Native Pollinator Meadow Seed Mix 2 (For the Inland West)
This is a mix for the expansive and splendid lands from the eastern slope of the Cascades to the western fringes of the Great Plains – from inland British Columbia to the northern edges of the Great Basin – or for anywhere a hardy, grand, color-filled, drought-, trampling-, and wildfire-resistant plant community might be wanted.
Inspired by the sweeping open rangeland, prairie, and meadow ecology of the great inland West – we developed this beautiful native plant seed mix for dryland environments, for places where seasonal conditions may vary from hot summers to cold winters, for locations that may experience occasional drought or even snowpack.
In creating and testing this mix we sought a balance between some of the ancient and longest-lived perennial wildflowers (plants like balsamroot that may persist for centuries), as well as exuberant, colorful annuals that can reseed themselves to provide a seedbank for quick resprouting after disturbance.
You don’t have to live in a landscape devoid of wildflowers, or one dominated by cheatgrass and crested wheatgrass – you can have a bit of prairie space rich with monarch butterflies, meadowlarks, interesting wild bees, and much more.
SEED MIX CONTENTS
Annual Native Wildflowers (35%)
Maiden Clover (Trifolium microcephalum), Elkhorn Clarkia (Clarkia pulchella), Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), Large Flowered Collomia (Collomia grandiflora), Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Peritoma serrulata)
Perennial Native Wildflowers (35%)
Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata), Northern Mules Ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis), Pale Evening Primrose (Oenothera pallida), Fernleaf Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum), Taperleaf Penstemon (Penstemon attenuatus), Utah Sweetvetch (Hedysaurum boreale), Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), Canada Milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis), Wooly Sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum), Showy Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata), Lewis Flax (Linum lewisii), Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Native Grasses (30%)*
Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata), Idaho Fescue (Festuca idahoensis), Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha)
*(NOTE: These true native grasses are all suitable browse for livestock and upland wildlife, and are host plants for many skipper butterfly caterpillars).
100 sqft = 0.5 ounces
400 sqft = 2.0 ounces
1000 sqft = 5 ounces