Shady Woodland Seed Mix
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Shady Woodland Seed Mix

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for Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry Soils & nearly Full Shade
This native woodland seed mix is best suited for a shady site where tree branches are trimmed to allow some light to penetrate. There are bloom times throughout the growing season, as shown in the photos; shade-loving, spring, summer and fall bloomers representative of a healthy woodland.

We suggest you also enhance this woodland seeding by transplanting species not available in seed such as Ferns, Trilliums, Hepatica, and Trout Lily. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS.  *For woodland restoration projects larger than the 1/8 acre listed here, contact us about custom seed mix design.

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.

Shady Woodland

Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

12.47 lbs per acre | 110 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Agastache nepetoides (Yellow Giant Hyssop)

0.75

Allium canadense (Wild Garlic)

3.01

Allium tricoccum (Wild Leek)

3.51

Anemone virginiana (Tall Thimbleweed)

1.50

Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)

1.50

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

5.01

Aster cordifolius (Heart-leaved Aster)

1.00

Aster lateriflorus (Calico Aster)

0.50

Aster macrophyllus (Big-leaved Aster)

0.50

Aster shortii (Short's Aster)

1.00

Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint)

1.00

Campanula americana (Tall Bellflower)

1.50

Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh)

3.01

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)

0.50

Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

1.00

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Honewort)

1.00

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's Breeches)

1.50

Dodecatheon amethystinum (Amethyst Shooting Star)

0.50

Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)

0.50

Eupatorium rugosum (White Snakeroot)

0.25

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

3.01

Hydrophyllum appendiculatum (Great Waterleaf)

0.50

Hydrophyllum virginianum (Virginia Waterleaf)

1.00

Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

0.50

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

2.00

Penstemon hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)

1.00

Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox)

0.5

Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder)

2.00

Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal)

2.51

Polygonum virginianum (Woodland Knotweed)

1.50

Polymnia canadensis (Small-flowered Leafcup)

1.00

Prenanthes alba (Lion's Foot)

0.50

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum

(Hairy Mountain Mint)

0.50

Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow)

0.50

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)

1.50

Scrophularia lanceolata (Early Figwort)

0.50

Scutellaria ovata (Heart-leaved Skullcap)

0.50

Smilacina racemosa (Solomon's Plume)

4.01

Smilax lasioneura (Common Carrion Flower)

1.00

Solidago ulmifolia (Elm-leaved Goldenrod)

0.50

Taenidia integerrima (Yellow Pimpernel)

1.50

Thalictrum dioicum (Early Meadow Rue)

3.01

Triosteum perfoliatum (Late Horse Gentian)

2.51

Uvularia grandiflora (Bellwort)

0.50

Total of FORBS

61.65 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bromus pubescens (Hairy Wood Chess PLS)

2.00

Carex blanda (Common Wood Sedge)

0.50

Carex davisii (Awned Graceful Sedge)

0.50

Carex grayi (Common Bur Sedge)

0.76

Carex grisea (Wood Gray Sedge)

1.50

Cinna arundinacea (Wood Reed Grass)

1.00

Diarrhena obovata (Beak Grass)

5.51

Elymus hystrix (Bottlebrush Grass PLS)

6.01

Elymus villosus (Silky Wild Rye PLS)

4.01

Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye PLS)

16.04

Glyceria striata (Fowl Manna Grass)

0.50

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

38.35 %

Last updated 3/2/17

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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
12.47
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
110
Sun Exposure
Near-full Shade
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry
Catalog Number
SWD