|Spring & Early Summer Seedlings:
We transplant seedlings, generally, three or four in 10 oz. paper cups. Seedlings are best planted where they can
be protected and cared for until the first hard frosts of fall. Then they can be easily moved out to the field whee
cold ground will hold its moisture until spring. Just water them generously when replanting. Spring and early
summer inventories depend, naturally, on our seed sprouting success. Three dollars per cup with some more
difficult species costing more.
Custom seeds available for late fall and winter planting (small plots up to five acres). Tall grass, short grass, dry or
mesic, we can prepare a blend to do the job. On site evaluation and free advice in regards to your site
We fortify our seedlings in our nursery, making sure they are strong and healthy for fall transplanting. The vast
majority of our roots (over 90% in our own prairies and ones we've planted for others) survive winter and bloom the
next spring, summer and fall; depending on specific timing. An exception would be compass plant, which requires
four years, and sometimes prairie dock which needs to build a big root.
Root stock is sold on a per plant basis; most roots selling for $3.00 with other rarer and harder to grow species
costing more ( example: butterfly milkweed, the indigos and gentians @ $5.00).
Roots are dug only upon order with best results obtained with almost immediate planting.
Because prairies are rather local things, all our initial seeds and root stock were collected within a radius of no
more than 100 miles form our base location. We do not recommend that our seeds or plants be utilized much
further away then that.
We can design and plant your prairie, which you can be enjoying the very next year.
Flax Leaf Aster
New England Aster
Sky Blue Aster
Fox Glove Beards tongue
Pale Purple Coneflower
Prairie Sun Flower
Sweet Brown-eyed Susan
|A Division of Earth's Natural Herbal Teas by Marcia etc., Inc.
P.O. Box 74
Ashton, IL. 61006