Planting seeds

Prairie larkspur seeds planted in the habitat.

Prairie larkspur seeds planted in the habitat.

Purple coneflower seeds.

Purple coneflower seeds.

This month we planted wildflower seeds in our pollinator habitat. Many wildflower seeds need a cold treatment called stratification. In nature this happens when seeds drop from the plant in the fall, overwinter in the ground and then germinate in the spring. Seeds we planted include:

  • Prairie larkspur
  • Showy beardstongue
  • Large flowered beardstongue
  • Purple coneflower
  • Pasque flower
  • Biennial gaura
  • Compass plant
  • Partridge pea
  • Plains coreopsis
  • Butterfly milkweed
  • Whorled milkweed
  • Swamp milkweed
  • Grey headed prairie coneflower
  • White prairie-clover

MJ

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About MJ Frogge

UNL Extension Horticulturist Lancaster County

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