Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Upland Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

The tallgrass prairie evokes imagery of wildflowers blooming in summer and birds flushing from a bunch of bluestem. This diverse mix of native grasses and 41 wildflower species is sure to please prairie enthusiasts, pollinators, and pointing dogs alike. Best suited for mesic soils.

Did you know that the eastern tallgrass prairie is one of the most diverse grassland communities of the Great Plains? Studies of remnant prairies in Nebraska have reported around 300 native species of plants.

*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-Upland-Tallgrass-Prairie Categories: ,

Description

GRASSES 30% (8.090 PLS/ft2)
Big Bluestem, Pawnee Rough or Tall Dropseed
Indiangrass, Cheyenne Sideoats Grama, Butte
Little Bluestem, Aldous Slender Wheatgrass
Prairie Dropseed
WILDFLOWERS 70% (19.076 PLS/ft2)
American Germander New England Aster
Baldwin’s Ironweed Pale Purple Coneflower
Black-eyed Susan Pitcher Sage
Blanketflower (Indian Blanket) Plains Coreopsis
Blue Flax Purple Coneflower
Blue Vervain Purple Prairie Clover
Butterfly Milkweed Rattlesnake Master
Canada Milkvetch Rough Gayfeather
Canada Tick-trefoil Roundhead Lespedeza
Common Milkweed Showy Partridgepea
Compass Plant Smooth Blue Aster
Cudweed Sagewort Stiff Goldenrod
False Boneset Sweet Joe Pye Weed
False Sunflower Thickspike Gayfeather
Foxglove Beardstongue Upright Coneflower
Golden Alexander Virginia Mountain Mint
Grayhead Coneflower Western Yarrow
Hoary Vervain White Prairie Clover
Illinois Bundleflower White Wild Indigo
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Wild Bergamot
Leadplant
TOTAL: 27.166 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

25.62 PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Moisture

Mesic

Sunlight

Full sun

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