Dry Prairie Starter Kit – 16 POTS (2.5″)

$79.00

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This dry prairie starter kit is designed to be an easy way to get started gardening with natives or to add diversity to a dry prairie garden! We have selected these plants to provide beneficial pollinator habitat for the full growing season on sites that are challenging to grow species that require more moisture to thrive. As always, these plants will need to be watered in until established, but once they feel at home, they will be happy to do their thing without additional watering.

Each garden kit comes with a complete Step-by-Step Guide that you can download here.

This garden kit comes with a variety of host plants for pollinator larvae was well as nectar sources for adult pollinators. The pasqe flowers are an important pollen source for emerging bumblebee queens, the narrow-leaved coneflower and blanket flower support the federally endangered Dakota Skipper, and the grasses are hosts plants for butterfly caterpillars.

This kit comes with enough plants to start a small 6×6 foot garden. If you desire a larger garden, simply buy two or three starter packs, or add additional plants from our selection of potted plants.

Kit includes 16 species from the following list:

Spring
Alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)
Pasque Flower (Anemone, patens)
Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)
Pussytoe (Antennaria neglecta)
Large-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)
Slender Beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis)
White Beardtongue (Penstemon albidus)

Summer
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)
Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Hairy Gold Aster (Chrysopsis villosa)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Narrow-leafed Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)
Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Fall
Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata)
Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)
Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)
Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)
Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)