MNL Lakeshore Mix

Short grasses and sedges with taller wildflowers for attractive water edge and shoreline 

Attractive mix with moisture-tolerant and emergent species that thrive near the water’s edge. Now designed with shorter height grasses, more sedges, and mixed height wildflowers. 

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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Lakeshore Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Blue Joint GrassCalamagrostis canadensisGrass1
Fowl BluegrassPoa palustrisGrass4
Bottlebrush SedgeCarex comosaSedge8
Lake SedgeCarex lacustrisSedge1.5
Greater Straw SedgeCarex normalisSedge6
Knotsheath SedgeCarex retrorsaSedge6.5
Broom Sedge Carex scopariaSedge5
Common Fox SedgeCarex stipataSedge5
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaSedge7
Softstem BulrushSchoenoplectus tabernaemontaniSedge4
Green BulrushScirpus atrovirensSedge1.5
WoolgrassScirpus cyperinusSedge1
River BulrushBolboschoenus fluviatilisSedge7
Sweet FlagAcorus americanusForb5Summer
American Water PlantainAlisma subcordatumForb2Summer
Canada AnemoneAnemone canadensisForb1Spring
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnataForb6Summer
FireweedChamerion angustifoliumForb.25Summer
Joe Pye WeedEutrochium maculatumForb2Summer
BonesetEupatorium perfoliatumForb.5Fall
SneezeweedHelenium autumnaleForb1.55Fall
Blue Flag IrisIris versicolorForb4Spring
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylis Forb.5Summer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForb2Summer
Great Blue LobeliaLobelia siphilitica Forb.5Summer
Winged LythrumLythrum alatumForb.5Summer
Monkey FlowerMimulus ringensForb.5Summer
Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianaForb.25Summer
Mountain MintPycnanthemum virginianumForb.25Summer
Smooth RoseRosa blandaForb3Summer
Riddell's GoldenrodSolidago riddellii Forb1Fall
Giant BurreedSparganium eurycarpumForb5.5Summer
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForb2Fall
Blue VervainVerbena hastataForb2Summer
IronweedVernonia fasciculataForb2Summer
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForb.2Summer

MNL Lakeshore 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.