Low-Growing Prairie for Clay Soils
While most clay-loving flowers and grasses tend to be taller species, the flowers in this mix are mostly from two-to-three feet high. Only a few may grow higher under optimal conditions. The grasses, at waist height or lower, allow the flowers …
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Height||1' - 4'|
|Seeding Rate||10 Lbs per Acre or 1/4 Lb per 1000 Sq Ft.|
While most clay-loving flowers and grasses tend to be taller species, the flowers in this mix are mostly from two-to-three feet high. Only a few may grow higher under optimal conditions. The grasses, at waist height or lower, allow the flowers to really show-off. As with any seeding, the Low-Growing Prairie for Clay will do best with two to three inches of good topsoil over the clay to create the best seedbed. For clay soils in full sun, this seed mix contains at least 15 wildflowers and two or more grasses.
Important. Native seed mixes take three years to fully mature. In the first year, seedlings will expend their energy developing roots, and the plants may grow only an inch or two. During the first two years your site will require mowing to control weed growth. After two or three season the natives will begin to reign. The process requires patience, but even more important is to discourage the growth of weeds during the establishment – the first three to four years. Read our Seed Mix Establishment Guide to learn more about growing a prairie from seed.
All seed is Pure Live Seed (PLS). One PLS pound is defined as the weight of seed required to equal one pound of 100% pure, germinable seed. This is calculated based upon each seed lot's purity and germination tests. We track the ecotype origin of our seed inventory and provide this information at customer request.