MNL Pioneer Mix

A quick establishing mix designed to quickly stabilize banks and other hard-to-grow areas

A robust, quick-establishing mix for bank stabilization or hard-to-grow areas. 

Seed mixes in our 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 1/4 acre package sizes come with native grasses, wildflowers, cover crop, and a filler (for easier spreading) all pre-mixed. Orders in 1/2 acre or 1 acre+ sizes come with grasses, wildflowers, and cover crop bagged separately for drill seeding or broadcast seeding.

Species of cover crop seed will depend on the time of year the product is ordered – if you order ahead and have a delayed planting time in mind, please indicate planting season (spring, summer, fall, or winter) in a note at check out.


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Pioneer Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Big BluestemAndropogon gerardiiGrass13
Sideoats GrammaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass14
Canada Wild RyeElymus canadensisGrass5
Slender Wheat GrassElymus trachycaulusGrass8
Silky Wild RyeElymus villosusGrass8
Virginia Wild RyeElymus virginicusGrass7
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumGrass6
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass11
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrass13
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculumForb.25Summer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb1.25Summer
Canada Milk VetchAstragalus canadensisForb1Summer
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculataForb3Fall
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForb.5Summer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaForb1.25Summer
Canada Tick TrefoilDesmodium canadenseForb1Summer
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximiliani Forb.5Fall
Common Ox-eye SunflowerHeliopsis helianthoidesForb.75Summer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb.75Summer
Common Evening PrimroseOenothera biennisForb.75Fall
Yellow ConeflowerRatibida pinnataForb.5Summer
Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaForb1Summer
Cup plantSilphium perfoliatumForb1Summer
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb.5Fall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForb.25Fall
Hoary VervainVerbena stricta Forb.5Summer
Golden AlexandersZizia AureaForb.25Spring

MNL Pioneer Mix


Seed mix contents likely to vary slightly throughout the growing season. Actual seed mix composition will be listed on seed tag at time of delivery.

MNL produces premium, local origin native seed.  All of our native seed is tested for noxious weeds and certified to be of local origin.  It is also tested for germination and purity, allowing us to sell it as “Pure Live Seed” (PLS).  This assures you are only paying for viable seed.