HIGH ALTITUDE SEED MIXES

general mixes for most sites at elevation range 8,000' - 11,000'
20-36 inches precipitation and winter snow
High Altitude Wildflowers
seeding rate: 8oz per 1,000 sq.ft.
20 % Linum lewisii (Blue Flax)
20 % Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mt Penstemon)
20 % Gaillarida aristata (Perennial Gaillardia)
12 % Lupinus alpestris (Mountain Lupine)
10 % Hedysarum boreale (Northern Sweetvetch)
3 % Heliomeris multiflora (Showy Goldeneye)
3 % Oxytropis sericea (Silky Locoweed)
3 % Wyethia amplexicaulis (Mules Ears)
2.5 % Helinathella quinquenervis (Aspen Sunflower)
2 % Agastache urticifolia (Horsemint)
2 % Penstemon cyaneus (Blue Penstemon)
1 % Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
1 % Geranium viscosissimum (Sticky Geranium)
0.5 % Aquilegia coerulea (Blue Columbine)
High Altitude Grasses
seeding rate: 2 lbs per 1,000 sq.ft. or 25 lbs per acre.
25 % Elymus trachycaulus (Slender Wheatgrass)
25 % Bromus marginatus (Mountain Brome)
24 % Festuca saximontna (Rocky Mt Fescue)
10 % Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hairgrass)
5 % Agrostis scabra (Ticklegrass)
5 % Bromus ciliatus (Fringed Brome)
4 % Trisetum spicatum (Spike Trisetum)
2 % Koeleria macrantha (Junegrass)
High Altitude Meadow Mix
(a blend of 70% High Altitude grasses and 30% High Altitude wildflowers)
seeding rate: 1 pound per 1,000 sq.ft.