High Mountain Grass Seed Mix

The High Mountain 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.
Zones3 - 7
Great For Mass Plantings
Winter Interest
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Erosion Control
Soil Enhancer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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What's in this Mix?

The High Mountain 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:
Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Arizona fescue (Festuca arizonica)
Smooth Bromegrass
Slender Wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus)
Bottlebrush Squirreltail
Forage Tall Fescue
Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

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Associated SKUsHC016047
HC015546 (10 Pounds)
HC015547 (5 Pounds)
HC017351 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
Common Name
High Mountain Grass Seed Mix
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Wildflower Mix or Specie
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.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Neonicotinoid Free
Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Erosion Control, Soil Enhancer
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Ships To Canada
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