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Mix 228 - Northern Detention Basin Mix

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$159.45Per Pound


Source: Native
Growth: Perennial
Color: Mixed
Sun: Part Shade to Full Sun
MixNumber: 228
MixRegions: 1, 2, 6
Site Moisture: Medium to Wet Soil Moisture

Mix 228 (Northern Detention Basin Mix) is designed for detention basins with the environmental conditions of the northeastern tier states with medium to wet soils.  The amount of seeds per pound of each species in the mix has been calculated using the number of seeds per pound of each species factored by environmental parameters.  Those seeds are listed in the table below with weights of ounces per pound of seed mix.

Rate: 6.00-8.10 PLS pounds/acre

We recommend including a nurse crop for this mix.  For fall thru spring, we recommend 20 to 32 Pounds of OATS per acre or 2 to 4 Pounds of ANNUAL RYE per acre.  For summer, we recommend 6 to 8 Pounds of BROWN TOP MILLET per acre.

Common Name

Botanical Name


Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii 1.1
Canada Wildrye Elymus canadensis 1.2
Virginia Wildrye Elymus virginicus 1.3
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 0.9
Prairie Cordgrass Spartina pectinata 0.5
Hop Sedge Carex lupulina 1.0
Tussock Sedge Carex stricta 0.2
Fox Sedge Carex vulpinoidea 2.0
Ovate Spike Rush Eleocharis ovata 1.6
Soft Rush Juncus effusus 0.6
Green Bulrush Scirpus atrovirens 0.3
Wool Grass Scirpus cyperinus 0.3
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 0.5
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 0.08
Showy Tickseed Bidens aristosa 0.7
Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum 0.08
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale 0.09
Blue Flag Iris virginica 0.74
Monkey Flower Mimulus ringens 0.05
Ditch Stonecrop Penthorum sedoides 0.01
Virginia Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum 0.04
Virginia Meadow Beauty Rhexia virginica 0.06
Blackeyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 0.1
Cutleaf Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata 0.5
Arrowhead Saggitaria latifolia 0.4
American Senna Senna hebecarpa 1.1
Blue Vervain Verbena hastata 0.1
Iron Weed Vernonia altissima 0.45

**The composition of the mix shown above is subject to change without notice due to seed availability.  Substitutions are selected based on similar plant characteristics.  If the exact individual species are critical to your planting needs, please contact us to ensure that we can fill your request without substitution.**

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1 lb: $ 159.45
11-50 lbs: $ 7,175.25
1 oz: $ 13.96


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