Short Stature Bioswale Mix (WP7)

$985.00/acre ♦ $135.00 per 1/10 acre
Approximate mix weight 95 lb/acre with 65 native seeds/sq. ft.
31.7% Grasses/Sedges/Rushes; 68.3% Forbs

This mix is intended for sites where a low growing plant community is desired. The species in this mix will grow to an average height of approximately 2′ and a maximum height of 4′. This mix is intended for sites where soil conditions are unstable and hydrologic conditions fluctuate irregularly experiencing saturated soil during storm events. This mix is appropriate for highly visible landscape settings where height constraints apply and the concern is for strong aesthetic appeal. Use our Short Grass Prairie Erosion Control Mix (DP4) for the side slopes around the swale.

Scientific Name Common Name Percent of Mix Category
Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
Carex brevior Plains Oval Sedge 2.09%
Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge 4.30%
Carex granularis Meadow Sedge 2.84%
Carex normalis Larger Straw Sedge 4.40%
Carex shortiana Short’s Sedge 4.08%
Carex stipata Stalk Grain Sedge 2.60%
Carex tribuloides Blunt Broom Sedge 17.59%
Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge 16.78%
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye 25.81%
Leersia oryzoides Rice Cut Grass 19.51%
Total 100.00%
Forbs
Bidens cernua Nodding Bur Marigold 2.81%
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 0.55%
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Boneset 2.40%
Euthamia graminifolia Flat-Top Fragrant Goldenrod 4.86%
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia 9.06%
Ludwigia alternifolia Bushy Seedbox 22.98%
Lycopus americanus American Bugleweed 2.30%
Oligoneuron riddellii Riddell’s Goldenrod 1.26%
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue 6.04%
Penthorum sedoides Ditch-Stonecrop 22.98%
Pycnanthemum virginianum Common Mountain Mint 13.27%
Rudbeckia fulgida Showy Black-Eyed Susan 1.09%
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan 8.94%
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort 0.68%
Zizea aurea Golden Alexander 0.78%
Total 100.00%
Temporary Cover Grasses
Avena sativa
Seed Oats 22.03%
Lolium multiflorum
Annual Rye Grass 77.97%
Total 100.00%