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. 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.

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.

For seed mixes of 1/8 acre or less, we include a temporary cover crop at no additional charge.  ReGreen is a sterile, short-lived perennial wheat hybrid that can be planted spring or fall.

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

Add a Seed Mix Enhancement for that extra splash of color!

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

Shady Woodland Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon Nursery®

12.98 lbs per acre | 125 Seeds per sq/ft

(PHOTOS OF PLANTS IN THIS SEED MIX)

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Actaea rubra (Red Baneberry)

0.96

Agastache nepetoides (Yellow Giant Hyssop)

0.96

Allium canadense (Wild Garlic)

2.89

Allium tricoccum (Wild Leek)

3.37

Anemone virginiana (Tall Thimbleweed)

1.44

Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)

1.44

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

4.81

Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)

0.48

Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint)

0.96

Campanula americana (Tall Bellflower)

1.44

Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh)

2.89

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)

0.96

Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

0.48

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Honewort)

0.96

Dasistoma macrophylla (Mullein-foxglove)

0.48

Desmodium glutinosum (Pointed-leaved Tick Trefoil)

0.48

Dodecatheon meadia (Midland Shooting Star)

0.48

Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)

0.48

Eupatorium rugosum (White Snakeroot)

0.24

Eurybia macrophylla (Big-leaved Aster)

0.48

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

2.89

Hydrophyllum virginianum (Virginia Waterleaf)

1.44

Impatiens pallida (Yellow Jewelweed)

0.48

Isopyrum biternatum (False Rue Anemone)

0.64

Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

0.48

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

1.92

Osmorhiza claytonii (Sweet Cicely)

0.96

Penstemon hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)

1.44

Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox)

0.48

Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder)

1.92

Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal)

2.41

Polygonum virginianum (Woodland Knotweed)

1.44

Prenanthes alba (Lion's Foot)

0.96

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum (Hairy Mountain Mint)

0.48

Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow)

0.48

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)

1.44

Smilacina racemosa (Solomon's Plume)

3.85

Smilax lasioneura (Common Carrion Flower)

1.19

Solidago ulmifolia (Elm-leaved Goldenrod)

0.96

Symphyotrichum shortii (Short's Aster)

1.44

Taenidia integerrima (Yellow Pimpernel)

1.44

Thalictrum dioicum (Early Meadow Rue)

2.89

Triosteum perfoliatum (Late Horse Gentian)

2.41

Uvularia grandiflora (Bellwort)

0.48

Total of FORBS

61.26 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bromus latiglumis (Ear-leaved Brome)

1.92

Carex grayi (Common Bur Sedge)

0.73

Carex grisea (Wood Gray Sedge)

1.44

Carex sprengelii (Long-beaked Sedge)

0.48

Cinna arundinacea (Wood Reed Grass)

0.48

Diarrhena obovata (Beak Grass)

5.29

Elymus hystrix (Bottlebrush Grass) PLS

5.77

Elymus riparius (Riverbank Wild Rye)

1.92

Elymus villosus (Silky Wild Rye) PLS

3.85

Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye) PLS

15.40

Festuca subverticillata (Nodding Fescue)

0.96

Glyceria striata (Fowl Manna Grass)

0.48

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

38.74 %

(PHOTOS OF PLANTS IN THIS SEED MIX)

Last updated 3/22/18

2 Questions asked on Shady Woodland Seed Mix






Q Stavros • 10/30/2017 I'd really love to try this mix, but I only have about 90 sq ft. Pity you don't sell it in 100 sq ft quantities!
A Prairie Moon • 10/30/2017 Glad you're enthusiastic! With areas of that size, it typically doesn't make sense to plant a seed mix and wait 3 years for the planting to get going. We recommend trying bare roots or perhaps one of our garden kits for faster results. Depending on your area, either our Semi-Shade kit or our Woodland kit could work for you.
Q Matt • 04/23/2018 Is this mix deer resistant?
A Prairie Moon • 04/25/2018 Hi Matt. Since there over 50 native woodland flowers and grasses in there, no, not all of them will be deer resistant. Some popular woodland natives that ARE deer-resistant however: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Wild Leek, Jacob's Ladder, Ferns, White Trout Lily, Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Columbine, Wild Ginger, May Apple, Short's Aster.
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.

iDetails

Lbs/Acre
12.98
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
125
Sun Exposure
Shade
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
USDA Zones
3-7
Catalog Number
SWD