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 with:

  • Selecting the right seed mix for your site
  • Application rates, methods, and times to seed
  • Cover crops

Mellow Marsh Farm Standard Mixes:

MMF Pollinator Mix MMF Stabilization Mix
MMF Riparian Buffer Mix      MMF Stormwater Pond Mix
MMF Salt Tolerant Mix MMF Wetland Mix
MMF Shade Mix MMF Wetland Shade Mix

 

MMF Pollinator Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre   (1 lb./2000 sq.ft.)

Species

Common Name

Percent

Achillea millefolium

Common yarrow

10

Agrostis perennans

Autumn bentgrass

6

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

1

Bidens aristosa

Showy tickseed sunflower

11

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Partridge pea

10

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance-leaf coreopsis

10

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

4

Elymus virginicus

Virginia wildrye

6

Gaillardia pulchella

Indian blanket

8

Helianthus angustifolius

Swamp sunflower

2

Helianthus maximiliani

Maximilian’s sunflower

2

Monarda punctata

Spotted beebalm

2

Rudbeckia hirta

Blackeyed susan

6

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little bluestem

4

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

6

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Heath aster

1

Tridens flavus

Purpletop

4

Tripsacum dactyloides

Eastern gamagrass

6

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

1

 

 

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MMF Riparian Buffer Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre

Species

Common Name

Percent

Agrostis perennans

Autumn bentgrass

15

Andropogon gerardii

Big bluestem

10

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf coreopsis

10

Elymus virginicus

Virginia wildrye

20

Juncus effusus

Soft rush

5

Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass

15

Rudbeckia hirta

Blackeyed susan

10

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little bluestem

5

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

5

Tripsacum dactyloides

Eastern gamagrass

5

 

 

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MMF Salt Tolerant Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre

Species

Common Name

Percent

Salt Tolerance

Andropogon gerardii

Big bluestem, Suther

22

moderate

Juncus effusus

Soft rush

3

low

Panicum amarum

Panicgrass, Coastal

23

high

Panicum dichotomiflorum

Smooth panicgrass

22

moderate

Polygonum sagittatum

Arrowleaf tearthumb

5

moderate

Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass

25

moderate

 

 

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MMF Shade Mix

Recommended application rate: 20 to 25 lbs. per acre

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

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

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

Panicum 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

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

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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