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Cover Crops and WildFlowers

 

NATIVE WILDFLOWER MIX Native Wildflower Mix
A specially formulated native mix that meets the CRP pollinator program guidelines for cost sharing. Contains ten native species for extended bloom time. Rate 15 lbs/A. Available in 1 lb quantity. Please call us for bulk prices on larger volumes. Planting guidelines sent with all orders.
NATIVE GRASS MIX Native Grass Mix
A native grass mix that also qualifies for cost sharing when participating in the CRP pollinator program. Contains 7 native grasses of various heights to provide a wonderful habitat for wildlife. Rate 10 lbs/A. Available in 1 lb quantity. Please call us for bulk prices on larger volumes. Planting guidelines sent with all orders.
COSMOS BIPINNATUS Cosmos in Bloom
A versatile wildflower that can be planted in the spring for early summer blooming or in the late summer for fall blooming. Mixture of papery thin pink, purple, and white blooms on feathery green foliage. Grows to a height of 4-5 feet in moist, full-sun areas. Use this wildflower for a color splash around your property or outbuildings. Available in 1 lb quantity. Planting rate: 15 lbs/A.
BUCKWHEAT Buckwheat
Warm season cover crop. A non-legume broadleaf with fabulous qualities: grows quickly and smothers summer weeds, serves as a trap crop for thrips when planted early, and also attracts beneficial insects. Grows to maturity in 30-45 days so replant throughout the summer. Added boost of growing in any soil with little assistance. Rate: 50-60 lbs/acre. Available in 5 lb and 10 lb bags. Please call for bulk prices on larger volumes.
BLUE LUPINE Lupine
A cover crop, green manure, and cut flower that can supply as much as 80 units of nitrogen to your soil when turned under pre-bloom. In the south, plant as a winter legume in late September/early October. In all other regions, plant in late winter to early spring. The flowers are long bluish-purple spikes with long shelf-life. Planting rate: 75 lbs/acre. Available in 10 lb and 20 lb bags. Please call us for bulk prices on larger volumes.

Planting guidelines:
Our wildflowers are best planted in the fall in the deep south to allow the perennials to become established. In other areas of the country plant wildflowers in the spring. Prepare soil or ground by first mowing area low, then apply a burndown herbicide, followed by a light disking. Distribute seed mixed with a carrier onto the soil surface and cultipack or use a no-till drill and plant at a depth of 1/4 " if possible.  Water area until seed germinate for best results. Nitrogen is not recommended at planting due to promotion of weeds; phosphate and potassium are beneficial and can be added at planting. Soil test pH should be adjusted to 5.8-6.2.


 

 


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