Seed Mixes

If your area is too large to plant plugs or pots, these new mixes will help you create some prairie habitat more economically. They have been designed to provide lots of diversity with 50% wildflowers in the prairie mixes, 60% flowers in Wet Prairie Mix and 70% flowers in Part Shade/Woodland Mix. Seed is in short supply so order early to avoid disappointment.

SEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Creating a native plant community from seed is a long-term investment. Using our original prairie species, you can create a beautiful & diverse natural landscape that returns year after year. It is not as simple as Mother Nature makes it look though. Planning, preparation & maintenance are important for successful establishment. And patience is required since it takes 3-4 years for the community to establish.

Please download the Planting & Seeding Guide for instructions on planning, preparation, seeding & maintenance.


Short Butterfly Prairie Mix

For Dry to Moist Soil 1' - 3' Tall

There are lots of host and nectar plants in this mix. The many beautiful flowers from spring to fall provide food for butterflies. Sandy or loam soil is best.

Contains:

Heartleaf Alexander
Harebell
Yarrow
Whorled Milkweed
Black Eyed Susan
Coneflower
Purple Prairie Clover
Philadelphia Fleabane
Wild Bergamot
Long Fruited Anemone
Gaillardia
Meadow Blazing Star
Upland White Aster
Western Silvery Aster
Low & Showy Goldenrod
Smooth Aster
Many Flowered Aster
Sheep Fescue
June Grass
Little Bluestem
Side Oats Grama
Prairie Dropseed
White Prairie Clover
Gumweed

 

Seed Mix Prices

 Area Covered

20 sq.m.
(215 sq.ft.)

100 sq.m.
(1,076 sq.ft.)

500 sq.m.
(5,380 sq.ft.)

 Weight

28 grams

140 grams

700 grams

 Short Butterfly Prairie Mix 

$38.00

$110.00

$435.00


Tall Butterfly Prairie Mix

For Sun & Medium to Moist Soil 3' to 5' Tall

This mix evokes the Tall Grass Prairie that once covered part of southern Manitoba.

The plants evolved here so they do fine on our clay soil. Fall seeding is best on clay.

Contains:

Canada Anemone
Heartleaf Alexander
Golden Alexander
Giant Hyssop
False Sunflower
Swamp Milkweed
Purple Prairie Clover
Wild Bergamot
Black Eyed Susan
Helenium
Stiff Goldenrod
Yarrow
Wild Mint
Blue Vervain
Culver's Root
Canada Milkvetch
Joe Pye
Narrowleaf Sunflower
New England Aster
Many Flowered Aster
Big Bluestem
Indian Grass
Switch Grass
Green Needle Grass
Smooth Aster
Awned Wheatgrass
Canada Wild Rye

 

Seed Mix Prices

 Area Covered

20 sq.m.
(215 sq.ft.)

100 sq.m.
(1,076 sq.ft.)

500 sq.m.
(5,380 sq.ft.)

 Weight

28 grams

140 grams

700 grams

 Tall Butterfly Prairie Mix 

$33.00

$96.00

$375.00


Wet Prairie Mix

For Sun & Moist to Wet Soil 3' to 5' Tall

For low areas a little wetter than normal, these species do very well. They tolerate wet feet as well as dry periods between rains. The beautiful flowers attract lots of birds, butterflies and beneficial bugs too. Excellent for medium to heavy clay soils.

Contains:

Golden Alexander
Wild Iris
Swamp Milkweed
Wild Mint
Black Eyed Susan
Blue Vervain
Smooth Camas
Slough Grass
Stiff Goldenrod
Culver's Root
Helenium
Joe Pye
Flat Top Goldenrod
Ironweed
Turtlehead
New England Aster
Tufted Hairgrass
Big Bluestem
Switch Grass
Narrowleaf Sunflower
Bebb's Sedge
Obedient Plant

 

Seed Mix Prices

 Area Covered

20 sq.m.
(215 sq.ft.)

100 sq.m.
(1,076 sq.ft.)

500 sq.m.
(5,380 sq.ft.)

 Weight

28 grams

140 grams

700 grams

 Wet Prairie Mix 

$38.00

$110.00

$435.00


Part Shade / Woodland Mix

If you don't have enough sun for a prairie, this mix will do much better. All species thrive in part shade with a few hours of sun daily. It is best for rich, medium to moist soil. Not recommended for dry, sandy soil.

Contains:

Sweet Scented Bedstraw
Western Canada Violet
Early Blue Violet
Wild Columbine
Philadelphia Fleabane
Flattop White Aster
Giant Hyssop
False Sunflower
New England Aster
Downy Yellow Violet
Blue Vervain
Tufted Hairgrass
Canada Anemone
Culver's Root
Turtlehead
Giant Wild Rye
Big Bluestem
Purple Oat Grass
Smooth Aster

 

Seed Mix Prices

Area Covered

20 sq.m.
(215 sq.ft.)

100 sq.m.
(1,076 sq.ft.)

500 sq.m.
(5,380 sq.ft.)

 Weight

28 grams

140 grams

700 grams

Part Shade / Woodland Mix

$44.00

$127.00

$495.00


 


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