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High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix

SKU: HC016047
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1 pound
$39.99
5 pounds $38.00/lb
$189.99
10 pounds $36.00/lb
$359.99
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Overview
The High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix is an expertly formulated blend of cool season grasses that re-creates high elevation meadows for states in the Intermountain West. These grasses thrive in cool mountain areas with late frosts in spring and early frosts in fall. This grass seed mix is formulated to withstand drought, will provide habitat for songbirds and beneficial insects, and be a source of natural beauty with its ornamental seed heads in late summer and fall.
key features
Advantages
Native, Attracts Birds, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control, Soil Enhancing
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Seed Coverage
1 lb: 500-1,000 sq. ft.
5 lb: 2,500-5,000 sq. ft.
10 lb: 10,000-20,000 sq. ft.

Description

The High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix is a resilient mix of small to medium-height grasses designed for use in high elevation areas (from 7,500 to around 9,000 ft. in the southern parts of the Intermountain states and above approximately 6,000 to around 8,000 ft. in the northern part of the Intermountain area). This expertly formulated blend of cool-season grasses thrive in cool mountain areas and is formulated to withstand drought, provide habitat and be a source of natural beauty in late summer and fall.

The season for sowing the High Mountain mix begins after snow melts and extends into late July/early August. The higher the elevation, the sooner in summer the mix should be sown. Best times to seed are either early spring or during summer monsoons, even into late fall. These species grow well in a wide range of soil types; from sandy to loam to heavy clay.

Seeding rate is 1-2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Germination will depend on the amount of moisture present, either by natural precipitation or through supplemental irrigation. These grasses will need two seasons in order to firmly establish. Wildflowers may be added for a splash of color; use 1 ounce of High Country Meadow Mix for every 1 lb. of grass seed.

This Mix Is Comprised Of The Following Grasses:
Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)
Festuca arizonica (Arizona Fescue)
Festuca idahoensis (Idaho Fescue)
Elymus trachycaulus (Slender Wheatgrass)
Elymus elymoides (Bottlebrush Squirreltail)
Festuca arundinacea (Forage Tall Fescue)
Lolium perenne (Perennial Ryegrass)