MNL Mesic Prairie Mix

A mixed height prairie designed for mesic and clay soils
Mixed height (ranging from 3-6 ft) prairie for medium moisture or clay soils.  Contains iconic tallgrass prairie species like Big Bluestem and Indiangrass, as well as over 15 species of forbs. 
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.


Mesic Prairie Mix

Common Name Scientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Big BluestemAndropogon gerardii Grass7.5
Sideoats GrammaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass18
Prairie BromeBromus kalmiiGrass5
Canada Wild RyeElymus canadensisGrass5
Slender Wheat GrassElymus trachycaulusGrass5
Virginia Wild RyeElymus virginicusGrass5
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumGrass3
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass15
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrass9.5
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositusGrass2
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForb.05Summer
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculumForb.25Summer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForb1Summer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb1.2Summer
Butterfly WeedAsclepias syriacaForb.3Summer
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculataForb2Fall
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForb1.5Summer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea PurpureaForb5Summer
Canada Tick TrefoilDesmodium canadenseForb4Summer
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximiliani Forb.5Fall
Common Ox-eye SunflowerHeliopsis helianthoidesForb1.45Summer
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForb.3Summer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForb1Summer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb.5Summer
Yellow ConeflowerRatibida pinnataForb1Summer
Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaForb1.25Summer
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb1Fall
Smooth Blue AsterSymphyotrichum laeveForb.25Fall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForb.25Fall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForb.75Fall
Purple Meadow RueThalictrum dasycarpumForb.25Summer
Blue VervainVerbena hastataForb.5Summer
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForb.2Summer
Golden AlexandersZizia aureaForb.5Spring

MNL Mesic 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.