Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix for Medium-Wet Soils
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Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix for Medium-Wet Soils

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for Wet Mesic Soils
Damp spot? These tall species thrive on poorly drained soils. This picture features Big Bluestem, Compass Plant, Prairie Blazing Star, Common Ironweed, and Swamp Milkweed which are all included in your seed mix.

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

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Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix for Medium-Wet Soils

by Prairie Moon® Nursery

8.52 lbs per acre | 142 Seeds per sq/ft

FORBS

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed)

4.79

Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)

0.64

Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)

0.48

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)

0.32

Gentiana andrewsii (Bottle Gentian)

1.27

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed)

1.47

Hibiscus laevis (Rose Mallow)

3.19

Hypericum pyramidatum (Great St. John's Wort)

0.37

Iris virginica var. shrevei (Southern Blue Flag)

3.19

Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

10.69

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

1.83

Melanthium virginicum (Bunch Flower)

0.80

Pedicularis lanceolata (Marsh Betony)

1.10

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)

1.83

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)

0.64

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

2.93

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-eyed Susan)

0.32

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan)

1.60

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

1.47

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)

1.60

Solidago riddellii (Riddell's Goldenrod)

0.80

Thalictrum dasycarpum (Purple Meadow Rue)

3.19

Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)

1.10

Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed)

1.60

Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)

3.19

Total of FORBS

50.39 %

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES

Botanical Name (Common Name)

% by wt.

Andropogon gerardii PLS (Big Bluestem PLS)

7.02

Bromus ciliatus (Fringed Brome PLS)

12.9

Carex bebbii (Bebb's Oval Sedge)

3.19

Carex comosa (Bristly Sedge)

7.34

Carex hystericina (Porcupine Sedge)

3.19

Carex stipata (Common Fox Sedge)

3.19

Carex vulpinoidea (Brown Fox Sedge)

1.60

Scirpus atrovirens (Dark-green Bulrush)

0.64

Scirpus cyperinus (Wool Grass)

0.32

Scirpus validus (Great Bulrush)

1.60

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass PLS)

7.02

Spartina pectinata (Cord Grass PLS)

1.60

Totals of GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES :

49.61 %

Last updated 3/10/17

Seed:

Growing your own plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your home. Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating. In nature, this prevents a population of plants from germinating all at once, before killing frosts, or in times of drought. To propagate native plants, a gardener must break this dormancy before seed will grow.

Each species is different, so be sure to check the GERMINATION CODE listed on the website, in the catalog, or on your seed packet. Then, follow the GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS prior to planting. Some dormancy can be broken in a few minutes, but some species take months or even years.

Seed dormancy can be broken artificially by prolonged refrigeration of damp seed in the process of cold/moist STRATIFICATION. A less complicated approach is to let nature handle the stratifying through a dormant seeding, sowing seeds on the surface of a weed-free site in late fall or winter. Tucked safely beneath the snow, seeds will be conditioned by weathering to make germination possible in subsequent growing seasons.

To learn more, download Seed Starting Basics.

Bare Roots:

We dig bare-root plants from our outdoor beds and ship them April-May and October. We are among the few still employing this production method, which is labor intensive but plant-friendly. They arrive to you dormant, with little to no top-growth (bare-root), packed in peat moss. They should be planted as soon as possible. Unlike greenhouse-grown plants, bare-root plants can be planted during cold weather or anytime the soil is not frozen. A root photo is included with each species to illustrate the optimal depth and orientation. Planting instructions/care are also included with each order.

Download: Installing Your Bare-Root Plants

Potted Plants:

Trays (38 plants) leave our Midwest greenhouse based on species readiness (well-rooted for transit) and based on order date; shipping begins early-May and goes into June. Each of the 38 plant cells are 2” wide at top x 5” deep; ideal for deep-rooted natives. Full-color tags and planting instructions/care are included with each order.

Download: Tips on Planting and Care of Potted Plants

*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 PLANTS $50.00 and under: $7.50
over $50.00: 15% of the total plant cost

POTTED PLANTS (trays of 38): $16 per tray

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
8.52
Seeds/Sq.Ft.
142
Sun Exposure
Full to Near Full
Soil Moisture
Wet Mesic Soils
Catalog Number
TWM