Smart Weed Seed

Pennsylvania Smartweed – Polygonum Pensylvanicum – <p>Pennsylvania Smartweed is a water-loving annual that is commonly found on mudflats of freshwater and moderately brackish areas. It thrives in most soil types except droughty sites.&nbsp;It has… Smart Weed Seed Improving wildlife habitat for over 90 years Seed of Smartweed are eaten by all most all puddle ducks and geese. Can be planted early summer to late summer, as long as you Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 – Med-Wet Soils – Full Sun

Pennsylvania Smartweed

Polygonum Pensylvanicum
Excellent for waterfowl and wildlife with an extended blooming period!

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Height Range: 24 – 48 inches
Seeding Rate: 10-15 lbs/ac
Seeds Per Pound: 126000
Colors: Pink
Growing Season: March – June

Pennsylvania Smartweed is a water-loving annual that is commonly found on mudflats of freshwater and moderately brackish areas. It thrives in most soil types except droughty sites. It has pink or rose-colored flowers that bloom in the Spring.

This plant is excellent for waterfowland wintering pheasants. It provides food for ducks, geese, bobwhites, mourning doves, and pheasants; as well as, cover for their young. Mice, racoons, muskrat, and squirrels will eat the seeds and sometimes the plants.

Seeds should be planted in Spring right after the last frost, or later in the season if being used for a waterfowl food source.

Smart Weed Seed

Improving wildlife habitat for over 90 years

Seed of Smartweed are eaten by all most all puddle ducks and geese. Can be planted early summer to late summer, as long as you have 90 – 120 days

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It considered excellent for fish habitat and good for promoting insect life.

Will flower into summer and early fall but tend not for long periods

Grows in water depths from mud flats to 2 feet. It can tolerate muddy water but does best in clear water conditions.

Plant 5lbs to 10lbs to the acre

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Pennsylvania Smartweed

Pennsylvania Smartweed is a 2′ to 5′ tall native annual featuring short spikes of densely spaced small pink flowers. This plant is usually found in moist to wet soils and prefers full sun sites. Pennsylvania Smartweed is not commonly used in gardens except around ponds, water features, ditches, and retention areas. Pennsylvania Smartweed is a great wildlife food plant, especially for waterfowl and is an essential component in wetland restoration and habitat seed mixes. Ducks, geese, quail, doves, pheasants, rails, and numerous non-game and song birds eat the seed. The plants or seeds are also eaten by muskrat, raccoons, and numerous small mammals.

Prices listed are based on pure live seed weight, not bulk weight. You are only paying for viable seed.