Butterfly Prairie for Dry Soils

Our Butterfly Seed Mixes contain twenty percent more flower seed than our other prairie mixes, creating a magnetic setting for butterflies and other long-tongued pollinators. Important nectar plants bloom all season-long …

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Quantity Price Ea.
1/4 Lb $95.00
1/2 Lb $190.00
1-2 Lb $265.00
3-4 Lb $208.33
5-9 Lb $187.00
10+ Lb $169.50
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 4'
Seeding Rate 10 Lbs per Acre; 1/4 Lb per 1000 Sq Ft.

Our Butterfly Seed Mixes contain twenty percent more flower seed than our other prairie mixes, creating a magnetic setting for butterflies and other long-tongued pollinators. A variety of flowering natives, chosen for their importance as nectar sources, bloom all season-long from mid-spring into late fall. Plan for the long-term with a native perennial habitat that will support butterflies for years to come. For well-drained sandy, gravelly and rocky soils. Contains at least 18 wildflowers and three or more grasses.

Establishment Notes

Important. Native seed mixes take three years to fully mature.  In the first year, seedlings will expend their energy developing roots, and the plants may grow only an inch or two. During the first two years your site will require mowing to control weed growth. After two or three season the natives will begin to reign. The process requires patience, but even more important is to discourage the growth of weeds during the establishment – the first three to four years.  Read our Seed Mix Establishment Guide to learn more about growing a prairie from seed.

Pure Live Seed Notes

All of our seed is sold on a Pure Live Seed (PLS) basis. A PLS pound is the weight of seed required to equal one pound of 100% pure, germinable seed. This is calculated based upon each seed lot's purity and germination tests. Our seed is tested by an independent seed lab for purity and germination, using industry standard testing procedures. We track the ecotype origin of our seed inventory and provide this information at customer request.