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Native Seed Mixes

Our staff has over 40 years of native seed “know how.”  We stock several native mixes to suit a wide range of site conditions.  Contact us for help selecting the right seed mix.

General information: Best Practices for Native Seed Establishment

Mellow Marsh Farm Standard Mixes

Please note: The components of MMF Native Seed Mixes are subject to change based on seed availability. For the most part, the formulations shown below are what’s in your seed bag. However we may occasionally need to use a substitute species; substitutes are chosen for similar appearance and function and do not affect overall performance of the mix.

MMF Pollinator Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $44.36 per pound
SpeciesCommon NamePercent
Achillea millefoliumCommon yarrow10
Agrostis perennansAutumn bentgrass6
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly weed1
Bidens aristosaShowy tickseed sunflower11
Chamaecrista fasciculataPartridge pea10
Coreopsis lanceolataLance-leaf coreopsis10
Echinacea purpureaPurple coneflower4
Elymus virginicusVirginia wildrye6
Helianthus angustifoliusSwamp sunflower2
Helianthus maximilianiMaximilian’s sunflower2
Heliopsis helianthoidesSmooth oxeye8
Monarda punctataSpotted beebalm2
Rudbeckia hirtaBlackeyed susan6
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle bluestem4
Sorghastrum nutansIndian grass6
Symphyotrichum novae-angliaeNew England aster1
Tridens flavusPurpletop4
Tripsacum dactyloidesEastern gamagrass6
Verbena hastataBlue vervain1
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MMF Pollinator Shade Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $45.15 per pound
SpeciesCommon NamePercent
Agrostis hyemalisWinter bentgrass14.0%
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem25.0%
Anemone virginianaTall thimbleweed0.5%
Aquilegia canadensisEastern columbine0.5%
Bidens aristosaShowy tickseed sunflower10.0%
Carex vulpinoideaFox sedge1.0%
Chamaecrista nictitansSensitive partridge pea25.0%
Elymus virginicusVirginia wildrye10.0%
Geum canadenseWhite avens0.5%
Juncus tenuisPath rush2.5%
Oenothera fruticosaNarrowleaf evening primrose0.1%
Penstemon laevigatusEastern smooth beardtongue0.5%
Pycnanthemum tenuifoliumNarrowleaf mountainmint0.1%
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle bluestem4.2%
Sisyrinchium angustifoliumNarrowleaf blue-eyed grass0.5%
Symphyotrichum lateriflorumCalico aster0.1%
Zizia aureaGolden zizia5.5%
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MMF Pollinator Short/Solar Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $49.91 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Agrostis hyemalis Winter bentgrass 30.0%
Agrostis perennans Upland bentgrass 19.0%
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern columbine 0.8%
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea 14.5%
Chamaecrista nictitans Sensitive partridge pea 4.5%
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass 1.0%
Eurybia divaricata White wood aster 0.5%
Geum canadense White avens 3.0%
Hypericum punctatum Spotted St. Johnswort 1.0%
Juncus tenuis Path rush 10.0%
Lespedeza frutescens Shrubby lespedeza 1.0%
Oenothera fruticosa Narrowleaf evening primrose 0.2%
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern smooth beardtongue 0.5%
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass 2.0%
Zizia aurea Golden zizia 12.0%
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MMF Riparian Buffer Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $21.44 per pound
SpeciesCommon NamePercent
Agrostis perennansAutumn bentgrass15
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem10
Coreopsis lanceolataLanceleaf coreopsis10
Elymus virginicusVirginia wildrye20
Juncus effususSoft rush5
Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass15
Rudbeckia hirtaBlackeyed susan10
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle bluestem5
Sorghastrum nutansIndian grass5
Tripsacum dactyloidesEastern gamagrass5
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MMF Salt Tolerant Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $25.30 per pound
SpeciesCommon NamePercentSalt Tolerance
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem, Suther22moderate
Juncus effususSoft rush3low
Panicum amarumPanicgrass, Coastal23high
Panicum dichotomiflorumSmooth panicgrass22moderate
Polygonum sagittatumArrowleaf tearthumb5moderate
Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass25moderate
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MMF Shade Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $31.24 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem 18
Bidens aristosa Bidens 3
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 11
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea 14
Desmodium canadense Showy tick trefoil 5
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 35
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 14
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MMF Stabilization Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $24.20 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem 12
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 10
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance leaf tickseed 5
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 15
Festuca ovina var. duriuscula Hard fescue 5
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 10
Rudbeckia hirta Blackeyed susan 1
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 8
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass 9
Tridens flavus Purple top 12
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gammagrass 13
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MMF Stormwater Pond Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $33.76 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem 6
Carex lurida Shallow sedge 12
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 10
Elymus riparius Riverbank wildrye 31
Juncus effusus Soft rush .5
Coleataenia rigidulum Redtop panicgrass 10
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 30
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass .5

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MMF Wetland Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $35.18 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Bidens aristosa Showy tickseed 7
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 12
Dichanthelium clandestinum Deertongue 8
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 20
Juncus effusus Soft rush 4
Panicum dichotomiflorum Smooth panicgrass 14
Panicum rigidulum Redtop panicgrass 8
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 23
Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania smartweed 2
Sparganium americanum Eastern bur reed 2
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MMF Wetland Shade Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.) — $41.20 per pound
Species Common Name Percent
Carex lurida Lurid sedge 5
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 12
Desmodium canadense Showy tick trefoil 5
Dichanthelium clandestinum Deer tongue 20
Elymus riparius Riverbank wildrye 20
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 20
Iris versicolor Blue flag 2
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 12
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass 2
Sparganium americanum Eastern bur reed 2
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