Hydra Aquatic has the capacity and experience to custom grow plant orders to fit the needs of your project. Seed stock for the order can be supplied by the client if desired. Our nursery can accommodate almost any size plant order, and we are happy to recommend plant species and quantities based on individual project needs and unique site considerations.
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Container-grown seedlings are the best way to establish wetland vegetation. We have discovered that container-grown seedlings have the highest transplant success. Container grown seedlings offer these advantages:
- Immediate availability
- Fully developed root systems
- Maximum genetic diversity
- Multiple plants per container
- Highest transplant success
- Minimize invasive exotics and undesirable species
- Overall project cost savings
Our container-grown seedlings are initially started in greenhouses and then moved outdoors for hardening-off. This insures the highest possible transplant rate. Our wetland plants are container grown from source-identified seed. We can ship anywhere in the USA.
Container–grown seedlings are often more cost-effective than bare root plants. We have often observed the following scenario: the project manager orders bare root wetland plants in an effort to keep costs low. Poor transplant success then requires subsequent re-planting. Additional costs are incurred if invasive exotics, or undesirable species become established. Compounding the costs of bare root planting failure are expenses related to increased soil erosion and prolonged regulatory compliance issues.
The difficulties of establishing wetland vegetation from seed are well known. Most native wetland species have extremely low germination rates under natural conditions. This works against most wetland projects where there is clear need for rapid plant growth to prevent soil erosion, meet mitigation requirements or water quality standards. For these reasons, Hydra has found that the most effective and reliable means of wetland plant establishment is via container-grown seedlings.
Please contact us for more information, as timing and project scheduling play important roles in completing a successful custom grow order.