Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Tallgrass: Pollinator Habitat

$120.00 per acre

This pollinator habitat mix, designed for the tallgrass prairie region, has 40 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.

Description

GRASSES 25% (4.390 PLS/ft2)
Little Bluestem, Aldous Sideoats Grama, Trailway
Prairie Junegrass
WILDFLOWERS 75% (13.237 PLS/ft2)
Baldwin’s Ironweed Leadplant
Black-eyed Susan Lemon Mint
Blanketflower (Indian Blanket) Mexican Hat
Butterfly Milkweed Missouri Goldenrod
Canada Goldenrod New England Aster
Canada Milkvetch Pale Purple Coneflower
Canada Tick-trefoil Pitcher Sage
Clasping Coneflower Purple Coneflower
Common Evening Primrose Purple Prairie Clover
Common Milkweed Rough Gayfeather
Compass Plant Sawtooth Sunflower
Cudweed Sagewort Shell-leaf Penstemon
Dotted Gayfeather Showy Partridgepea
Entire-leaved Rosinweed Showy-wand Goldenrod
Foxglove Beardstongue Silky Aster
Golden Alexander Thickspike Gayfeather
Grayhead Coneflower Upright Coneflower
Heath Aster Western Yarrow
Hoary Vervain White Prairie Clover
Illinois Bundleflower Wild Bergamot
TOTAL: 22.701 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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