Seed Mix Enhancement for a Shady Woodland
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Seed Mix Enhancement for a Shady Woodland


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For those wanting to add even more color to a Shady Woodland Seed Mix or existing semi-shaded area. These species will do well in a medium to medium-dry soil area and includes these 8 woodland favorites: Bloodroot, Columbine, Dutchman's Breeches, Tall Bellflower, Wild Geranium, Hairy Wood Mint, Great Waterleaf and Elm-leaved Goldenrod.  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.   All mixes are subject to change without notice depending on availability of species.

Seed Mix Enhancement for a Shady Woodland

by Prairie Moon Nursery®

1.97 lbs per acre | 36 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)

9.49

Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)

6.33

Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint)

8.23

Campanula americana (Tall Bellflower)

9.49

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

18.99

Hydrophyllum appendiculatum (Great Waterleaf)

25.32

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)

15.82

Solidago ulmifolia (Elm-leaved Goldenrod)

6.33

Last updated 12/8/17

1 Question asked on Seed Mix Enhancement for a Shady Woodland






Q Eric • 03/11/2018 Do the seed mixes need to be spread in the fall or can they be spread any time?
A Prairie Moon • 03/14/2018 They can be spread at any time, but will have different results. Please see the pros and cons here.

To clarify, this is a seed mix enhancement, which is different from a seed mix. It is designed to be an addition to an existing planting or to be sown in conjunction with a seed mix. All the species in this enhancement require overwintering to germinate. So while it can be sown at any time, germination wouldn’t be expected until the following spring.
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:

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HAND SOWING NATIVE SEED

ESTABLISHING A NATIVE SEED MIX - 3 YEAR PLAN

*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 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.

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Lbs/Acre
1.97
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
36
Sun Exposure
Shade
Soil Moisture
Medium, Medium-Dry
USDA Zones
3-7
Catalog Number
SWDENH