Shortgrass Inexpensive Prairie Seed Mix
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Shortgrass Inexpensive Prairie Seed Mix

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for Medium-Dry Soils and Full to Near-Full Sun
 An inexpensive mix can still have diversity. July's heat will bring out the blooms and rigorous growth of species such as the Pale Purple Coneflower, Butterfly Weed, and Little Bluestem, shown in the corresponding photo. This mix will do best on soils that are a little on the dry side. View the complete species list, including % by weight, under COMPONENTS. 

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.

Shortgrass Inexpensive Prairie Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon Nursery®

11.48 lbs per acre | 80 seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)

0.54

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

1.09

Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster)

0.27

Astragalus canadensis (Canada Milk Vetch)

0.41

Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

1.09

Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea)

8.71

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-leaf Coreopsis)

4.36

Dalea candida (White Prairie Clover)

3.27

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

4.36

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

2.18

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

1.09

Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

2.18

Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover)

1.09

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

0.82

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

4.36

Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)

2.18

Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)

0.54

Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)

1.09

Total of FORBS

39.61 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama)

26.14

Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)

8.71

Muhlenbergia racemosa (Upland Wild Timothy)

1.36

Schyzachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

20.91

Sporobolus asper (Rough Dropseed)

3.27

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

60.39 %

Last updated 2/2/17

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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
11.48
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
80
Sun Exposure
Full
Soil Moisture
Medium-Dry
Catalog Number
SGI