Lavender Hyssop Flower, Native Flower from $3.00 $3.95
Lavender Hyssop - A native commonly found in the north central United States. It prefers dry woodlands and prairies and readily adapts to garden environments without standing water.  The leaves are scented like licorice and it is often referred to Anise Hyssop because of this. Butterlfies and other pollinators will stay busy gathering pollen and nectar. It is used by a variety of beneficial insects as well. It is often used in boquets Botanical Name: Agastche foeniculum Characteristics:  Biennial/perennial that self seeds easily Hardy to zone 4 Plants grow up to 3 feet Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice .75g or 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination 30-90  days Plant 12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Big Bluestem - Prairie Native from $3.00 $3.95
Big Bluestem is a giant of the prairies! It’s what was the backbone of much of the prairies. It’s vital for native wildlife. It is native from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. Its nickname is Turkey Foot as the seeds can look like a turkey’s foot.  Lush green 3-8' plants change color at first frost to red and copper tones that provides winter interests. Grows well in all soil types, just not standing water. Hardy to zone 3. Characteristics:  Perennial, hardy to zone 3 Heigh is to 3-8 feet Winter Interest Changes color after frost to red-copper Thrives in almost any soil types and drought tolerant Warm-season grass 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in a warm area (70-85°F). Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in late April-June. Tolerates most moisture levels and withstands drought. Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost.   Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20d days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Showy Milkweed - Prairie Native from $3.00 $3.95
Showy Milkweed is a long lived perennial that is an important host plant for monarchs, and a rich nectar source for many pollintors. Showy Milkweed forms large and dense patches as the it spreads by seed and roots. It is an excellent plant ofr prairies, areas where you want to help wildlife with minimal upkeep. This is native to the central and western United States.  USDA Zones 3-8. grows to 2-4'  Botanical name: Asclepias speciosa Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 3 Plants grow to 4' tall Prefers well-drained loams, wet areas and rain gardens Blooms in June and July Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars .9g or ~90 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten the soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary but will help to increase germination. Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost Sow 1/4" deep Germination 10-15 days Plant 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Eastern Red Columbine, Native Flower from $3.00 $3.95
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Eastern Red Columbine is native to the central and eastern Untied States. It is a late spring to early summer flowering perennial. Bees and other polliantors rely on these woodland species for valuable nectar and pollen. This is very abundant at Firefly Farm & Mercantile. You would see this along our Wild Flower Trail in mid May to mid June typically.  They are 10-18” tall and will casually reseed to keep an abundance of blooms going for years to come. The flowers face downwards and have longer spurs that form the classic combine curl.  The self-sowing variety prefers even moisture and grows best in full sun to partial shade, ideally with afternoon shade in hot climates. Perennial. Botanical name: Aquilegia canadensis Perennial Full sun to partial shade is optimal Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Columbine prefers well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 3-4 weeks Plant Outdoors: 8-10” Apart Light: Full Sun
Black-Eyed Susan - Prairie Native from $3.00 $3.95
We offer this fabulous U.S. Native in various ways.  Best known of all the prairie flowers and the easiest to grow. A single plant can produce hundreds of blooms over the summer and into the fall. Excellent cut flower with 6-10 days of vase life. Plants grow 2-3'. Self-seeding biennial or hardy annual. Hardy to zone 3. Rudebckia Hirta is its common name and you will find the Glorioso Daisy that also has the same name. We also offer this in bulk quantities or with packets that are a bit more modest in nature.  Characteristics:  Self-seeding biennial or hardy annual Hardy to zone 3 Plants grow to 2-3 feet An excellent cut flower that lasts 6-10 days in a vase Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants.  Plant in poor soil as rich soil will weaken stems.   Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost.   Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-20days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Little Bluestem - Prairie Native from $3.00
Little Bluestem is perhaps the most popular native grass in the USA.  It's beautiful blue-green foliage turns coppery red in the fall and provides wonderful winter interest. This is a must native plant for anyone who wants to encourage wildlife and beneficial insects as it provides tons of cover and forage. It was the most dominant of all the grasses 100 years ago across the United States and of course Canada.  The only states it is not native to is California, Nevada, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. This can be used for forage but if hayed, it does need to go to rest every few years or it will die off.  This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.  Schizachyrium scoparium Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial 2-3 foot tall clumps Blue-Green foliage turns copper-red in the fall Erosion control plantings 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions -Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the compansions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing.  Not recommended for heavy clay.  Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20 days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Sandberg Bluegrass- Rocky Mountain Native from $3.00 $3.95
Blue Grama Grass is a cool-season native bunchgrass that grows without rhizomes. It is found in the Rocky Mountain corridor and grows inelevations up to 9,000 ft. It is 12-14" tall, withstands drought, but with enough rain it will stay green all summer. This is the most dominant bluegrass in Utah and the surrounding states. Animals depend on this grass for forage and cover throughout the year.  Recommended for prairie plantings, xeriscape gardens and lawns and as a component of wildlife forage mixes. It is ideal for areas with sagebrush and mountain shrub communities. It is good for forage when planted alongside other similiar habitat grasses. This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.   Botanical Name: Poa secunda, Poa Sandbergii Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial 1-1.5' in height Native grass 1000 Seeds per packet, 1/2 gram, will cover 15 sq ft with no plants or 150 sq ft with other grasses, 1 oz will cover 705 sq ft, or 7,500 sq ft with other grasses.  Instructions - Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed at all times of the year soil can be worked.  Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20 days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
White Prairie Clover from $3.00 $3.75
White Prairie Clover - A less frequent flowering clover but no less hardy. It adds diversity to your landscape and wildlife plantings. It is adapatable to many soil types and is commonly used in prairie restoration and wildlife plantings.  It blooms non stop from mid summer to fall.   Botanical Name: Dalea candida Characteristics:  Perennial Hardy to zone 3 Plant heigh is 1-3' tall White blossoms mid-summer through fall Nitrogen Fixing Plant to improve soil health 250 seeds per packet  Instructions - Easy to grow when direct-seeded into a weed-free seedbed in mid-spring to early summer. Very drought tolerant once established. Alternative is to grow indoors.  Start Indoors: In Early Spring Germination: 10-20 Days Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart Light: Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Idaho Fescue- Rocky Mountain and California Native from $3.00 $3.95
Idaho Fescue Grass is a cool-season silvery blue native bunchgrass that grows to heights of 40" and has very fine blades of grass. There no rhizomes and reproduces from seed. It remains green all winter. It is found in the Rocky Mountain corridor and westwards and grows in elevations up 5,000 to 10,000 ft. It can also be found in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Animals depend on this grass for forage and cover throughout the year. Idaho Fescue has a very deep and wide root system and is great for erosion control, natural restoration, gardens and homes.  This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.   Botanical Name: Festacua Idahoenis Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial 36-40" in height Native grass 500 Seeds per packet, 1/2 gram, will cover 40 sq ft with no plants or 300  sq ft with other grasses, 1 oz will cover 2,000  sq ft, or 5,000 sq ft with other grasses.  Instructions - Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed at all times of the year soil can be worked.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Buffalo Grass - Native from $3.00
Buffalo Grass - is a warm-season grass and is a dominant specieis of shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains and Midwest and is native throughout most of the United States. It is very drought tolerant and is ideal in garden landscapes, prairie restoration, xeriscaing and range mixes as its a forage for White-tailed Deer, Bison, and Prairie Dogs. Domesticated animals will also use it for forage. This is the larval host for the Green Skipper Butterfly. Edging should be used in areas in where it is not wanted as it is stoloniferous in nature.  In winter it does go dormant and will turn brown but by late spring into summer it will remain green even in the driest conditions. It is as home in the south as it is in the north.  This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.  Buchloe dactyloide Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial 2-3 foot tall clumps Blue-Green foliage turns copper-red in the fall Erosion control plantings 55 Seeds per packet, .5 grams will cover 5 sq ft densely, 1 oz will cover 250 sq ft densely.  Instructions -Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the compansions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing.  Not recommended for heavy clay.  Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20 days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Blue Grama Grass- Prairie Native from $3.00 $3.95
Blue Grama Grass is a warm-season native bunchgrass that can be found in the central, southwest. It has expanded its natural range to both coasts but is not found in the Pacific Northwest. You can find this in prairies, open forests, along roads, and plains. The seed head turns a beautiful honey gold brown.  Its seeds look like soldiers in a row as they hand from the stem. It is a dominant species in our short grass prairies. it is used commonly in xeriscaping due to its ability to survive on low amounts of water. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. Recommended for prairie plantings, xeriscape gardens and lawns and as a component of wildlife forage mixes. This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.   Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial 2-3 in height Winter interest Native ornamental 800 Seeds per packet, 1/2 gram, will cover 10 sq ft with no plants or 100 sq ft with other grasses, 1 oz will cover 500 sq ft, or 5,000 sq ft with other grasses.  Instructions - Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the companions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing. Prefers sand and loam.  Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20 days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Indian Grass, Indiangrass - Prairie Native from $3.00
Indiangrass is a wonderful additional to any garden border where you need height and some drama. It can create backdrops and wind breaks for other plantings. Its giant golden seedheads provide beauty and will help feed wildlife all winter long. This is a very easy grass to get established and is beloved by birds, bees, insects, and mammals.  It is native in most of the US and can be found in 44 states, it is not found in WA, OR, ID, HI, and AK. This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.  Sorghastrum nutans Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 3, perennial Does well in all soil types 5-7' in height with ornamenta seed heads.  Erosion control plantings, forage, prairie restoration Combine with Little Bluestem for a striking companion 1g or ~300 Seeds per packet, covers 10 sq ft, 1 oz of seed will cover 300 sq ft Instructions -Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the compansions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing.  Not recommended for heavy clay.  Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring Sow 1/2" deep Germination 14-20 days Thin 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Blazingstar, Dense Blazingstar, Gayfeather Liatris Spicata from $3.00
A U.S. native that resides from the Mississippi eastwards to the Atlantic Liatris Spicata goes by Marsh Blazingstar as it prefers wet or rich garden soils. This is the most commonly seen native in gardens as its dense flowers and rich in nector and pollen. We offer it in seed year round or corms in the spring. Corms will allow you to see flowers the first year while seed will take 2-3 years to flower.  Blazing Star or Liatris Spicata will bloom all summer, provide food for butterflies, perform great in dry conditions, and naturalize well in sunny to partial sunny areas. The blooms are great in arrangements and the plant is ignored by rodents, rabbits, and deer. This plant will work hard for you without having to work hard for it. A must have in every garden. Blazing star is a family of natives that you will find in a large area of the U.S prairies, meadows, forest edges and grasslands. The species 'Spicata' is a great nectar and pollen source.  USDA Zones 4-9  Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: All Summer Cold Hardy Full Sun (some partial sun is ok) Bloom Color: Purple Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, or Cut Gardens 29-36” tall Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun to partial shade, 2-3" inches deep with the roots pointing down (sometimes you have to look carefully to find them). Space each bulb 12" apart and plant in the drier parts of your garden.  Instructions: Germination is increased by a 30- day cold treatment in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring. Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy soil. Alternatively Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out or direct sow after treating the seeds or in early spring or late fall Germination: 20-25 Days Plant Outdoors: 2-3' Apart Light: Full Sun
Plains Coreopsis Flower - Prairie Native $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Coreopsis is a tremendously resilient annual wildflower, native to the United States.  An abundance of blooms, also known as the Golden Wave. Can grow in moist climates and soil types.  Drought tolerant.  A staple in any meadow garden.  Easy to grow and often reseeds.  Attracts bees, butterflies and birds to your garden, while being deer resistant and having an extended bloom time! Aside from being beautiful, they are nectar rich and offer forage for many of our pollinator allies!  Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4 Excellent for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 2-3 feet tall Produces flowers from mid summer until frost. 100 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants.  Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained rich soil.  Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-25 days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Scarlet Sage - Southern Native, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Native to the southern US. Spikes of red flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies from early summer until frost. Not a culinary type. (Salvia coccinea) Characteristics:  One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Wonderful Scarlet Red Blooms Native to the southern USA Pkt (0.3 g, about 183 seeds) Growing Instructions: Perennial in the tropics, usually grown as an annual. Germination: 60-75° F, light required, 10-30 days. Direct sow or transplant after last frost. Ht. 4 ft. Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/8" deep Germination 10-30 days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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