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Wet Meadow Mix - This mix of diverse species provides pollinator habitat and erosion control in wet meadows. This is an excellent mix for facultative wetland mitigation sites. Hand packed with 100% pure, fresh wildflower and grass seed (non-GMO & neonicotinoid/chemical free) Mix of 18 Perennials 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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What's in the Mix: (Contains 18 Wildflowers & Grasses)
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Life Cycle||Approx. Height & Color|
|Carex vulpinoides||Fox Sedge||Perennial||Grass|
|Carex lurida||Lurid Sedge||Perennial||Grass|
|Elymus virginicus||Virginia Wild Rye||Perennial||Grass|
|Carex lupulina||Hop Sedge||Perennial||Grass|
|Heliopsis helianthoides||Ox-Eye Sunflower||Perennial||4-6 ft. Yellow|
|Scripus atrovirens||Green Bulrush||Perennial||Grass|
|Aster prenanthoides||Zig Zag Aster||Perennial||2-3 ft. Lavender|
|Aster umbellatus||Flat Topped Aster||Perennial||up to 1ft. White|
|Cosmos comosa||Cosmos Bristly Sedge||Perennial||Grass|
|Juncus effusus||Soft Rush||Perennial||Grass|
|Aster puniceus||Purplestem Aster||Perennial||2-4 ft. Purple|
|Zizia azurea||Golden Alexanders||Perennial||2-3 ft. Yellow|
|Ascepias incarnata||Swamp Milkweed||Perennial||2-4 ft.. Pink|
|Eupatorium perfoliatum||Boneset||Perennial||2-4 ft.. White|
|Lobelia siphilitica||Great Blue Lobelia||Perennial||2-3 ft.. Blue|
|Eupatorium purpureum||Joe Pye-Weed||Perennial||2-4 ft.. Pink|
|Vernonia gigantea||Giant Ironweed||Perennial||3-4 ft. Purple|
WET MEADOW & WETLAND SITES have soils made up of clay and high organic matter, with high water tables or impervious layers that prevent drainage. They are wet most of the time. Examples of WET MEADOW SITES: • Roadside ditches • Retention basins that catch run-off water • Pond areas • Wetland edges Examples of WETLAND SITES: • Newly created wetlands and wetland restoration sites • Retention basins with wetland functions • Flood plains, pond edges, and open water • Wet bioremediation sites
Site Preparation: Remove existing vegetation. If you need to use an herbicide, be sure to have a licensed technician do the spraying with an approved herbicide for your area. The soil is often too wet to rototill. Newly constructed wetlands, retention basins, and wet construction sites should be seeded as soon after construction as possible.
Habitat: Wetland sites, by necessity, must have wet soil or saturated soil to standing water, a high-water table, and vary from partial shade to full sun.
Fertility: Due to the potential for water contamination, the use of lime or fertilizer in wetlands is not recommended. We do recommend the addition of organic materials when topsoil has been depleted or removed. Check your soil pH and select species adapted to that ph.
Seeding Method: Hand seed, broadcast, hydro- seed, or drill seed when the water table is down. It is not practical to seed any wetland where the water is more than 2" deep or where severe flooding is likely to occur before germination. The same caution applies to mulching. Often, natural seed banks (seeds in wetland soil) will establish part of the vegetation cover.
General Maintenance Very little can be done the first year.NOTE: Wetland plants can often tolerate drier conditions than their indicator status.