MONTANE SEED MIXES

for mixed conifer forest openings
elevation range 6,000' - 9,000'
15-30 inches precipitation and winter snow, summer rain
Montane Wildflowers
seeding rate: 8oz per 1,000 sq.ft.
20 % Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax)
20 % Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mt Penstemon)
12 % Gaillarida aristata (Perennial Gaillardia)
10 % Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)
10 % Ratibida columnifera (Prairie Coneflower)
10 % Oxytropis sericea (Silky Locoweed)
5 % Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mt. Beeplant)
5 % Penstemon eatonii (Firecracker Penstemon)
3 % Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)
2 % Heliomeris multiflora (Showy Goldeneye)
2 % Machaeranthera bigelovii (Purple Aster)
0.5 % Penstemon virgatus (Wand Beardtongue)
0.5 % Aquilegia coerulea (Blue Columbine)
Montane Grasses
seeding rate: 2 lbs per 1,000 sq.ft. or 25 lbs per acre.
25 % Elymus trachycaulus (Slender Wheatgrass)
25 % Elymus lanceolatus (Thickspike Wheatgrass)
20 % Bromus ciliatus (Fringed Brome)
10 % Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)
10 % Festuca arizonica (Arizona Fescue)
6 % Sporobolus cryptandrus (Sand Dropseed)
2 % Koeleria macrantha (Junegrass)
2 % Poa fendleriana (Mutton Grass)
Montane Meadow Mix
(a blend of 70% Montane grasses and 30% Montane wildflowers)
seeding rate: 1 pound per 1,000 sq.ft.