Native Short Grass and Wildflower Mix Seed Packet


Grasses and wildflowers work together in harmony to create a pocket prairie to be proud of. This popular mix will provide first year color and then take about 3 years to fully mature. Create a backyard nature preserve that you will enjoy for years to come.

All products must be picked up at the Richland Soil and Water Office during normal business hours.

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When we describe one of our native seed mixes as short, we typically mean 3 to 5 feet tall. Our Native Short Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix was designed as a native grass planting with native wildflowers mixed in that have bloom times ranging from spring through fall once established. Pick up only.

Attract Monarch Butterflies with Common and Butterfly Milkweed. Watch birds eat Ox Eye Sunflower and Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower seeds. Wild Bergamot is a bee magnet and Little Bluestem is the larval host plant for many butterflies and moths.

Some Things to Remember

This mix of native grasses and wildflowers will take 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. We do include annual wildflowers for color and foraging the first growing season.

This mix performs best in well-drained soils and will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Contains the following species:


Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem

Elymus canadensis – Nodding Wild Rye

Bouteloua curtipendula – Side-oats Grama

Elymus virginicus – Virginia Wild Rye


Chamaecrista fasciculata – Partridge Pea

Dalea purpurea – Purple Prairie Clover

Coreopsis lanceolata – Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Heliopsis helianthoides – Ox Eye Sunflower

Gaillardia pulchella – Indian Blanket

Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower

Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Milkweed

Desmanthus illnoensis – Illinois Bundleflower

Coreopsis tinctoria – Plains Coreopsis

Monarda citriodora – Lemon Mint

Rudbeckia hirta – Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot

Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed

Aster laevis – Smooth Aster

Lespedeza capitata – Roundheaded Bushclover

Dalea candida – White Prairie Clover

Solidago rigida – Stiff Goldenrod

Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake Master

Ratibida pinnata – Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Penstemon digitalis – Foxglove Beardtongue


Additional information

Short Grass / Wildflower Seed Info

Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. Each packet will cover approximately 250 square feet.

PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 15

PLS=Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.

Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS

All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.

Broadcast seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked to ensure germination.

This mix of native grasses and wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology and overall soil health.