Shortgrass Echinacea Prairie Seed Mix
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Shortgrass Echinacea Prairie Seed Mix

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for Medium-Dry Soils & Full to Partial Sun
Our showiest short mix! A heavy concentration of dazzling flowers, particularly the Echinacea (Coneflower) species, native to various areas of the US. Does best on slightly drier soils. The corresponding picture shows White Wild Indigo, Royal Catchfly, Black-eyed Susan, Rattlesnake Master, Nodding Onion, Purple Coneflower, Pale Purple Coneflower, and Purple Prairie Clover. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS.
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Shortgrass Echinacea Prairie Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

12.18 lbs per acre | 169 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)

1.03

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)

2.57

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

3.08

Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

1.03

Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

1.03

Baptisia sphaerocarpa (Lg Yellow Wild Indigo)

1.03

Callirhoe involucrata (Purple Poppy Mallow)

0.51

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-leaf Coreopsis)

4.10

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

3.08

Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower)

2.57

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

5.13

Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower)

6.16

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

3.08

Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee Coneflower)

2.05

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

2.05

Gentiana flavida (Cream Gentian)

0.77

Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

1.03

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

1.03

Penstemon tubaeflorus (Tube Beardtongue)

3.08

Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)

0.51

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

3.08

Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia)

1.03

Silene regia (Royal Catchfly)

1.03

Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Stout Blue-eyed Grass)

1.03

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

0.51

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Aromatic Aster)

1.54

Tephrosia virginiana (Goat's Rue)

1.03

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort)

3.08

Total of FORBS

57.21 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama PLS)

18.06

Carex brevior (Plains Oval Sedge)

5.13

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley's Rush)

0.51

Koeleria macrantha (June Grass PLS)

1.03

Schyzachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem PLS)

18.06

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

42.79 %

Last updated 12/8/17

1 Question asked on Shortgrass Echinacea Prairie Seed Mix






Q Tom • 10/13/2017 How tall can we expect this mix to get?
A Prairie Moon • 10/13/2017 Hi Tom. Great question! Our shortgrass seed mixes were designed to emulate what was once a drier, and therefore shorter, natural prairie or meadow. The grasses in the mix (Little Blue and Side-oats being the main ones) will top out, when mature, and at the end of summer, around 3 feet, with the flowers of a couple species topping out at 5 feet, again when mature, and in full bloom. The height of any prairie planting will also be dependent on the conditions it’s planted in; mixes grown in drier conditions will be shorter than those in richer soils. Surrounding competition, and maturity of the plants will also play a role.
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
12.18
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
169
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Dry
Catalog Number
SGE