Short Grass Prairie Erosion Control Mix (DP4)

$1,195.00/acre ♦ $165.00 per 1/10 acre
Approximate mix weight 102 lb/acre with 108 native seeds/sq. ft.
65.2% Grasses/Sedges/Rushes; 34.8% Forbs

This mix is intended for slopes where rapid soil stabilization is required.  It is appropriate for highly visible landscape settings where height constraints apply and the concern is for strong aesthetic appeal.  The species in this mix will average approximately 2 feet in height, with a maximum height of 4 feet.  This mix contains a high seeding rate of short stature native prairie grasses and forbs along with a heavy component of temporary cover crop.  Use this mix to stabilize side slopes above our Short Stature Wetland Basin Mix (WP6) and/or our Short Stature Bioswale Mix (WP7).

Scientific Name Common Name Percent of Mix Category
Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
Bouteloua curtipendula Side-Oats Grama 17.93%
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye 15.46%
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem 66.61%
Total 100.00%
Forbs
Asclepias syriacia Common Milkweed 1.94%
Coreopsis lanceolata Sand Coreopsis 14.58%
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 2.53%
Oligoneuron rigidum Stiff Goldenrod 1.84%
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue 20.80%
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan 41.05%
Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain 7.73%
Zizia aurea Golden Alexander 2.69%
Total 100.00%
Temporary Cover Grasses
Avena sativa
Seed Oats 27.40%
Lolium multiflorum
Annual Rye Grass 72.60%
Total 100.00%