Grand Diversity Prairie Seed Mix
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Grand Diversity Prairie Seed Mix

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for Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry Soils & Full to Partial Sun
High diversity and a heavy seeding rate make this a very strong, very showy mix. With 101 species there will be a variety of flowers blooming continuously late spring through fall. This mix will thrive in average soils, but can handle a range of soil conditions from wet-mesic to dry-mesic. Enjoy the challenge of identifying new plants for many years. Includes most of our bird and butterfly favorites.
Some of the many species shown in the late-July summer photo are: Rose Milkweed, Prairie Blazing Star, Mountain Mint, Obedient Plant, Sweet Black-eyed Susan, Compass Plant, Prairie Dock and Big Bluestem.  In the early-June spring photo, these species dominate: Purple Meadow Rue, White Wild Indigo, Ohio Spiderwort, Golden Alexanders and Foxglove Beardtongue. 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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Grand Diversity Prairie Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

13.79 lbs per acre | 256 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)

0.91

Agastache nepetoides (Yellow Giant Hyssop)

0.45

Allium stellatum (Prairie Onion)

1.36

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone)

0.23

Anemone patens var. wolfgangiana (Pasque Flower)

0.11

Anemone virginiana (Tall Thimbleweed)

0.45

Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed)

0.91

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

0.45

Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)

0.23

Astragalus canadensis (Canada Milk Vetch)

0.23

Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

0.91

Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

0.91

Boltonia decurrens (Decurrent False Aster)

0.45

Cacalia atriplicifolia (Pale Indian Plantain)

0.23

Cacalia muhlenbergii (Great Indian Plantain)

0.23

Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth)

0.91

Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea)

2.72

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-leaf Coreopsis)

1.81

Dalea candida (White Prairie Clover)

1.36

Dalea foliosa (Leafy Prairie Clover)

0.45

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

1.36

Desmanthus illinoensis (Illinois Bundle Flower)

0.45

Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil)

0.23

Desmodium illinoense (Illinois Tick Trefoil)

0.45

Dodecatheon meadia (Midland Shooting Star)

0.34

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

3.17

Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower)

0.91

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

1.36

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

1.81

Euphorbia corollata (Flowering Spurge)

0.45

Gaura biennis (Biennial Gaura)

0.45

Gentiana flavida (Cream Gentian)

0.68

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Wild Licorice)

0.45

Helianthus pauciflorus (Showy Sunflower)

0.45

Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

0.45

Hibiscus laevis (Rose Mallow)

0.91

Hypericum pyramidatum (Great St. John's Wort)

0.45

Iliamna remota (Kankakee Mallow)

0.23

Kuhnia eupatorioides (False Boneset)

0.45

Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover)

0.45

Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

0.45

Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

1.81

Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)

2.27

Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

0.11

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

0.68

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

0.91

Napaea dioica (Glade Mallow)

0.45

Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)

1.36

Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony)

0.45

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

1.36

Penstemon tubaeflorus (Tube Beardtongue)

0.45

Physostegia angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Obedient Plant)

0.45

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)

0.45

Potentilla arguta (Prairie Cinquefoil)

0.23

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint)

0.45

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum

(Hairy Mountain Mint)

0.91

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)

0.45

Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)

0.45

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

1.81

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-eyed Susan)

0.45

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)

0.45

Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia)

0.45

Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)

0.91

Senna marilandica (Maryland Senna)

0.45

Silene regia (Royal Catchfly)

0.68

Silphium integrifolium (Rosin Weed)

0.23

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

0.45

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant)

0.23

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)

0.45

Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Stout Blue-eyed Grass)

0.34

Solidago graminifolia (Grass-leaved Goldenrod)

0.45

Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)

0.45

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

0.45

Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth Blue Aster)

0.45

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

0.45

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Aromatic Aster)

0.45

Thalictrum dasycarpum (Purple Meadow Rue)

0.91

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort)

0.91

Triosteum perfoliatum (Late Horse Gentian)

0.45

Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)

0.91

Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)

0.91

Vernonia altissima (Tall Ironweed)

0.45

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)

0.45

Zizia aptera (Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders)

0.45

Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)

1.81

Totals of FORBS :

61.38 %

TREES, SHRUBS & VINES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant)

0.91

Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

0.45

Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. John's Wort)

0.45

Rosa blanda (Early Wild Rose)

0.45

Totals of TREES, SHRUBS & VINES:

2.27 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Andropogon gerardii PLS (Big Bluestem PLS)

1.36

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama PLS)

10.87

Carex bebbii (Bebb's Oval Sedge)

0.45

Carex brevior (Plains Oval Sedge)

2.72

Carex vulpinoidea (Brown Fox Sedge)

1.36

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye PLS)

4.53

Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye PLS)

2.27

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush)

0.45

Muhlenbergia racemosa (Upland Wild Timothy)

0.45

Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass PLS)

0.11

Schyzachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem PLS)

7.25

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass PLS)

1.81

Sporobolus asper (Rough Dropseed)

1.81

Sporobolus heterolepis PLS (Prairie Dropseed PLS)

0.91

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

36.35 %

Last updated 12/17/17

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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
13.79
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
256
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Catalog Number
GRAND