Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix
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Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix

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for Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry Soils & Full to Partial Sun
Pollinator-Palooza [pol-uh-neyt-ohr-pah-looz-ah] noun. def: 1. an all-out crazy party for bees, butterflies and other pollinators; 2. A field you visit with a mob of fellow pollinators to pollinate like there's no tomorrow.

We are offering this seed mix in cooperation with the "Bring Back the Pollinators" campaign of the non-profit Xerces Society. Pollinators are critical to human food crops yet our practices result in habitat loss, environmental toxins and monocultural cropping that compound stressors on them, threatening their, and our, survival. To counter this trend and introduce more pollinator-friendly plant diversity, this uniquely diverse, 100% North American native mix includes species that produce not only nectar but the habitat that pollinators require for survival.

Designed for full-sun to partial-shade sites with medium soils, this shortgrass mix boasts grasses and most wildflowers at 3', with some flowers reaching 5' at full bloom.  Bloom times progress spring through fall.  Our Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix moves beyond more common pollinator mixes by offering plants that appeal to a broad array of pollinating insects. Included in the 45 species are some not commonly available like Late Figwort and Hairy Mountain Mint. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS.

Research shows that inclusion of native plantings near agricultural crops greatly enhances crop yield, attracts native pollinators, improves ecosystems and lessens reliance on already-stressed European-introduced honeybees that annually are transported around the country to flowering crops. Pollinator-Palooza's blend of flowers and grasses will be equally appealing to humans and insects. We believe this mix will help enlighten everyone to the importance of pollinator habitat. 

Customer praise for Pollinator-Palooza:
"Our farm is a Certified Bee-Friendly Farm and we received a grant from Partners for Sustainable Pollination to add even more bee-forage to our farm. We chose your company for the seed mix because we heard such great things about what you do and the added incentive that this particular seed mix will result in 5% donation to the Xerxes Society. We are happy to support all that! Thank you!" - Kelli @ Broadfork Farm, Minneapolis

Pollinator-Palooza©

Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

6.65 lbs per acre | 172 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)

1.88

Allium stellatum (Prairie Onion)

0.94

Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed)

1.88

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

1.41

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

0.94

Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)

1.88

Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster)

0.94

Aster lateriflorus (Calico Aster)

0.47

Aster oolentangiensis (Sky Blue Aster)

0.94

Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

0.47

Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea)

4.69

Cirsium discolor (Pasture Thistle)

0.47

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-leaf Coreopsis)

2.82

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

2.82

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

2.82

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

1.88

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

1.88

Gaura biennis (Biennial Gaura)

0.47

Helianthus pauciflorus (Showy Sunflower)

0.23

Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover)

0.47

Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

1.88

Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

1.88

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

0.94

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

0.47

Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)

0.23

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

0.94

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum (Hairy Mountain Mint)

1.88

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)

0.47

Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)

0.47

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

5.63

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)

0.23

Scrophularia lanceolata (Early Figwort)

0.59

Scrophularia marilandica (Late Figwort)

0.59

Solidago juncea (Early Goldenrod)

0.47

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

0.47

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort)

2.82

Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)

0.94

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)

0.47

Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)

2.82

Total of FORBS

54.46 %

TREES, SHRUBS & VINES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant)

0.94

Totals of TREES, SHRUBS & VINES:

0.94 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama PLS)

15.02

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye PLS)

6.57

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush)

0.94

Koeleria macrantha (June Grass PLS)

2.35

Schyzachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem PLS)

15.02

Sporobolus heterolepis PLS (Prairie Dropseed PLS)

4.69

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

44.6 %

Last updated 10/22/16

1 Question asked on Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix






Q Andrea • 10/14/2017 Hi, what zone is ideal for planting Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix? And what soil type is ideal for planting Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix ie clay, sandy or loamy? Thanks Andrea
A Prairie Moon • 10/16/2017 Hi Andrea. Great question! Our pre-designed seed mixes are designed to perform well from the Midwest to the Northeast, primarily in zones 4-6. However, there is flexibility, and planted with the right sun exposure and soil moisture, our mixes can do well in zones 3-7.

The species diversity in the Pollinator-Palooza Mix makes it flexible for planting in a variety of soil types: clay, loam, or sandy loam. Matching the soil moisture holding capacity of your site to the seed mix is the most important. The Pollinator-Palooza will do well on medium-wet to medium-dry soils, so as long as your soil is not excessively wet or dry, you should have success.
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
6.65
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
172
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Catalog Number
PPM