Our most popular seed mix for detention basins and bioretention areas.
This mix was designed to be a cost-effective way to establish native plants in large rain gardens, detention basins, and bioretention areas. The extensive root systems of these plants will increase infiltration rates, reduce erosion, and manage rainwater while creating a visually appealing prairie garden in a location that was once just a muddy puddle.
Best if planted in engineered soils that drain within 48 hours after a rainfall. If your site retains water for longer periods, please consider our Wet Prairie, Stormwater/Bioinfiltration or Flood Plain seed mixes.
8 PLS LBS/Acre
94 seeds/Sq ft
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Marsh Milkweed, Heath Aster, New England Aster, Wild White Indigo, Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Boneset, Prairie Blazing Star, Marsh Blazing Star, Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, Wild Bergamot, Obedient Plant, Mountain Mint, Yellow Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Sweet Black-Eyed Susan, Ohio Goldenrod, Spiderwort, Blue Vervain, Ironweed
Grasses, Sedges & Rushes: Fringed Brome, Blue Joint Grass, Bebb's Sedge, Crawford's Sedge, Fringed Sedge, Common Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge, Canada Wild Rye, Virginia Wild Rye, Reed Manna Grass, Switch Grass, Dark-Green Bulrush, Wool Grass, Indian Grass, Prairie Cord Grass