This shady seed mix was developed right off of the blueprint from the oak woodlands that surround the Chicago Wilderness area. Specifically designed for installation at the onset of restoration and also for overseeding of woodlands that need a little bit of help, this mix contains some of the native species that begin and continue the healing process and provide competition for the dreaded buckthorn and other invasive plants, with a little bit of diversity added for functionality and aesthetics.
Certain native woodland plants can be challenging to establish from seed and can take a lot of time to develop. However, these species are certainly some of the most beautiful woodland wildflowers and critical to restoration efforts. To be able to see these beauties in your yard it is recommended to augment the seed mix with supplemental plant installation. These supplemental woodland ephemeral flowers, grasses, and sedges found by clicking here.
Local woodland seed supply is highly variable, from season to season and year to year, so the ultimate mix may vary, but the design and intent of the mix will remain the same. Contact us prior to purchase to confirm final species mix and quantities.
- Requires Cold Moist Stratification
- Full Sun To Part Sun
- Normal to Dry Soils
*Provided as Pure Live Seed
*All mixes may vary in % composition and species composition based upon availability.
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