Northeast Native Wildflower Mix Seed Shaker

Contribute to the restoration of local ecosystems in the Northeast by establishing your own small meadow of native plants. The blooms in this mix are beautiful to look at and provide habitat for the insects, birds, and animals of our region. Just shake and sow! Each box plants 100 square feet.

Can include the following 18 varieties of annual and perennial flowers:
"Partridge Pea" ~Chamaecrista fasciculata~
"Evening Primrose" ~Oenothera biennis~  
"Penstemon" ~Penstemon digitalis
"Echinacea" ~Echinacea purpurea
"Coreopsis" ~Coreopsis lanceolata~ 
"Indian Blanket" ~Gaillardia pulchella~
"Showy Tick Trefoil" ~Desmodium canadense~
"Wild Bergamot" ~Monarda fistulosa~
"Rudbeckia" ~Rudbeckia hirta~
"Ohio Spiderwort" ~Tradescantia ohiensis~ 
"Rigid Goldenrod" ~Solidago rigida~ 
"Gray Goldenrod" ~Solidago nemoralis~ 
"Gayfeather" ~Liatris spicata~
"Golden Alexander" ~Zizia aurea~
"Eastern Columbine" ~Aquilegia canadensis~ 
"New England Aster" ~Symphyotrichum novae-angliae~ 
"Smooth Aster" ~Symphyotrichum laeve~
"Wild Blue Indigo" ~Baptisia australis~
"Spotted Joe Pye Weed" ~Eutrochium maculatum~

Artwork by Cynthia Cliff.

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Sow your wildflower patch in early to mid-spring. Alternatively, sow in late fall, and the perennial seeds will establish enough to overwinter and come up the following spring. 

Prepare the soil as you would for any bed. Clean out the weeds. Aerate with a garden fork if compact, then rake flat. Lift open the spout of your Seed Shaker and spread the seeds out evenly over an area no bigger than 100 square feet. Then press seeds into the soil by walking over the planted area (with flat-soled shoes!) or using a board to pat them down. If the soil is dry, water the seeds in. In fall, soils are usually moist enough without. 

Continue watering in spring for a few weeks; again, fall sowings usually don't need it. Weed fastidiously until plants reach 12-18" in height. Be patient; the perennial blooms will get better every year!

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