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 40 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 was 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 10/23/2018.

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

Description

GRASSES PLS/ft2 PLS/ft2
Blue Grama 2.08 Prairie Sandreed 0.79
Buffalograss 0.99 Sideoats Grama 1.83
Green Needlegrass 1.93 Thickspike Wheatgrass 2.63
Little Bluestem 2.76 Western Wheatgrass 2.61
TOTAL: 15.62
WILDFLOWERS
American Vetch 0.19 Mexican Hat 1.02
Blackeyed Susan 1.09 Plains Sunflower 0.02
Blacksamson 0.35 Prairie Aster 0.56
Blanketflower (G. aristata ) 0.53 Purple Prairieclover 1.82
Blanketflower (G. pulchella) 0.53 Rayless Greenthread 0.08
Blue Flax 0.85 Rocky Mountain Bee Plant 0.04
Bush Morning Glory 0.00 Roundhead Lespedeza 0.12
Canada Milkvetch 0.37 Scarlet Globemallow 0.34
Candle Anemone 0.14 Shell-leaf Penstemon 0.15
Common Evening Primrose 0.47 Showy Milkweed 0.09
Cudweed Sagewort 0.46 Showy Partridgepea 0.37
Curly Cup Gumweed 0.20 Stiff Goldenrod 0.23
Deer Vetch 0.11 Stiff Sunflower 0.14
Dotted Gayfeather 0.09 Tall Cinquefoil 0.34
False Boneset 0.18 Upright Coneflower 1.02
False or Oxeye Sunflower 0.07 Western Wild Rose 0.11
Field Snake Cotton 0.09 Western Yarrow 0.98
Fringed Sagewort 0.83 White Prairieclover 0.63
Heath Aster 0.58 Whorled Milkweed 0.03
Hoary Vervain 0.40 Winterfat 0.36
Leadplant 0.40
TOTAL: 16.40

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