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Address: 8884 Mercer Pike


City/State/Zip: Meadville, PA, 16335


Phone: 814-336-2404


FAX: 814-336-5191




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Company Info: Ernst Conservation Seeds grows processes and sells hundreds of species of native and naturalized seeds mixes and live plant materials for all your sustainable landscaping pollinator habitat erosion control and stormwater management needs.We know how to harvest native seeds and grow them in a production environment and we know how to help our customers replicate that success in their own applications. This steadfast commitment to understanding our customers needs and advising them on the best solutions hasnt changed in fifty years.





Bioengineering Materials

Ernst Conservation Seeds is committed to providing quality Native Wildflower Seeds, Wetland Plant Seeds, and Native Warm Season Grasses. New this year, we have expanded our capabilities for Bioengineering Materials.

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Chasmanthium latifolium

For use along streams and rivers, consider Chasmanthium latifolium (River Oats), an attractive native grass that tolerates shade or full sun. Great for buffer strips!

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Pycnanthemum incanum

Add a sweet fragrance to your meadow mixes with Pycnanthemum incanum (Hoary Mountainmint).

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Native Plant Seeds

Ernst Conservation Seeds supplies high quality native and naturalized plant seeds, mixes and live plant products for restoration, beautification, reclamation and conservation.

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Asclepias incarnata

Help increase the population of Monarch butterflies by planting a milkweed species such as Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).

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Wetland Plant Seeds

Over the years, Ernst Conservation Seeds has helped many customers with seeding and planting problems of great diversity. Withover 400 species of native and naturalized seeds, we can meet your project needs for wetland sites and more.

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Tradescantia ohiensis

We supply high quality native and naturalized plant seeds, mixes and live plant products for restoration and beautification, such as Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort). This species' blooms open during the morning hours from spring through summer and the flowers close in response to warm temperatures.

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Native Plant Seeds

We supply high quality native and naturalized plant seeds, mixes and live plant materials for all your sustainable landscaping, pollinator habitat, erosion control and stormwater management needs.

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Baptisia albescens

Baptisia albescens (Spiked Wild Indigo) is an attractive species used in native meadows in the southeastern United States. Native pollinators are attracted to its white blossoms in spring.

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Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum (Purplehead Sneezeweed), provides summer color for moist soils in full to partial sun. This species blooms May to August and grows 1.0 - 3.0 Ft tall.

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Wattles, also known as fascines, are living branches bound together in long tubular bundles. When placed in shallow trenches across the slope of a bank, these structures provide protection from erosion and create a sediment trap. This material provides immediate bank support even prior to root growth. Once established, this live rooting material grows into a living fence-like erosion barrier. Within one growing season, roots and shoots grow along the entire length of the structure, quickly stabilizing the bank. For best survivability, the material is planted during the dormant season, November 1 through April 30.

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster) provides fall color in perennial wildflower plantings. One of the many flowers that might be used in a LEED landscape.

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Riparian Buffers/Detention Basins

When designing riparian buffers or detention basins, contact Ernst Conservation Seeds for your seed or bioengineering needs.

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Iris versicolor

Offering our Iris versicolor (Blue Flag) with its early summer bloom - Just one of several of our species to add color and texture to detention basins and wetlands.

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Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) is a species that provides spawning grounds for bluegills in shallow water and a source of food and cover for songbirds and waterfowl.

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) will attract butterflies & hummingbirds and it provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars.

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Penstemon laevigatus

Penstemon laevigatus (Appalachian Beardtongue) is a great showy flowering species for full sun to partially shaded meadows. This species grows to 4' tall and blooms from May to June.

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Saucer sized blossoms of Hibiscus moscheutos (Crimsoneyed Rosemallow) enhance the beauty of wetlands throughout much of the mid-Atlantic region. To order or request a tour contact Ernst Conservation Seeds (

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Panicum rigidulum

Panicum rigidulum (Redtop Panic Grass) is a decorative warm season grass that is commonly found in the southeastern U.S. and is a component of many of our new mixes.

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Southeastern Species

Rattlesnakemaster and other southeastern species are now available at Ernst Conservation Seeds.

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Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo) is a blue flowered legume that grows on moist, rocky or gravelly soil, in partial or full sun.

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