$39.50

Sold in seed packets (formulated to cover 1000 sq. feet).

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Sold in seed packets (formulated to cover 1000 sq. feet).

At a glance: Seed mix from Northwest Meadowscapes. This mix offers a diverse mix of native grasses , as well as some reliable wildflower species, this seed mix is the optimal foundation for any large-scale meadow or prairie.

Benefits & Cost: This mix is formulated to cover 1000 square feet.  While this mix has fewer wildflowers than the Native Pollinator Meadow Mix, this plant assemblage does include species that will flower from spring to fall, providing a source of pollen and nectar throughout the growing season. At less than $0.03 per square foot, this is an incredible value for large area plantings. — 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 prairie can provide in terms of carbon sequestration, water infiltration, pollinator and wildlife habitat.

Specific uses can include:

  • Low-maintenance lawn alternative for large properties
  • A 100% native grassland “matrix” or “foundation” that can be enhanced with additional wildflowers or transplants for cost-effective restoration
  • Fast-establishing erosion control, land reclamation, or habitat mitigation for land developers and green infrastructure projects
  • Septic drainfield vegetation to reduce tree encroachment and absorb subsoil moisture=
  • Early successional habitat for areas that will later be re-forested
  • Riparian buffers to protect water quality
  • Organic farm buffers between adjacent property boundaries
  • Functional forage and breeding habitat for upland mammals, grassland songbirds, pollinators, and meadow wildlife

Livestock Toxicity: This seed mix contains Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis). 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 16%

Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata), Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena), Menzie’s Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)

Perennial Wildflowers 14%

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris), Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Large Camas (Camassia leichtinii), Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis), Wooly Sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum), Showy Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)

Native Grasses 70%

Roemer’s Fescue (Festuca romerii), Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Meadow Barley (Horedum brachyantherum), Blue Wild Rye (Elymus glaucus), California Brome (Bromus carinatus), California Oatgrass (Danthonia californica), Red Fescue (Festuca rubra), Slender Wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus), Pine Bluegrass (Poa secunda), Chamisso Sedge (Carex pachystachya)

 

For more information, check out www.northwestmeadowscapes.com

Photo by Northwest Meadowscapes.