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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
Species Common Name Percent
Agrostis hyemalis Winter bentgrass 1.0%
Agrostis perennans Upland bentgrass 1.0%
Anemone virginiana Tall thimbleweed 1.0%
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern columbine 0.5%
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed 1.0%
Bidens aristosa Bearded beggarticks 15.0%
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea 12.0%
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaf coreopsis 11.0%
Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflower 2.5%
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 9.0%
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp sunflower 3.0%
Heliopsis helianthoides Smooth oxeye 10.0%
Monarda punctata Spotted beebalm 0.5%
Oenothera biennis Common evening primrose 0.5%
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern smooth beardtongue 0.5%
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf mountainmint 0.5%
Rudbeckia hirta Blackeyed susan 4.0%
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 10.0%
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass 1.0%
Solidago rugosa Wrinkleleaf goldenrod 0.5%
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass 7.0%
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster 0.5%
Tridens flavus Purpletop 2.0%
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gamagrass 6.0%
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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
Species Common Name Percent
Agrostis hyemalis Winter bentgrass 0.5%
Agrostis perennans Upland bentgrass 0.5%
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem 15.0%
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge 0.5%
Coleataenia anceps Beaked panicgrass 1.0%
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis 1.0%
Dichanthelium dichotomiflorum Fall panicgrass 0.5%
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 34.0%
Juncus effusus Soft rush 0.5%
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 13.0%
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf mountainmint 0.5%
Rudbeckia hirta Blackeyed susan 0.5%
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 10.0%
Solidago speciosa Showy goldenrod 0.5%
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass 7.0%
Tradescantia subaspera Zigzag spiderwort 1.0%
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gamagrass 12.0%
Zizia aurea Golden zizia 2.0%
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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 Stablization 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 13.0%
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard bluestem 0.5%
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 2.0%
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance leaf tickseed 1.5%
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 20.0%
Festuca ovina var. duriuscula Hard fescue 5.0%
Lespedeza capitata Roundhead lespedeza 0.5%
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 13.0%
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf mountainmint 0.5%
Rudbeckia hirta Blackeyed susan 1.0%
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 13.0%
Solidago rugosa Wrinkleleaf goldenrod 0.5%
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass 14.0%
Tridens flavus Purple top 1.0%
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gammagrass 13.0%
Verbena urticifolia White vervain 0.5%
Zizia aurea Golden zizia 1.0%

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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 14.0%
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge 4.5%
Coleataenia rigidula Redtop panicgrass 1.0%
Dichanthelium clandestinum Deertongue 13.0%
Dichanthelium dichotomiflorum Fall panicgrass 15.0%
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye 26.0%
Hypericum punctatum Spotted St. Johnswort 0.5%
Juncus effusus Soft rush 0.5%
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 22.0%
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern smooth beardtongue 0.5%
Rudbeckia triloba Browneyed susan 1.0%
Solidago rugosa Wrinkleleaf goldenrod 0.5%
Sparganium americanum Eastern bur reed 1.0%
Tradescantia ohiensis Bluejacket 0.5%
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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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