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Wildflowers in shade

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mgardner, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Mgardner

    Mgardner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Any successful wildflower beds for customers ? This job entails 5600 sq ft of shady woods on edge of residence. I have priced seed from 22.50 a pound to 137.00 a pound. The 137 has "native grasses (50%) in the wildflower seed. I aim to make it happen.
     
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I have a client with a similar situation. I used trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, ferns, a few hostas and some astilbe. Had to get permits for the protected wildflowers.
     
  3. urbanlandscape

    urbanlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I don't know of any plants that can be direct sown as seeds like that into a shady area. You're going to have to go with actual plants, like Mike said.
     
  4. Mgardner

    Mgardner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Is there a seed mix for some of those ? I think there is a company in Minnesota that sells ferns and sedges in plugs.
     
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I'm not aware of any seed mix.
     

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