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 42 wildflower species is sure to please the 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 5/29/2018.

SKU: CSM-Eastern-Upland-Tallgrass-Prairie Category:

Description

GRASSES PLS/ft2 PLS/ft2
Big Bluestem 0.83 Rough Dropseed 0.66
Indiangrass o.50 Sideoats Grama 0.73
Little Bluestem 2.76 Slender Wheatgrass 0.77
Prairie Dropseed 0.73
TOTAL: 8.09
WILDFLOWERS
American Germander 0.17 New England Aster 0.36
Baldwin’s Ironweed 0.24 Pale Purple Coneflower 0.15
Blackeyed Susan 2.17 Plains Coreopsis 1.11
Blanketflower 0.53 Purple Coneflower 0.33
Blue Flax 0.85 Purple Prairieclover 1.82
Butterfly Milkweed 0.10 Rattlesnake Master 0.12
Canada Milkvetch 0.37 Rough Gayfeather 0.09
Canada Tick-trefoil 0.12 Roundhead Lespedeza 0.12
Common Milkweed 0.06 Showy Partridgepea 0.37
Compass Plant 0.01 Smooth Blue Aster 0.35
Cudweed Sagewort 0.46 Stiff Goldenrod 0.23
Entire-leaved Rosinweed 0.02 Sweet Blackeyed Susan 0.14
False Boneset 0.18 Sweet Joe Pye Weed 0.23
False or Oxeye Sunflower 0.07 Thickspike Gayfeather 0.08
Foxglove Beardstongue 0.28 Upright Coneflower 2.12
Golden Alexander 0.24 Virginia Mt. Mint 0.29
Grayhead Coneflower 0.15 Western Yarrow 0.98
Hoary Vervain 0.40 White Prairieclover 0.63
Illinois Bundleflower 0.24 White Wild Indigo 0.02
Lanceleaf Coreopsis 0.46 Wild Bergamot 0.44
Leadplant 0.27 Wild Quinine 0.15
TOTAL: 17.53

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