MNL Mesic Prairie Mix

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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 PlantBloom Season
Big BluestemAndropogon gerardii Grass
Side-oats GrammaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass
Prairie BromeBromus kalmiiGrass
Canada Wild RyeElymus canadensisGrass
Slender Wheat GrassElymus trachycaulusGrass
Virginia Wild RyeElymus virginicusGrass
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumGrass
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrass
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositusGrass
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForbSummer
Fragrant Giant HyssopAgastache foeniculumForbSummer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForbSummer
Swamp MilkweedAsclepias incarnataForbSummer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForbSummer
Butterfly MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForbSummer
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculataForbFall
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForbSummer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea PurpureaForbSummer
Showy Tick-trefoilDesmodium canadenseForbSummer
Prairie CinquefoilDrymocallis argutaForbSummer
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximiliani ForbFall
Common Ox-eyeHeliopsis helianthoidesForbSummer
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForbSummer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForbSummer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForbSummer
Yellow ConeflowerRatibida pinnataForbSummer
Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaForbSummer
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForbFall
Smooth Blue AsterSymphyotrichum laeveForbFall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForbFall
Sky-blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForbFall
Purple Meadow RueThalictrum dasycarpumForbSummer
Blue VervainVerbena hastataForbSummer
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForbSummer
Golden AlexandersZizia aureaForbSpring

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.