Sold in packages formulated to cover 400 sq. feet.
At a glance: Seed mix from Northwest Meadowscapes. Attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects with this dramatic wildflower show. The combination of native annuals and perennials in this seed mix provides an ongoing succession of flowers over multiple years. This seed mix includes native bunch grasses to provide nesting habitat for bees and to reduce weed encroachment.
Benefits & Cost: This mix is formulated to cover 400 square feet (seeding density = 40 seeds per square foot). The cost equivalent is about $0.07 a square foot — This is a competitive and affordable price for rare native species when you think about the many benefits that a single square foot of native meadow can provide in terms of carbon sequestration, water infiltration, pollinator and wildlife habitat.
Livestock Toxicity: This seed mix contains Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) and Bigleaf Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus). Most species of Lupine are toxic to all animals, including dogs, horses, cattle, goats, llamas, alpaca, sheep and chickens, though ruminants are particularly susceptible. All parts of the Lupine plant contain toxic alkaloids, which causes spasms, cerebral excitement, breathing problems and death, as well as birth defects if eaten during pregnancy. Lupines are most toxic in spring and during bolting when seed pods emerge, though occasional light browsing can have severe cumulative effects over time.
Seed Mix Contents
Annual Wildflowers 34%
Douglas Meadowfoam (Limnanthes douglasii), Large Flower Collomia (Collomia grandiflora), Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata), Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena), Wine Cup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea), Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea), Sea Blush (Plectritis congesta)
Perennial Wildflowers 35%
Springbank Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii), Douglas aster (Symphyotrichum subspicatum), Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris), Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Large Camas (Camassia leichtinii), Puget Sound Gumweed (Grindelia integrifolia), Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis), Rose Checkermallow (Sidalcea virgata), Common Camas (Camassia quamash), Bigleaf Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), Blue Wild Rye (Elymus glaucus), Roemer’s Fescue (Festuca romerii), California Oatgrass (Danthonia californica), California Brome (Bromus carinatus), Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia ceaspitosa), Meadow Barley (Horedum brachyantherum)
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