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Blackland Prairie Region Seed List

Pure Live Seed (PLS) Explanation

Common, Scientific Names Percent per Mix Rate per Acre Information
Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) 46 % 20 lb. State flower of Texas. Blue with white trim on spikes. Most common wildflower on roadsides and pastures. Legume family (nitrogen fitting). Needs well drained soil and prefers full sun. Blooms from March-May. 12-24 inches high. 13,500 seeds per pound.
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) 20 % 10 lb. Hardy annual that is easily established. Red flowers with yellow trim. Needs well drained soil and full sun. Blooms from May-July. 1.5-2 feet. 153,000 seeds per pound.
Missouri Primrose (Oenothera missouriensis) 9 % 5 lb. Hardy perennial. Heavy bloomer with large yellow four petaled flowers. Likes dry soil and full sun. Blooms from May-September. 6-14 inches. 80,700 seeds per pound.
Prairie Verbena (Verbena bipinnatifida) 7 % 6 lb. Annual or short-lived perennial. Purple blooms. Prefers full sun. Popularly planted with Pink Evening Primrose. Blooms from April-November. 4-12 inches. 450,000 seeds per lb.
Purple Horsemint or Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora) 5 % 3 lb. Hardy annual or perennial. Blooms are purple-lavender. Likes dry soil and full sun. Blooms from April-October. 1-3 feet. 819,000 seeds per pound.
Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) 4 % 1-3 lb. Hardy perennial. Soft pink four petaled flower. Popularly planted with Prairie Verbena. Blooms from March-November. 8-16 inches. 864,000 seeds per lb.
Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) 4 % 2 lb. Hardy annual.  Heavy bloomer. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate wet or dry soil. Blooms from March-July. 1-3 feet. 1,400,000 seeds per pound.
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 3 % 2 lb. Annual or short-lived perennial. Yellow with large brown domed center. Partial shade to full sun. Blooms from April-November. 2-3 feet. 1,710,000 seeds per pound.
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris) 2 % 2 lb. Annual or perennial. Red and yellow bordered flowers looks like little Mexican hats. Full sun to partial shade with well drained soil. Blooms from April-September. 2-3 feet. 1,230,200 seeds per pound.