Western Native Seed - Native Plant Seed for the Rocky Mountains and Western Great Plains

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P.O. Box 188, Coaldale, CO 81222 * Phone/Fax: (719) 942-3935 * Email: info@westernnativeseed.com

Click here for general planting instructions/seeding rates

 

    Click on the name of mix to get more information
    Erosion Control Grass Mixtures Elevation Range (ft)
    High Altitude
    Unit
    above 8,500ft
    Mountain
    Unit
    6,500 - 8,500ft
    High Plains/Foothills
    Unit
    4,500 - 7,500ft
    Sage Country (for areas with dry summers)
    Unit
    above 5,500ft
    Xeriscape Lawn Mix up to 6,000ft
    Unit
     
     
    Xeriscape Wildflower Mix 3,000 - 7,500ft
    Unit
     
     
    High Plains/Foothills Mixes 4,500 - 7,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    Short Grass Prairie Mixes 2,500 - 7,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    Sage Country Mixes 3,000 - 7,500ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
       
    Sage Country Short Grass
    Unit
     
     
    Piñon-Juniper Mixes 3,500 - 7,500ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    Click on the name of mix to get more information Elevation Range (ft)
    High Desert Mixes 3,000 - 5,500ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    Montane Mixes 6,000 - 9,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
    Montane Short Grasses
    Unit
     
     
    Subalpine Mixes 8,000 - 11,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    Aspen Grove Mixes 7,000 - 11,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
     
    High Altitude Mixes 8,000 - 11,000ft  
    Wildflowers
    Unit
     
    Grasses
    Unit
     
    Meadow (70% Grasses, 30% Wildflowers)
    Unit
     
    Short Grasses
    Unit
     
     
    Wet Meadow Mixes  
    High Plains Foothills
    Unit
    3,500 - 7,000ft  
    Mountain
    Unit
    6,500 - 9,500ft  
    High Altitude
    Unit
    above 9,000ft
     
    Other Wetland Mixtures  
    Riparian
    Unit
    4500- 9,000 ft  
    Alkaline Meadow
    Unit
    above 4,500 ft  
    Big Thompson Flood Recovery Mixes  
    Low Elevation Streambanks
    Unit
    below 6,000 ft  
    Low Elevation Sandy Soils
    Unit
    below 6,000 ft  
    High Elevation Streambanks
    Unit
    above 6,000 ft  
    NRCS Low Elevation
    Unit
    below 6,000 ft  
    NRCS High Elevation
    Unit
    above 6,000 ft
    Boulder County Seed Mixes  
    Plains Seed Mix
    Unit
    below 5,500 ft
    Foothills Seed Mix
    Unit
    between 5,500 and 7,500ft
    Mountain Seed Mix
    Unit
    above 7,500 ft  
    Sandy Soil Seed Mixes  
    Low Altitude Mix
    Unit
    below 5,500 ft
    High Altitude Mix
    Unit
    between 5,500 and 8,500ft
    *Prices are subject to change without notice and all seed is subject to prior sale.

     

    General Planting Instructions

    We recommend a Fall planting (after the first frost, but before the ground is frozen), for our wildflowers mixes and a Spring planting (April to June depending on elevation) for our grass mixes.  For mixes with both wildflowers and grasses, we recommend a fall planting.  Prepare the seed bed by roughening the surface with a rake in order to create furrows approximately 1/80/4 inch deep.  Many of our seeds are hairy and are easiest to hand broadcast rather than using a typical lawn seeder.  Hand broadcast half of the seed while walking in one direction (e.g. north to south) and the other half in a perpendicular direction (e.g. east to west).  After hand broadcasting, rake the area again and gently compact the soil using a lawn roller or similar device.  Light compaction will greatly improve germination by providing seed-to-soil contact and improved moisture absorption.  Mulch may be used and can greatly improve germination for plantings on dry sites.  Use mulch that is weed free and use sparingly.  In the spring, water the soil lightly (the soil should be kept moist but not soaked) at regular intervals until the seedlings have at least 2 sets of leaves.  You may need to do this for 4-6 weeks.  Next, water deeply and less frequently to promote deep root growth, approximately 1-2 inches every week or two.  Sandy soil should be watered more frequently than clayey soil.  Please remember that a garden of native perennials may take a while to fully mature (up to 3 years) but is well worth the wait!   Please feel free to contact us with any questions.. 
     
     

    General Seeding Rates
    Wildflowers ( 4-8 ounces per 1,000 sq.ft. )
    Grasses ( 1-2 pounds per 1,000 sq.ft.)
    Meadow (1 pound per 1,000 sq.ft.)

    Wet Meadow (8 ounces per 1,000 sq.ft.)