Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Loess Mixed-grass Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

Rolling loess-covered plains of south and central Nebraska support a mixed-grass prairie community. Upland vegetation includes Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, Blue Grama, and Western Wheatgrass as well as an abundance of wildflowers.  Representative species in this seed mixture include Blacksamson, Cudweed Sagewort, Dotted Gayfeather, Heath Aster, and Shell-leaf Penstemon.

The Loess Hills region of Nebraska is a prime area for pheasants, quail, and prairie chickens. Grasslands interspersed with plum thickets and grassy draws adjacent to row crops provide habitat conditions where upland game birds thrive.

*Please note that the species composition and price are subject to change depending on availability. Species substitutions may be needed at time of order. Seed mix updated 10/24/2018.

SKU: CSM-Loess-Prairie-Seed-Mix Category:

Description

GRASSES PLS/ft2 PLS/ft2
Big Bluestem 0.83 Prairie Junegrass 1.59
Blue Grama, 4.16 Rough Dropseed 2.75
Indiangrass 1.00 Sideoats Grama 1.83
Little Bluestem 2.76 Western Wheatgrass 1.31
TOTAL: 16.23
WILDFLOWERS
American Vetch 0.19 Heath Aster 0.58
Arkansas Rose 0.03 Hoary Vervain 0.40
Baldwin’s Ironweed 0.24 Illinois Bundleflower 0.49
Black-eyed Susan 1.09 Leadplant 0.27
Blacksamson 0.35 Mexican Hat 1.02
Blanketflower (G. aristata ) 0.53 Missouri Evening Primrose 0.10
Blanketflower (G. pulchella) 0.53 Plains Sunflower 0.02
Blue Flax 0.85 Purple Prairie Clover 1.82
Bush Morning Glory 0.00 Roundhead Lespedeza 0.12
Canada Milkvetch 0.37 Scarlet Globemallow 0.34
Common Evening Primrose 0.47 Sensitive Briar 0.06
Common Milkweed 0.11 Shell-leaf Penstemon 0.15
Cudweed Sagewort 0.46 Showy Partridgepea 0.37
Curly Cup Gumweed 0.39 Stiff Goldenrod 0.23
Deer Vetch 0.05 Stiff Sunflower 0.14
Dotted Gayfeather 0.19 Upright Coneflower 1.02
Entire-leaved Rosinweed 0.02 Western Yarrow 0.98
False Boneset 0.36 White Prairie Clover 0.63
False or Oxeye Sunflower 0.07 Whorled Milkweed 0.03
Fringed Sagewort 0.83 Wild Bergamot 0.44
TOTAL: 16.36

High Quality Habitat

Pheasants Forever has high standards for wildlife habitat. After all, we are the habitat organization. Whether you’re interested in wildlife or wildflowers, we encourage the use of seed mixtures that follow our High Quality Habitat Standard:
  • A minimum of 50% of the seed mixture will be comprised of wildflowers and forbs.
  • Each seeding mixture will contain 40 or more species to provide high diversity and broad benefits.
  • Each seeding mixture will contain at least one appropriate milkweed species to benefit monarch butterflies.
  • An appropriate number of flowering plants will be provided throughout the entire growing season.
  • Seeding mixtures are designed using the appropriate seeds per square foot for each species.

A note about wildflower and pollinator seed mixes

The establishment of a wildflower, prairie, or pollinator seed mix depends on two critical elements: time and management. Many of the wildflower species listed in these mixtures will take several years to show up…be patient. In addition, the natural process of plant succession means that you’ll need to mange the stand to keep it looking diverse and colorful in the future. Otherwise, grasses tend to dominate the community. Every two years, plan to manage your habitat by applying some form of management like prescribed burning, herbicide application, light disking, managed grazing or haying.

The Habitat Organization

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs.

Additional information

Seeding Rate

32.60 PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Characteristics

Deep, well-drained upland soils with loam, silt loam, or silty clay loam texture.

Sunlight

Full sun