Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Shortgrass: Pollinator Habitat

$88.00 per acre

This pollinator habitat mix, designed for the shortgrass prairie region, has 27 native 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.


GRASSES 27% (4.521 PLS/ft2)
Blue Grama, Bad River Sand Bluestem, Champ
Green Needlegrass Sideoats Grama, Butte
Little Bluestem, Camper
WILDFLOWERS 73% (11.922 PLS/ft2)
American Vetch Plains Sunflower
Annual Sunflower Prairie Spiderwort
Baldwin’s Ironweed Purple Prairie Clover
Black-eyed Susan Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Canada Milkvetch Scarlet Globemallow
Common Evening Primrose Shell-leaf Penstemon
Common Milkweed Showy Milkweed
Cudweed Sagewort Showy Partridgepea
False Boneset Silky Prairie Clover
Fringed Sagewort Stiff Goldenrod
Heath Aster Upright Coneflower
Hoary Vervain Western Wild Rose
Maximilian Sunflower Western Yarrow
Mexican Hat
TOTAL: 16.442 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.