Rocky Mountain Native Seed Mix

This native seed mixture was developed for the Rocky Mountain region. It consists of native grasses that include both cool and warm season species. Provides great cold and drought tolerance for the extremes of the region.

Characteristics:

Grows 25-36 inches with average rainfall.  Great for holding mountain soils. 

Seeding Rate:

New Seeding:

  • Broadcast: 20-25 lbs/acre
  • Drilled: 15-20 lbs/acre

Overseeding:

  • Broadcast: 10-15 lbs/acre
  • Drilled: 5-10 lbs/acre

Description

Mix contains:

20% Slender Wheatgrass

Cool season bunchgrass with germination in 21-28 days. A species well adapted to the mountain and intermountain areas of the western United States and the northern Great Plains. It establishes quickly, and thus is frequently used for reclamation.

20% Mountain Brome

A cool-season bunchgrass with germination in 10-14 days. Survives on thin, dry or coarse soils, and displays strong winter hardiness. Mountain brome will produce best in moist deep fertile soils.

15% Green Needlegrass

A cool season bunchgrass with germination in 5-8 days. A grass native to the area from Northern Great Plains to Arizona. It naturally occurs on bottom lands and river basins throughout the foothill and mountain altitudes.

15% Thickspike Wheatgrass

A cool season sod forming grass with germination 21-28 days. Very drought tolerant and has extensive rhizomatous root system.

10% Rocky Mountain Fescue

A cool season native bunchgrass with germination in 7-21 days. Cold and drought tolerant, common at higher, subalpine and alpine elevations in the Rocky Mountains and Northwest of the United States.

5% Blue Grama (Coated)

Warm season bunchgrass with germination in 7-10 days. This grass demonstrates good drought, fair salinity, and moderate alkalinity tolerances.

5% Indian Ricegrass

A cool-season bunchgrass with germination in 14-60 days. A widely adapted, highly palatable grass often used in the stabilization of erosion prone soils.

5% Sandberg Bluegrass

Cool season with germination 7 – 21 days. Does well in a variety of soils.

5% Bottlebrush Squirreltail

Cool season with germination 10 – 14 days Considered to be one of the most fire resistant native bunchgrass.