Helping restore the native landscape for over 50 years
Founded by Calvin Ernst in 1964, Ernst Conservation Seeds is the largest native seed producer and supplier in the eastern United States.
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Very rhizomatous warm season grass; creates a natural sediment trap; not recommended for use in residential settings as the vegetation can cause cuts to the skin (which gives the species its common name); provides food for ducks and habitat for invertebrates.
This wetland restoration and mitigation mix contains some of our most popular native species to create a permanent grass and forb cover. Seed from October-May in full sun or partially shaded areas in rich, wet, saturated soils; tolerates standing water during the dormant season and part of the growing season. 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.
Spring/Fall, Spring/Summer, Summer, Summer/Fall
Andropogon gerardii, IL Ecotype