Tallgrass Inexpensive Seed Mix
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Tallgrass Inexpensive Seed Mix


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for Medium-Dry Soils and Full to Near-Full Sun
 Inexpensive doesn't mean understated! This sampling of species will be a part of a succession of attractive blooms that will last all summer. Good for a wide spectrum of soil moisture levels. Species such as Big Bluestem, Yellow Coneflower, Early Sunflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Wild Bergamot, Rattlesnake Master, Purple Coneflower, Pale Purple Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, and Wild Quinine make a colorful show especially June-August.  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. 

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.

Tallgrass Inexpensive Seed Mix

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

12.35 lbs per acre | 83 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)

1.01

Astragalus canadensis (Canada Milk Vetch)

0.51

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

1.52

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

4.55

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

2.53

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

2.88

Gentiana flavida (Cream Gentian)

1.01

Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

1.52

Lespedeza capitata (Round-headed Bush Clover)

1.10

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

1.01

Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)

2.53

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

1.52

Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)

1.52

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

4.05

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-eyed Susan)

0.51

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)

1.52

Silphium integrifolium (Rosin Weed)

1.10

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

1.01

Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)

0.51

Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)

2.02

Total of FORBS

33.91 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Andropogon gerardii PLS (Big Bluestem PLS)

22.03

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye PLS)

11.01

Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass PLS)

1.10

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass PLS)

31.94

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

66.09 %

Last updated 3/6/17

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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 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
12.35
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
83
Sun Exposure
Full
Soil Moisture
Medium, Medium-Dry
USDA Zones
3-7
Catalog Number
TGI