“Rural Ontario Roadside” Native Mixture 8145


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Reclaim and beautify rural roadsides, farm lanes or the perennial border. This is our favourite blend of native drought tolerant perennial forbs and grasses. Once these plants have established, they require little ongoing maintenance. .  . Contains: Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ), Blue Vervain ( Verbena hastata ), Boneset ( Eupatorium perfoliatum ), Canada Wild Rye ( Elymus canadensis ), Dense Blazing Star ( Liatris spicata ), Foxglove/Beardtongue ( Penstemon digitalis ), Indiangrass ( Sorghastrum nutans ), Little Bluestem ( Schizachyrium scorparium) , New England Aster ( Aster novae-angliae ), Showy Tick Trefoil ( Desmodium canadense ), Virginia Wild Rye ( Elymus virginicus ), Wild Bergamot ( Monarda fistulosa ).  . One package of  500 grams covers 200 sq. m. (2150 sq. ft.).  . 500g $112.00. 1kg $189.00. Please use the drop-down menu below to place your order.

How to Grow

Native mixes do best when planted in the fall, between Oct. 15th and Nov. 15th. Late fall sowings additionally stratify the seed. An early spring sowing in April will work but not as effectively. If ideal growing conditions are unavailable, the seed may go dormant and not germinate until the spring of the following year. Site Preparation. Remove weeds by hand or apply an organic non-selective herbicide. Loosen soil to 2.5 cm (1″) depth with a stiff rake, cultivator or hoe. Prairie flowers and grasses will germinate and establish themselves much better when planted into a bed of well drained soil, rather than compost or dense compacted topsoil. Broadcast the seed and let mother nature do the rest. Smaller seeds can be mixed with dry sand to improve distribution when sowing. Rain, snow and frost-heaving of the soil will work the seed down into the soil bed. If you choose to do a spring planting, make sure the seed comes into good contact with the soil & irrigate as needed.

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