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.
16 % Linum perenne lewisii (Blue Flax)
16 % Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mt Penstemon)
14 % Ratibida columnifera (Prairie Coneflower)
14 % Lupinus alpestris (Mountain Lupine)
12 % Gaillarida aristata (Perennial Gaillardia)
12 % Oxytropis sericea (Silky Locoweed)
6 % Penstemon eatonii (Firecracker Penstemon)
5 % Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mt. Beeplant)
2 % Machaeranthera bigelovii (Purple Aster)
1 % Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulfur Flower)
1 % Erigeron speciosus (Showy Fleabane Daisy)
0.5 % Aquilegia coerulea (Blue Columbine)
0.5 % Penstemon secundiflorus (Orchid Beardtongue)
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.