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Sunny Package

Temperate grasslands, including prairie, are the least protected ecosystems in the world. In Minnesota, tall-grass prairie once covered over 18 million acres or over 1/3 of the state. Today, approximately 235,000 acres, or less than 1%, of prairie or prairie complexes remain. Reintroduction of these native prairie species is a critical step in preserving these rare ecosystems and thereby protecting the plant and wildlife species dependent upon them.

With Everyone Doing Their Part, We Can All Make a Difference!

The "Sowing it Back Together" Sunny Kit includes wildflower and grass species that are best suited to areas that receive full sun 6 to 8 hours out of the day and occur in dry, well drained soils that may even be prone to drought. These sunny species, once established, are well adapted to these conditions by having deep root systems that penetrate the soil anywhere from 4 to 10 feet deep! They are able to access water and nutrients that few turf grass species or cultivated perennials could reach.

This kit is based on 100 sq. ft. of area. If the space you are dedicating to "Sowing it Back Together" exceeds 100 sq. ft. you may need a combination of packages. Our educated retail employees can assist you to make the best and most successful choices for your site. Remember, no site is too large for "Sowing it Back Together", so be sure to inquire on how we can assist you on projects larger than 1000 sq. ft.

Your Sunny Kit starts at $95.00 and includes:

1 oz, Grass and Wildflower Seed Mix Containing…
Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed
Bouteloua curtipendula, Side oats grama
Coreopsis palmata, Stiff tickseed
Danthonia spicata, Poverty oat grass
Galium boreale, Northern bedstraw
Lespedeza capitata, Bush clover
Lupinus perennis, Wild lupine
Petalostemum candidum, White prairie clover
Petalostemum purpureum, Purple prairie clover
Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan
Schizachyrium scoparium, Little bluestem
Solidago nemoralis, Gray goldenrod
Solidago ptarmicoides, White upland goldenrod
Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie dropseed
Tradescantia occidentalis, Western spiderwort
Verbena stricta, Hoary vervain
Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander

18 Suggested Plants (4" pots)…

Allium stellatum, Prairie onion (1-4" pot)
Antennaria neglecta, Pussy toes (2-4" pots)
Asclepias verticillata, Whorled milkweed (1-4" pot)
Aster oolentangiensis, Azure aster (1-4" pot)
Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell (2-4" pots)
Fragaria virginiana, Wild strawberry (1-4" pot)
Geum triflorum, Prairie smoke (2-4" pots)
Heuchera richardsonii, Alum root (1-4" pot)
Liatris aspera, Rough blazing star (2-4" pots)
Monarda fistulosa, Wild bergamot (1-4" pot)
Penstemon grandiflorus, Showy penstemon (1-4" pot)
Phlox pilosa, Prairie phlox (2-4" pots)
Viola pedatifida, Prairie violet (1-4" pot)
Substitutions may be required based on plant availability

Also included:
  • A high quality “Sowing it Back Together” metal sign to educate and let others know of your dedication to native plants. Or the book, "Northland Wildflowers" The Comprehensive Guide to the Minnesota Region by John B. Moyle & Evelyn W. Moyle, to assist with identification of individuals in your native planting.
  • A package containing information on preparation, installation and management practices for you native plantings, background on native plantings and its benefits, (Information may vary).
  • Additional information and tools to help you install, manage and inform others about your native planting.


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Princeton, MN 55371

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