Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Mosaic Mixed/Shortgrass Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

This seed mix consists of native species found on many western ecological sites. Typical grasses include Western Wheatgrass, Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, and Blue Grama. To help increase season-long interest, we’ve included a selection of 42 wildflowers suitable for western Nebraska.

In natural communities, these plants grow in association with native shrubs such as Leadplant, Wild Rose, American Plum, Sand Cherry, and Skunkbush Sumac. Shrub plantings are an excellent way to diversify habitat for wildlife.

*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 04/22/2019.

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

Description

GRASSES 39% (14.420 PLS/ft2)
Blue Grama, Bad River Prairie Sandreed
Buffalograss, Texoka Sideoats Grama, Butte
Green Needlegrass Thickspike Wheatgrass
Little Bluestem, Aldous Western Wheatgrass, Barton
WILDFLOWERS 61% (22.581 PLS/ft2)
American Germander Missouri Goldenrod
American Vetch Plains Coreopsis
Aromatic Aster Plains Sunflower
Baldwin’s Ironweed Prairie Aster
Black-eyed Susan Purple Prairie Clover
Blanketflower (Indian Blanket) Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Blue Flax Roundhead Lespedeza
Canada Milkvetch Scarlet Globemallow
Candle Anemone Shell-leaf Penstemon
Common Evening Primrose Showy Milkweed
Cudweed Sagewort Showy Partridgepea
Dotted Gayfeather Slender Beardstongue
Engelmann’s Daisy Stiff Goldenrod
False Boneset Stiff Sunflower
False Sunflower Upright Coneflower
Four-Point Evening Primrose Western Wild Rose
Fringed Sagewort Western Yarrow
Heath Aster White Prairie Clover
Hoary Vervain Whorled Milkweed
Leadplant Wild Bergamot
Mexican Hat Winterfat
TOTAL: 37.001 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 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

32.02 PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Characteristics

Shallow to deep soils; moderate to well-drained. Very fine sandy loam, loam, silt loam, or clay loam texture.

Sunlight

Full sun

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