Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Sandhills: Pollinator Habitat

$120.00 per acre

This pollinator habitat mix, designed for the Nebraska Sandhills region, has 36 wildflower and legume species to provide season-long blooms. Flowering plants provide pollinating insects with larval host plants, protein-rich pollen, and nectar. Conservation efforts for pollinators can also be a win-win situation for pheasants, quail, grassland songbirds, and other wildlife that utilize the same habitat.

*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 4/4/2019.

Description

GRASSES 25% (4.745 PLS/ft2)
Little Bluestem, Camper Sand Lovegrass
Prairie Junegrass
WILDFLOWERS 76% (15.198 PLS/ft2)
Arkansas Rose Pitcher Sage
Baldwin’s Ironweed Prairie Spiderwort
Blackeyed Susan Purple Prairie Clover
Blanketflower (Indian Blanket) Red Clover
Canada Goldenrod Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Canada Milkvetch Roundhead Lespedeza
Common Evening Primrose Sensitive Briar
Common Milkweed Shell-leaf Penstemon
Cudweed Sagewort Showy Partridgepea
Entire-leaved Rosinweed Silky Prairie Clover
False Sunflower Slender Beardstongue
Four-Point Evening Primrose Stiff Goldenrod
Fringed Sagewort Stiff Sunflower
Heath Aster Tall Boneset
Hoary Vervain Upright Coneflower
Illinois Bundleflower Western Yarrow
Leadplant White Prairie Clover
Maximilian Sunflower Wild Bergamot
TOTAL: 19.942 PLS/ft2

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.

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