Great Plains Prairie Wildflower Seed Mix
This is a mixture of flowers that do well in the Great Plains, the broad expanses of prairie and steppe west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains. It is a blend of annuals and perennials of mixed heights. Most will need two to three years to gain full bloom, although some will likely burst forth with color the first season. For a ‘prairie meadow’ effect you might want to mix a few native kinds of grass with this seed. The ideal time to plant is very early spring or very late fall; planting in mid to late summer is not recommended.
Yellow Prairie Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Firewheel, Evening Primrose, Showy Primrose, Lance-leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Liatris, Blue Flax, Smooth Aster, Showy Milkweed, Purple Prairie Clover, McKanas Giants Columbine, Arroyo Lupine, Blue Lupine, Clasping Coneflower, Beeplant, Purple Vervain,
Recommended Seeding Rates
(from lush to moderate coverage)
1 oz. 100 -150 sq ft.
4 oz. 375 – 500 sq ft.
8 oz. 750 – 1000 sq ft.
1 lb. 1,500 – 2,000 sq ft.
5 lb. 7,500 – 10,000 sq ft.
10 lb 15,000 – 25,000 sq ft.
25 lb. 1-2 acres (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.)