“Simcoe County” Native Mixture 6850

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Description

Another specialty cottage/rural home-owner mixture for those gardeners who want the beauty of native wildflowers and grasses. Drought tolerant and performs well in less that ideal soil conditions.  . Contains: 12% Black Eyed Susan ( Rudbeckia hirta ), 20% Canada Wild Rye ( Elymus canadensis ), 20% Indiangrass ( Sorghastrum nutans ), 15% Little Bluestem ( Schizachyrium scoparium ), 2% New England Aster (Aster novae- angliae ), 1% Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), 4% Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis ), 5% Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca),  20% Sand Dropseed ( Sporobolus cryptandrus ), 1% Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis) .  . One 500 gram packet covers 200 sq. m. (2150 sq. ft). 500g $144.00. 1kg $240.00. Please use the drop-down menu below to place your order.

How to Grow

Time of Planting. Sow wildflower seeds into prepared seedbeds May 15th through June 15th or September through October. Native grasses 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 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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