Ernst Bulk Seeds (Native and Naturalized) and Live Plant Materials

Ernst Conservation Seeds supplies the highest quality native plant seeds, naturalized plant seeds, seed mixes and bioengineering (live plant) materials. Our bulk seed mixes represent a high degree of biodiversity with the intention of restoring the greatest ecological function to the sites onto which they are planted. Our products are sold as Individual Species seeds, Seed Mixes (pre-formulated and custom mixes available), and Bioengineering (live plant) Materials for use in restoration, beautification and conservation projects.

These bulk seeds and live plant materials generally fall into one of three categories including grasses and grass-like species, herbaceous flowering species, or woody trees, shrubs and vines. Our bulk seeds and live plant materials are used for a multitude of different applications as categorized below.

Seed Mixes

Individual Species

Bioengineering Materials

Popular Seed Mixes

FACW Meadow Mix

Item #: ERNMX-122 Cost: $56.36/lb
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Description: The diverse species provide pollinator habitat and erosion control in wet meadows. Excellent for facultative wetland mitigation sites. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding ()

OBL Wetland Mix

Item #: ERNMX-131 Cost: $68.92/lb
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Description: Adapts to standing water during part or all of the year. Excellent for obligate wetland mitigation sites; provides nectar for pollinators. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding ()

Showy Northeast Native Wildflower & Grass Mix

Item #: ERNMX-153 Cost: $33.59/lb
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Description: The native wildflowers and some grasses provide a gorgeous display of color from spring to fall. Designed for upland sites with well-drained soils and full sun to semi-shaded areas; ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on ()

Southeast Annual & Perennial Wildflower Mix

Item #: ERNMX-169 Cost: $37.31/lb
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Description: The native and non-native wildflowers establish quickly and have a 2-3 year lifespan; wildlife and pollinator value. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of ()

Rain Garden Mix

Item #: ERNMX-180 Cost: $39.19/lb
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Description: The native perennial forbs and grasses provide food and cover for rain garden biodiversity. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of the mix will not. ()

Popular Individual Species

Helianthus angustifolius, MD Ecotype
Swamp (Narrowleaf) Sunflower, MD Ecotype

Item #: HELANG02 Species Type: Native Cost: $60.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 1.5 – 5.0 Ft Pollinator Value: High
Description: A late-season bloomer; the latest-blooming sunflower we carry; the small seeds are eaten by many birds; the nectar is food for migrating monarch butterflies. ()

Iris versicolor, PA Ecotype
Blueflag, PA Ecotype

Item #: IRIVER01 Species Type: Native Cost: $200.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Low
Description: Provides food for waterfowl, marsh birds and muskrats. ()

Lespedeza virginica, GA Ecotype
Slender Lespedeza, GA Ecotype

Item #: LESVIR02 Species Type: Native Cost: $180.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial Legume
Height: Up to 3.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Low
Description: The prettiest native Lespedeza we carry; the attractive flowers and foliage add color to native meadows. ()

Panicum anceps, Eastern Shore MD Ecotype
Beaked Panicgrass, Eastern Shore MD Ecotype

Item #: PANANC01 Species Type: Native Cost: $18.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.0 Ft
Description: This low-growing Panicum provides food and cover for wildlife; good cattle-grazing value. ()

Solidago speciosa, Coastal Plain GA Ecotype
Showy Goldenrod, Coastal Plain GA Ecotype

Item #: SOLSPE02 Species Type: Native Cost: $220.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Provides nectar for migrating monarch butterflies. ()

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