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Steep Slope Wildflower & Grass Seed Mix This mix is native grasses and wildflower species formulated to tolerate poor soils found on steep slopes. Great for erosion control. Hand packed with 100% pure, fresh wildflower and grass seed (non-GMO & neonicotinoid/chemical free) Mix of Native Grasses with 15 Annual & Perennial Wildflowers with long lasting bloom.
Coverage Rate: 1 lb covers 1,000 - 2,000 sq ft or 30 lbs. per acre.
Light Requirement: Sun to Partial Shade
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Note: We suggest a cover crop of annual wildflowers with this mix while the native grasses and perennial wildflowers mature.
What's in the Mix: (Contains 16 Wildflowers & Grasses)
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Life Cycle||Approx. Height & Color|
|Schizachyrium scoparium||Little Bluestem||Perennial||Grass|
|Agrostis perennans||Autumn Bentgrass||Perennial||Grass|
|Centaurea cyanus||Blue Cornflower||Annual||2-3 ft. Blue|
|Cosmos bipinnatus||Wild Cosmos||Annual||3ft. Pink/White|
|Coreopsis lanceolata||Lance Leaf Coreopsis||Perennial||2-3 ft. Yelloww|
|Chrysanthemum maximum||Shasta Daisy||Perennial||2-3 ft. White|
|Dianthus barbatus||Sweet William||Perennial||up to 2ft. Multi|
|Echinacea purpurea||Purple Coneflower||Perennial||2-3ft. Purple|
|Eschscholzia californica||Orange Poppy||Tender Perennial||1-2ft. Orange|
|Gaillardia aristata||Blanket Flower||Perennial||1-3 ft. Red/Yellow|
|Rudbeckia hirta||Black-eyed Susan||Perennial||2-3 ft. Yellow|
|Ratibida columnaris||Mexican Hat||Perennial||1-3 ft. Yellow/Red|
|Cheiranthus allionii||Siberian Wallflower||Biennial||2ft. Orange|
|Ratibida columnaris||Yellow Coneflower||Perennial||2-3 ft. Yellow|
|Viola cornuta||Johnny Jump-Up||Perennial||1 ft. Yellow/Purple|
|Delphinium ajacis||Rocket Larkspur||Annual||2-3 ft. Multi|
|Coreopsis tinctoria||Plains Coreopsis||Annual||1 -2ft. Yellow/Red|
Steep Slopes and Disturbed SitesThese sites have soils of variable types and conditions.
Site Preparation: Remove existing vegetation. Weeds not addressed before establishment will be difficult to remove later.
Habitat: Consists of various soils usually consisting of exposed clay, sand and rock outcroppings.
Fertility: These sites are generally low in fertility; therefore, checking beforehand is a good idea. If you do have low fertility, you can add topsoil or organic matter (compost) to the area. Be sure to also check your ph and add lime or fertilizer as needed. If this area is a weedy area beforehand, then we do not recommend you fertilize if possible.
Seeding Method: Hand seed, broadcast, hydro-seed, or drill seed. Once the seed has been broadcast, dragging with a light harrow to cover the seed or mulching with straw is a good idea to prevent as much washing out as possible. With adequate temperature and moisture your seed should germinate within 2-3 weeks which will stabilize the area.
General Maintenance - Observation of your area for desired growth vs. weeds is important in the future maintenance. Remove any weeds you see before they go to seed. Most of the competition the first year will be annual weeds if any. On your second-year monitor for perennial weeds and remove as necessary.