Native Ornamental Grasses Seed Mix

Total Coverage: 500 Sq Ft
Light Requirements
sun, part-sun
Soil Moisture
dry, moist
Soil Description
rich, average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time
May, June, July
Hardiness Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags
attracts birds

Wild about grass? So are we! Minor substitutions of similar species may be made based on availability. This mix includes a seasonally appropriate cover crop and seed carrier. The carrier helps with seed dispersal and the cover crop is an annual species that will help to suppress weeds while your seeds are germinating. 

Cover crop: oats (spring/summer) or winter wheat or rye (fall) 

Seed carrier: rice hull or corn cob

Planting Details: refer to the information in the "Shipping and Planting" tab below.


Approximate amount of each species in the seed mix is listed below:

Bouteloua curtipendula (sideoats grama) - 12%

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grass) - 11%

Carex annectens (yellowfruit sedge) - 12%

Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge) - 11%

Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge) - 10%

Elymus canadensis (Canada wild rye) - 10%

Koeleria macrantha (prairie Junegrass) - 13%

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass) - 1%

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed) - 11%

Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem) - 10%


TOTAL 4 oz - will cover 500 Sq ft


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4 oz. seed mix

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4 oz Seed Mix

4 oz seed mix

Our 4 ounce seed mixes and contain enough seed to cover up to 500 sq ft. The seed mix includes a seasonally appropriate cover crop and seed carrier. The carrier helps with seed dispersal and the cover crop is an annual species that will help to suppress weeds while your seeds are germinating. Each mix includes 10 to 17 species of natives; the percentage of each species is listed in the description tab on each seed mix page.

Seeds can be an economical way of propagating your own native plants.



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Soil Preparation

Like any type of garden, a well-prepared soil makes the difference. Remove any large debris. Kill and remove any grass sod. Till and rake the soil until an even surface is achieved.


Starting from seed is the most cost effective way to start your native planting; however, it requires time and patience. Most species we carry are perennials, meaning they will come back each spring for many years. As perennials, the plants will grow slowly and may take several years to mature and flower.

Planting Seeds

Planting these seeds is very similar to planting other types of seeds, small seeds are planted very shallow and large seeds are planted deeper. A good rule of thumb is to plant the seed the same depth as the seed’s thickness. For example, a 1/16” thick seed is planted 1/16” deep. A light straw mulch is recommended for late fall seedings.


Periodic watering for establishment in dry years will benefit seedling and plant growth.


Once plants are established they will require minimal maintenance. Remove any large weeds, especially if they flower and set seed. If weeds become a problem in seedings you can mow during the first two years to a height of 10-12 inches. This will benefit your perennial plants by providing more sunshine.