Create naturalized, showy landscapes that support native pollinators and wildlife. A range of Ontario native wildflowers will help attract a wide variety of butterflies, native bees, and more beneficial insects. Also, this mix features several host plants to support specialist native butterflies and moths as caterpillars. With the diversity of native perennials, mix will continue to bloom through spring to fall to provide sustenance for adult insects, which can be active at different times of the year.
- Sun: Full 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
- Indian Grass - Sorghastrum nutans
- Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium
- Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum
- Hairy Beard-Tongue - Penstemon hirsutus
- Common Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis
- Foxglove Beard-Tongue - Penstemon digitalis
- Brown-Eyed Susan;Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
- Tall Cinquefoil;Prairie Cinquefoil - Potentilla arguta
- Tall Dropseed;Rough Dropseed - Sporobolus asper
- Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa
- Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata
- Virginia Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum virginianum
- Smooth Aster - Symphyotrichum laeve
- Gray Goldenrod - Solidago nemoralis
- Upland White Aster;Upland White Goldenrod - Solidago ptarmicoides
- Arrow-Leaved Aster - Symphyotrichum urophyllum
- Sweet Ox-Eye - Heliopsis helianthoides
- Slender Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
- Dwarf Blazing Star;Cylindrical Blazing Star - Liatris cylindracea
- and more...
The minimum order for bulk seed mixes is 5kg and the recommended application rate is ~5-6 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.