Vermont Wetland Plant Supply provides a variety of seed mixes for stormwater management and ecological restoration projects. A limited quantity (less than 50 lbs) of seeds are hand collected from habitats in the Champlain Valley and the Green Mountains. Additional seeds are purchased from commercial sources who harvest seeds grown in the northeastern and upper midwest areas of the United States. All seeds species, regardless of their provenance, are native to Vermont and throughout New England.
Seed mixes are available with a minimum order quantity of 1 pound. While many species will germinate readily following sowing, a good number of species require a period of cold and moist conditions that allow the hard outer coat of the seed to degrade. This process is referred to as stratification. Germination will commence the following spring once stratification has been completed. Understanding this process will help alleviate concerns that germination rates are below expectations following sowing.