MNL Pollinator Mix – Wet Mesic

Our most diverse seed mix to create native pollinator habitat in wet to medium moisture soils

A wet-mesic version of our popular Pollinator Mix, well suited for medium-heavy soils. This mix was approved by the Xerces Society for pollinator habitat enhancement and restoration. Our most diverse mix, with over 25 species of wildflowers including 3 or more in each bloom season:  spring, summer, fall. 

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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Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Big BluestemAndropogon gerardiiGrass7
Blue-Joint GrassCalamagrostis canadensisGrass.75
Virginia Wild RyeElymus virginicusGrass13
Reed Manna GrassGlyceria grandisGrass2.5
Fowl Manna GrassGlyceria striataGrass1
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumGrass4
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrass9
Prairie Cord GrassSpartina pectinataGrass7
Broom SedgeCarex scopariaSedge1.5
Common Fox SedgeCarex stipataSedge1.35
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaSedge2.5
Green BulrushScirpus atrovirensSedge.2
WoolgrassScirpus cyperinusSedge.2
Canada AnemoneAnemone canadensisForb.75Spring
Swamp MilkweedAsclepias incarnataForb5Summer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb2.25Summer
FireweedChamerion angustifoliumForb.15Summer
Tall ThistleCirsium altissimumForb.25Fall
Canada Tick TrefoilDesmodium canadenseForb4Summer
Flat-topped AsterDoellingeria umbellataForb.5Fall
BonesetEupatorium perfoliatumForb.6Fall
Joe-Pye WeedEutrochium maculatumForb.5Summer
SneezeweedHelenium autumnaleForb.3Fall
Maximillian's SunflowerHelianthus maximilianiForb.25Fall
Blue Flag IrisIris versicolorForb1.5Spring
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForb1Summer
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForb2.5Summer
Great Blue LobeliaLobelia siphiliticaForb.25Summer
Winged LoosestrifeLythrum alatumForb.25Summer
Monkey FlowerMimulus RingensForb.25Summer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb1Summer
Marsh BetonyPedicularis lanceolataForb3.5Fall
Prairie PhloxPhlox pilosaForb.2Spring
Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianaForb.75Summer
Mountain MintPycnanthemum virginianumForb.25Summer
Yellow ConeflowerRatibida pinnataForb2.5Summer
Black Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaForb3.5Summer
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumForb4Summer
Riddell's GoldenrodSolidago riddelliiForb2.5Fall
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb2.25Fall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForb2.25Fall
Purple Meadow RueThalictrum dasycarpumForb1Summer
Blue VervainVerbena hastataForb2Summer
IronweedVernonia fasciculataForb2Summer
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumForb.2Summer
Golden AlexandersZizia aureaForb1.8Spring

MNL Pollinator Mix – Wet Mesic

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.