MNL Songbird Mix

Designed to create habitat for a variety of songbirds

Designed to improve forage and habitat for MN native songbirds. Best for dry to mesic soils. Mixed height, 2-5 ft. 

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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Songbird Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Side-Oats GramaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass25
Blue GrammaBouteloua gracilis Grass9
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumGrass2
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass22
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrass5
Prairie DropseedSporobolus heterolepisGrass4
Bicknell's SedgeCarex bicknelliiSedge3
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForb.25Summer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForb1Summer
Long-Headed ThimbleweedAnemone cylindricaForb.25Summer
ColumbineAquilegia canadensisForb.5Spring
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb4Summer
Butterfly MilkweedAsclepias tuberosaForb1Summer
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForb4Summer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaForb4Summer
Canada Tick TrefoilDesmodium canadenseForb1.25Summer
Stiff SunflowerHelianthus pauciflorusForb1Fall
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximilianiForb1Fall
Common Ox-EyeHeliopsis helianthoidesForb1.25Summer
Rough Blazing StarLiatris asperaForb.5Summer
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForb1Summer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb.75Summer
Long-Headed ConeflowerRatibida columniferaForb1.75Summer
Black Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaForb2.75Summer
Gray GoldenrodSolidago nemoralisForb.25Fall
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb2Fall
Showy GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb.25Fall
Smooth Blue AsterSymphyotrichum laeveForb.5Fall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForb.75Fall

MNL Songbird 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.