Water's Edge Seed Mix (kg)
Grasses, wildflowers, sedges, and more ideal for wetter areas like stream channel edges, wetlands, and beaches. Native plants supporting healthy wetlands are arguably some of the most ecologically important and need our help in protecting us from pollution, flooding, drought, and climate change.
- Sun: Full sun
- Culture: Moist-wet 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.
- Riverbank Wild Rye - Elymus riparius
- Virginia Wild Rye - Elymus virginicus
- Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum
- Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea
- Bebb's Sedge - Carex bebbii
- Common Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis
- Foxglove Beard-Tongue - Penstemon digitalis
- Porcupine Sedge - Carex hystericina
- Common Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum
- Flat-Topped Aster - Doellingeria umbellata
- Dark-Green Bulrush - Scirpus atrovirens
- Fowl Manna Grass - Glyceria striata
- Tall Manna Grass;Reed Manna Grass - Glyceria grandis
- Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata
- Missouri Ironweed - Vernonia missurica
- Spotted Joe-Pye Weed - Eupatorium maculatum
- Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata
- Awl-Fruited Sedge - Carex stipata
- Greenheaded Coneflower;Cut-Leaved Coneflower - Rudbeckia laciniata
- New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
- Obedient Plant;False Dragonhead - Physostegia virginiana
- Great St. John's Wort - Hypericum ascyron
- Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa
- Sweet Ox-Eye - Heliopsis helianthoides
- Purple-stemmed Aster; Swamp Aster - Symphyotrichum puniceum
- Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis
- Canada Blue-Joint - Calamagrostis canadensis
- Hop Sedge - Carex lupulina
- Fringed Sedge - Carex crinita
- Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica
- Golden Alexanders - Zizia aurea
- Wool Grass - Scirpus cyperinus
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.
The minimum order for bulk seed mixes is 5kg. 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.