Directions: Store the seed packet in a cool, dry, dark place for the summer. To plant your prairie seed, find or clear a small space (up to 10x10 feet) with bare soil. The area should have at least partial sun, and full sun if possible. Most of the species prefer well-drained soils. In fall or winter, spread the seed onto the soil. Walk over the area to press the seed into the soil. Many prairie species spend time building deep root systems before they show above ground, so be patient. You may see few or no plants the first year, and some plants may take more than two years to show up.
This mix includes a diverse range of more than 30 prairie flowers, grasses and sedges native to the deep loess soil region of western Iowa and are well-adapted to the local climate and soils. Please note that every packet will not necessarily have all the species, and not every species will grow on every site. Packets also contain some chaff, as not all species were cleaned thoroughly. Information about the species can be found here.