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 42 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 10/15/2018.

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

Description

GRASSES PLS/ft2 PLS/ft2
Blue Grama 2.08 Sand Bluestem 2.22
Indiangrass 1.00 Sideoats Grama 1.83
Little Bluestem 2.07 Switchgrass 0.54
Prairie Junegrass 1.59 Western Wheatgrass 0.65
Prairie Sandreed 2.36
TOTAL: 14.34
WILDFLOWERS
American Vetch 0.09 Hoary Vervain 0.40
Baldwin’s Ironweed 0.24 Leadplant 0.27
Blackeyed Susan 1.09 Leadplant 0.27
Blacksamson 0.17 Mexican Hat 1.02
Blanketflower 0.53 Plains Sunflower 0.02
Bush Morning Glory 0.00 Purple Prairieclover 1.82
Butterfly Milkweed 0.14 Rayless Greenthread 0.08
Canada Milkvetch 0.37 Rocky Mt. Bee Plant 0.04
Candle Anemone 0.14 Roundhead Lespedeza 0.12
Common Evening Primrose 0.47 Scarlet Globemallow 0.34
Common Milkweed 0.06 Shell-leaf Penstemon 0.15
Cudweed Sagewort 0.46 Showy Milkweed 0.05
Curly Cup Gumweed 0.39 Showy Partridgepea 0.37
Cutleaf Coneflower 0.28 Stiff Goldenrod 0.23
Deer Vetch 0.05 Stiff Sunflower 0.14
Dotted Gayfeather 0.09 Tall Cinquefoil 0.34
Dotted Mint 0.27 Upright Coneflower 1.02
False Boneset 0.18 Western Yarrow 0.98
False Sunflower 0.07 Western Wild Rose 0.11
Field Snake Cotton 0.09 White Prairieclover 0.63
Heath Aster 0.58 Wild Bergamot 0.44
TOTAL: 14.77

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

29.11PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Characteristics

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

Sunlight

Full sun