Rootmaker® Flats


Native Perennials, Grasses, and Sedges

We offer a wide variety of native perennials, grasses, and sedges. Our seed is obtained from various Midwest sources, then put through various stages of propagation until the plants are available in May. In 2002 we offered more than 120 native species and plan to offer even more next year! Our inventory will include more wetland and woodland plants than ever before. Contact us in March for a species availability list. Plants are available for sale late May/early June.

Most of our prairie plants are produced in our Rootmaker® perennial flat. In general, this new flat has been extremely successful, producing plants with phenomenal root systems. As with any new system, we had some learning to do. We learned which plants work well in these flats and which do not. We will make the necessary adjustments to ensure quality plants throughout our production process.

The Rootmaker® flats of 32 have graduated sides with holes for the roots to penetrate, allowing root pruning to occur. This encourages more lateral roots to develop than were possible in our traditional container, producing a much stronger plant. You will no longer have circling roots to cut through prior to planting!

Contract orders can be placed until February 1 for growing next spring, but orders of 100 flats or more need to be placed by December 1. Call for quantity discounts, and order early to insure availability. If there is a species you are interested in that is not listed, we will make every effort to obtain it for you. Contact us for additional information.

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