MNL Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Our most affordable prairie mix–Great for beginner restoration projects!

Colorful yet affordable! Maximum height is around 3′, with some taller forbs at bloom time.

Seed mixes in our 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 1/4 acre package sizes come with native grasses, wildflowers, cover crop, and a filler (for easier spreading) all pre-mixed. Orders in 1/2 acre or 1 acre+ sizes come with grasses, wildflowers, and cover crop bagged separately for drill seeding or broadcast seeding.

Species of cover crop seed will depend on the time of year the product is ordered – if you order ahead and have a delayed planting time in mind, please indicate planting season (spring, summer, fall, or winter) in a note at check out.

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Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of PlantBloom Season
Sideoats GrammaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass
Blue GrammaBouteloua gracilisGrass
JunegrassKoeleria macranthaGrass
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass
Bicknell's SedgeCarex bicknelliiSedge
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForbSummer
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculumForbSummer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForbSummer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForbSummer
Butterfly WeedAsclepias tuberosaForbSummer
Canada Milk VetchAstragalus canadensisForbSummer
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculataForbFall
Lance-leaf CoreopsisCoreopsis lanceolataForbSummer
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForbSummer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea PurpureaForbSummer
Purple ConeflowerEchinacea purpurea ForbSummer
Common Ox-eye SunflowerHeliopsis helianthoidesForbSummer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForbSummer
Spotted Bee BalmMonarda punctataForbSummer
Showy PenstemonPenstemon grandiflorusForbSpring
Long-Headed ConeflowerRatibida columniferaForbSummer
Black-eyed SusanBlack Eyed SusanForbSummer
Brown-eyed SusanRudbeckia trilobaForbSummer
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForbFall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForbFall
Hoary VervainVerbena strictaForbSummer
Golden AlexandersZizia aureaForbSpring

MNL Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Seed mix contents likely to vary slightly throughout the growing season. Actual seed mix composition will be listed on seed tag at time of delivery.

MNL produces premium, local origin native seed.  All of our native seed is tested for noxious weeds and certified to be of local origin.  It is also tested for germination and purity, allowing us to sell it as “Pure Live Seed” (PLS).  This assures you are only paying for viable seed.