Bird Bonanza Seed Mix
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Bird Bonanza Seed Mix


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NEW! for Full to Partial Sun and Medium to Medium-Dry Soils
Bring ALL the birds to your yard by growing a bird-friendly prairie - a living birdfeeder! 

Songbirds and granivores such as finches, doves, many types of buntings, and even quail and wild turkey, will gravitate to the Coneflowers, Sunflowers, native Thistles, and legume family plants like White Wild Indigo, Partridge Pea, and Wild Senna. Hummingbirds will flit to the trumpeting flowers of Columbine, Wild Bergamot, Early Figwort, and Foxglove Beardtongue. Keep your camera ready: birds will drink in the water held near the stem of Cup Plant and perch away from harm in the height of Compass Plants - the perfect photo op! Shrubs, like Elderberry, provide nutritious fall berries birds love. Swallows, swifts, flycatchers, warblers, and martins are insectivorous birds that will feast on the multitude of insects attracted to native plants.

Most important, and often overlooked, is the fact that insects feed on native plants!  These insects are vital to sustain the next generation of birds; adults will find the insects needed to feed their young in your native prairie. Several species of prairie grasses and sedges in this seed mix provide seed and building materials; larks, thrushes, and grouse will appreciate the cover for their ground-nesting sites.

For optimal bird support, do not mow or cut native plants back in the fall. This allows overwintering birds a chance to forage and seek shelter from the cold.  

Although some of the native plants in this seed mix have ranges that extend beyond zones 3-7, the majority will do best in this zone range. For more detailed information please see the RANGE MAP for each species. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS. 

For seed mixes of 1/8 acre or less, we include a temporary cover crop at no additional charge.  ReGreen is a sterile, short-lived perennial wheat hybrid that can be planted spring or fall.

Add a Seed Mix Enhancement for that extra splash of color!

Establishing a native plant community from seed can take 3 years or more - learn more.

All mixes are subject to change without notice depending on availability of species. 

Bird Bonanza© Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

13.17 lbs per acre | 99 Seeds per sq/ft

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WILDFLOWERS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)

1.54

Agastache scrophulariifolia (Purple Giant Hyssop)

1.07

Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)

0.95

Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (Pale Indian Plantain)

0.36

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

1.90

Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

0.95

Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea)

7.59

Cirsium altissimum (Tall Thistle)

0.71

Cirsium discolor (Pasture Thistle)

1.42

Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Coreopsis)

0.47

Desmanthus illinoensis (Illinois Bundle Flower)

2.37

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

1.90

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

3.80

Gaura biennis (Biennial Gaura)

0.95

Helianthus grosseserratus (Saw-tooth Sunflower)

0.71

Helianthus pauciflorus (Showy Sunflower)

1.42

Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

1.90

Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

1.42

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

0.95

Oligoneuron rigidum (Stiff Goldenrod)

0.47

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

0.95

Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)

1.19

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

4.27

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-eyed Susan)

0.47

Scrophularia lanceolata (Early Figwort)

0.71

Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)

0.47

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

0.71

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant)

0.47

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)

0.47

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

1.19

Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth Blue Aster)

1.42

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

0.71

Total of WILDFLOWERS:

45.91 %

TREES, SHRUBS & VINES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Physocarpus opulifolius (Prairie Ninebark)

0.24

Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)

0.24

Totals of TREES, SHRUBS & VINES:

0.48 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama)

18.98

Carex brevior (Plains Oval Sedge)

1.90

Carex molesta (Field Oval Sedge)

2.37

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye)

7.59

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

18.98

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)

3.80

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES:

53.62 %

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Last updated 10/12/21

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Native plant communities provide the inspiration for our seed-mix designs. All our mixes feature high seeding rates and a diverse balance of native species, which, when mature, will provide blossoms throughout the year. No matter what you want from a seed mix, you will need to make sure it fits the soil-moisture holding capacity and sun conditions of your site.

E stablishment of the diverse native-plant communities represented in our seed mixes can take three to five years. The most critical process before planting is preparing the site by removing unwanted species and working to deplete the soil’s weed seed bank. Find detailed site prep, planting and care instructions for our seed mixes through the following links:

ESTABLISHING A NATIVE SEED MIX - 3 YEAR PLAN

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HAND SOWING A NATIVE SEED MIX
*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to **MN Sales Tax.

Shipping & Handling Charges:
SEED $100.00 and under: $5.00
Retail SEED orders over $100.00 ship free! Custom seed mixes or wholesale seed sales over $100, add 5% of the total seed cost
(for orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required)

BARE ROOT and POTTED PLANTS $50.00 and under: $7.50
over $50.00: 15% of the total plant cost
(for orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required)

TOOLS and BOOKS have the shipping fee included in the cost of the product (within the contiguous US).

**We are required to collect state sales tax in certain states. Your state's eligibility and % will be calculated at checkout. MN State Sales Tax of 7.375% is applied for orders picked up at our MN location. Shipping & handling charges are also subject to the sales tax.

Shipping Season:

SEED, TOOLS and BOOKS are sent year-round. Most orders ship within a day or two upon receipt.

BARE ROOT PLANTS are shipped during optimal transplanting time: Spring (April-May) and Fall (Oct). Some ephemeral species are also available for summer shipping. Since our plants are field-grown, Nature sets the schedule each year as to when our season will begin and end. We fill all orders, on a first-come, first-serve basis, to the best of our ability depending on weather conditions beyond our control.

POTTED PLANTS (Trays of 32/38/50 plugs and 3-packs) typically begin shipping early May and go into June; shipping time is heavily dependent on all the species in your order being well-rooted. If winter-spring greenhouse growing conditions are favorable and all species are well-rooted at once, then we ship by order date (first come, first serve).  We are a Midwest greenhouse, and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Pre-Designed Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can't ship before early May.  Earlier shipment requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*We are unable to ship PLANTS (bare root or potted) outside the contiguous US or to CALIFORNIA due to regulations.

Delivery:

We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee. UPS and Spee Dee are often used for expediting plant orders; they will not deliver to Post Office Box numbers, so please also include your street address if ordering plants. We send tracking numbers to your email address so please include it when you order.

FOR MORE DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION, INCLUDING CANADA SHIPPING RATES (SEED ONLY), PLEASE SEE 'SHIPPING' AT THE FOOTER OF THIS WEBSITE.

iDetails

Lbs/Acre
13.17
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
99
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium, Medium-Dry
Advantages
Pollinator Favorite: butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles Bird Favorite: seeds, insects, fruit, nectar, nesting, perch
USDA Zones
3-7
Catalog Number
BBM