Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Sandy Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

This seed mix has representative species from shortgrass, mixed-grass, and tallgrass prairie communities. Sand bluestem and prairie sandreed are among the few grasses recommended to revegetate and stabilize sandy soils. Plus, there are 41 wildflower species to enhance habitat diversity and structure.

The Sandhills region of Nebraska is the largest contiguous grassland in North America and represents about a quarter of our state’s land area. Wide open native prairies are crucial to cattle ranching and grassland-dependent wildlife, such as the greater prairie chicken.

*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-Sandy-Prairie-Seed-Mix Category:


GRASSES 43% (14.341 PLS/ft2)
Blue Grama, Bad River Sand Bluestem, Champ
Indiangrass, Cheyenne Sideoats Grama, Butte
Little Bluestem, Aldous Switchgrass, Blackwell
Prairie Junegrass Western Wheatgrass, Barton
Prairie Sandreed
WILDFLOWERS 57% (18.659 PLS/ft2)
American Vetch Mexican Hat
Aromatic Aster Missouri Goldenrod
Baldwin’s Ironweed Prairie Aster
Black-eyed Susan Prairie Spiderwort
Blanketflower (Indian Blanket) Purple Prairie Clover
Blue Flax Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Canada Milkvetch Roundhead Lespedeza
Candle Anemone Scarlet Globemallow
Common Evening Primrose Shell-leaf Penstemon
Common Milkweed Showy Milkweed
Cudweed Sagewort Showy Partridgepea
Dotted Gayfeather Silky Prairie Clover
Engelmann’s Daisy Slender Beardstongue
False Boneset Stiff Goldenrod
False Sunflower Stiff Sunflower
Four-Point Evening Primrose Upright Coneflower
Fringed Sagewort Western Wild Rose
Heath Aster Western Yarrow
Hoary Vervain White Prairie Clover
Illinois Bundleflower Wild Bergamot
TOTAL: 33.000 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

29.11PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Characteristics

Well-drained to somewhat poorly drained loam, sandy loam, and sandy soils.


Full sun