage: Large grass and fine wildflower seeds are packaged separately. You can store all your seed in a cool dry place until you're ready to sow.