Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Lowland Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

This tallgrass prairie seed mix is true to its name, with impressive wildflowers such as Grayhead Coneflower, Thickspike Gayfeather, Compass Plant, and Sweet Joe Pye Weed. All together, there are 41 wildflower species. This plant community typically occurs in floodplains or somewhat poorly-drained sites in eastern Nebraska.

While Little Bluestem typically dominates upland prairies, Big Bluestem is dominant in lowlands. Big Bluestem can out-compete Little Bluestem for light and moisture because it has a height advantage and deeper roots. Tallgrass prairie has largely been replaced by corn and soybeans because the rich prairie soil, rainfall, and flatlands are ideal for crop production.

*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 04/18/2019.

SKU: CSM-Eastern-Lowland-Tallgrass-Prairie Categories: ,

Description

GRASSES 27% (8.559 PLS/ft2)
Big Bluestem, Pawnee Little Bluestem, Aldous
Fox Sedge Prairie Cordgrass
Indiangrass, Cheyenne Slender Wheatgrass
Lance-Fruit Oval Sedge Virginia Wildrye
WILDFLOWERS 73% (22.740 PLS/ft2)
Alleghney Monkey Flower Ironweed
American Germander Missouri Goldenrod
Black-eyed Susan New England Aster
Blue Lobelia Obedience Plant
Blue Vervain Ohio Spiderwort
Boneset Plains Coreopsis
Brown-eyed Susan Purple Coneflower
Canada Milkvetch Purple Prairie Clover
Canada Tick-trefoil Rattlesnake Master
Cardinal Flower Showy Partridgepea
Common Evening Primrose Smooth Blue Aster
Compass Plant Sneezeweed
Culver’s Root Spotted Joe Pye Weed
Cup Plant Swamp Milkweed
Cutleaf Coneflower Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Dense Blazing Star Tall Coreopsis
False Sunflower Thickspike Gayfeather
Foxglove Beardstongue Virginia Mountain Mint
Golden Alexander Western Yarrow
Grayhead Coneflower Wild Bergamot
Illinois Bundleflower
TOTAL: 31.299 PLS/ft2

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 manage 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

27.09 PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Moisture

Wet-Mesic

Sunlight

Full sun

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