Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Lowland Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix

$300.00 per acre

This tallgrass prairie seed mix is true to its name, with impressive wildflowers such as Grayhead Coneflower, Thickspike Gayfeather, Compass Plant, and Sweet Joe Pye Weed. All together, there are 42 wildflower species. This plant community typically occurs in floodplains or somewhat poorly-drained sites in eastern Nebraska.

While Little Bluestem typically dominates upland prairies, Big Bluestem is dominant in lowlands. Big Bluestem can out-compete Little Bluestem for light and moisture because it has a height advantage and deeper roots. Tallgrass prairie has largely been replaced by corn and soybeans because the rich prairie soil, rainfall, and flatlands are ideal for crop production.

*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 04/14/2020.

SKU: CSM-Eastern-Lowland-Tallgrass-Prairie Categories: ,

Description

GRASSES 23% (7.634 PLS/ft2)
Big Bluestem, Pawnee Prairie Cordgrass
Fox Sedge Slender Wheatgrass
Indiangrass, Cheyenne Virginia Wildrye
Little Bluestem, Aldous
WILDFLOWERS 77% (25.050 PLS/ft2)
Alleghney Monkey Flower Ironweed
Black-eyed Susan New England Aster
Blue Giant Hyssop Obedience Plant
Blue Lobelia Ohio Spiderwort
Blue Vervain Plains Coreopsis
Boneset Purple Coneflower
Brown-eyed Susan Purple Prairie Clover
Canada Milkvetch Rattlesnake Master
Canada Tick-trefoil Roundhead Lespedeza
Cardinal Flower Sawtooth Sunflower
Common Evening Primrose Showy Partridgepea
Compass Plant Smooth Blue Aster
Cudweed Sageewort Sneezeweed
Culver’s Root Spotted Joe Pye Weed
Cup Plant Swamp Milkweed
Dense Blazing Star Sweet Joe Pye Weed
False Sunflower Tall Coreopsis
Foxglove Beardstongue Thickspike Gayfeather
Golden Alexander Virginia Mountain Mint
Grayhead Coneflower Western Yarrow
Illinois Bundleflower Wild Bergamot
TOTAL: 32.683 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

27.09 PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Moisture

Wet-Mesic

Sunlight

Full sun

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