Seeds, please!

If you found our blog by picking up a seed packet at our exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, welcome! You may be wondering what might sprout from that little handful — the answer to that question is: A LOT!  Minnesota Native Landscapes was generous enough to donate a wide variety of native grass and wildflower seeds. They’re all species that are adapted to dry (xeric) and sandy sites, which makes many of them good candidates for green roofs.

green roof seed packet

Here’s a full list of seed species in the packet: ready?

Short xeric prairie grasses:
Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis), Prairie Brome (Bromus kalmii), Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis), June Grass (Koeleria cristata), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Short xeric wildflowers:
Fragrant Giant Hyssop (Agastache foeniculumn), Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum), Leadplant (Amorpha canescens), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis), Azure Aster (Aster oolentangiensis), Upland White Aster (Aster ptarmicoides), Stiff Tickseed (Coreopsis palmata), White Prairie Clover (Dalea candidum), Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpureum), Narrow-Leaved Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Round-Headed Bushclover (Lespedeza capitata), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata), Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis), Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Showy Penstemon (Penstemon grandiflorus), Long-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Old Field Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata), Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta), Heart-Leaf Golden Alexanders (Zizia aptera)


  1. Karen Jensen

    Thank you Minnesota Native Landscapes for the seed donation, and to the Tartan High School Relay for Life team for assisting with seed packaging.

  2. Love it. what a fantastic marketing idea. A real win win for client ,environment and yourself. Off to the seed merchant on Monday.

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