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Approximate mix weight 63 lb/acre with 160 native seeds/sq. ft.
61.0% Grasses/Sedges/Rushes; 39.0% 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′.  The mix is designed for application in sites with a high disturbance regime such as urban wetlands and detention basins that draw down frequently. This mix is intended for sites where soil conditions are unstable and hydrologic conditions fluctuate irregularly. This mix contains many salt-tolerant, native species adapted to irregular water fluctuations associated with urban stormwater runoff.  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 a detention basin.


Scientific NameCommon NamePercent of Mix Category
Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes  
Carex hystericinaPorcupine Sedge1.50%
Carex luridaShallow Sedge0.62%
Carex normalisLarger Straw Sedge5.45%
Carex stipataStalk Grain Sedge2.40%
Carex tribuloidesBlunt Broom Sedge8.17%
Carex vulpinoideaFox Sedge10.39%
Eleocharis palustrisCreeping Spike Rush13.33%
Elymus virginicusVirginia Wild Rye6.39%
Juncus effususSoft Rush21.39%
Juncus torreyiTorrey’s Rush24.33%
Leersia oryzoidesRice Cut Grass6.04%
Total 100.00%
Alisma subcordatumSubcordate Water Plantain19.17%
Bidens cernuaNodding Bur Marigold5.86%
Eupatorium perfoliatumCommon Boneset2.50%
Euthamia graminifoliaFlat-top Fragrant Goldenrod5.07%
Iris virginicaBlue Flag Iris0.12%
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia9.45%
Ludwigia alternifoliaBushy Seedbox12.03%
Lycopus americanusAmerican Bugleweed2.40%
Mimulus ringensAlleghany Monkey Flower15.88%
Penthorum sedoidesDitch-Stonecrop12.03%
Pycnanthemum virginianumCommon Mountain Mint6.93%
Rudbeckia fulgidaShowy Black-Eyed Susan3.42%
Sagittaria latifoliaBroad-Leaf Arrowhead4.34%
Zizea aureaGolden Alexander0.81%
Total 100.00%
Temporary Cover Grasses  
Avena sativaSeed Oats36.11%
Lolium multiflorumAnnual Rye63.89%
Total 100.00%

Short Stature Wetland Basin Mix (WP6)

  • 1700
  • $230
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