Detention Basin Seed Mix
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Detention Basin Seed Mix

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for Wet to Medium-Wet Soils and Full to Near-Full Sun
For rainwater runoff detention basins. A selection of species designed to tolerate fluctuating water levels and poor water quality. High diversity allows changes in species composition from the wetter bottom area to the dryer slope. Also, species composition can successfully change with a series of wet or dry years. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS.

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

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

Detention Basin Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

9.54 lbs per acre | 310 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Alisma subcordatum (Mud Plantain)

1.31

Allium stellatum (Prairie Onion)

0.98

Ammannia coccinea (Scarlet Toothcup)

0.98

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone)

0.66

Angelica atropurpurea (Angelica)

3.93

Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed)

2.62

Astragalus canadensis (Canada Milk Vetch)

0.66

Bidens cernua (Nodding Bur Marigold)

0.66

Boltonia asteroides (False Aster)

0.66

Doellingeria umbellata (Flat-topped Aster)

1.00

Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)

0.66

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)

0.49

Gentiana andrewsii (Bottle Gentian)

0.36

Gentiana flavida (Cream Gentian)

0.36

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)

0.71

Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

1.31

Hibiscus laevis (Rose Mallow)

3.93

Hypericum pyramidatum (Great St. John's Wort)

0.66

Iris versicolor (Northern Blue Flag)

2.62

Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

3.28

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

0.33

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

1.31

Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

0.33

Pedicularis lanceolata (Marsh Betony)

0.66

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)

0.71

Polygonum punctatum (Smartweed)

0.98

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)

0.66

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

1.97

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-eyed Susan)

0.36

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)

1.31

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

0.66

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)

0.66

Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)

0.66

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

1.31

Thalictrum dasycarpum (Purple Meadow Rue)

1.97

Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)

1.31

Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed)

1.31

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)

0.66

Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)

1.31

Totals of FORBS :

46.90 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Andropogon gerardii PLS (Big Bluestem PLS)

6.55

Bromus ciliatus (Fringed Brome PLS)

5.14

Calamagrostis canadensis (Blue Joint Grass PLS)

0.34

Carex bicknellii (Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge)

1.31

Carex hystericina (Porcupine Sedge)

1.31

Carex stipata (Common Fox Sedge)

1.31

Carex vulpinoidea (Brown Fox Sedge)

3.28

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye PLS)

10.48

Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye PLS)

10.48

Glyceria grandis (Reed Manna Grass)

1.31

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush)

0.33

Juncus interior (Inland Rush)

0.29

Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass PLS)

1.31

Scirpus atrovirens (Dark-green Bulrush)

0.71

Scirpus cyperinus (Wool Grass)

0.37

Scirpus validus (Great Bulrush)

0.71

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass PLS)

6.55

Spartina pectinata (Cord Grass PLS)

1.31

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

53.10 %

Last updated 11/28/17

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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.

Establishment 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 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 NATIVE SEED
*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
over $100.00: 5% of the total seed cost

BARE ROOT and POTTED PLANTS $50.00 and under: $7.50
over $50.00: 15% of the total plant cost

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

**MN State Sales Tax of 7.375% is applied for orders shipping to Minnesota only. 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 38) typically begin shipping early-May, based on order date and when all the species in the tray are transit-ready. We are a Midwest greenhouse and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can’t ship before early-May.

*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.

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

iDetails

Lbs/Acre
9.54
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
310
Sun Exposure
Full
Soil Moisture
Wet, Medium-Wet
Catalog Number
DET