High Park Fire Seed Mixes

High Park Foothills Native Mix  | High Park Dry Native Mountain Mix  |  High Park Native Mountain Mix

High Park Fire 5-Way Mix  |  High Park Fire Rist Canyon Road Mix #2

High Park Foothills Native Mix

Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix Cool/Warm Ht (ft)
Indian Ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides 5 Cool 1-2′
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 5 Warm 1-4′
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis  5  Warm  <2′
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum  20  Warm  2-4′
Rocky Mountain Fescue Festuca saximontana  10  Cool  1-2′
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula  5  Warm  1-3′
Beardless Wheatgrass Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp.inermis  5  Cool  1.5-4′
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii 5 Warm 3-6′
Sandberg Bluegrass Poa secunda  5  Cool  <1′
Green Needlegrass Nassella viridula 10 Cool 1.5-3.5′
Thickspike/Streambank/Western Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 10  Cool  1-3′
Sand Dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus  5 Warm  2-3′

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentages of species and/or species may change due to availability.

Seeding rate: 15-25# per acre drilled, 1-3#/1000 sq. ft. for smaller areas.
25-50# per acre broadcast seeded.

Price: $11.45/LB

The High Park Fire Foothills Native mix is made up with grasses that are adapted to medium textured soils, as well as, some of the
shallower soils found in the transitional area between the grasslands of the plains and the forest of the mountains along the eastern
slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The Foothills Mix is used for conservation, restoration, cover, forage, wildlife, and for homeowner lots
in the foothills area.  Elevation ranges from 5,000 to 7,000 feet and the average annual precipitation is 8 to 20 inches.

Indian Ricegrass - Native, widely distributed, cool season, medium-sized bunchgrass.  Commonly found with other grasses in the
semiarid western U.S.

Little Bluestem – Native to U.S. and widely distributed across the country. Primary species of midwestern prairies. Warm season,
long-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Blue Grama – Major native species of the western Great Plains and the Southwest. One of the most widely distributed of all
native grasses. A warm season, perennial, open sod forming short grass.

Switchgrass – Native to all areas of U.S. except California and Pacific Northwest. Primary species of the Midwest Tall
Grass Prairie. Medium tall, warm season, long-lived, patchy sod grass.

Rocky Mountain Fescue – Native, long-lived, cool season bunchgrass indigenous to northern hemisphere. Dwarf
small-tufted bunchgrass, very similar to hard fescue, and more common at higher elevations.

Sideoats Grama – Native to U.S. and widely distributed eastward from Rocky Mountains. Warm season, bunchy
sod forming grass.

Beardless Wheatgrass – Native of primary importance in Intermountain region. Cool season, long-lived,
perennial bunchgrass.

Big Bluestem – Native to most areas east of Rocky Mountains and primary species of Tall Grass Prairie of the Midwest. Tall,
long-lived, warm season, bunchy sod former.

Sandberg Bluegrass – Native to western U.S., Rocky Mountain, and northern Great Plains region. Short,
cool season, bunchgrass.

Green Needlegrass – Native to the northern Great Plains and adjacent areas. Rather tall, cool season,
long-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Thickspike/Streambank/Western Wheatgrass – Native to the western U.S. Drought-tolerant, cool season,
long-lived, perennial sod former.

Sand Dropseed – Native, warm season, perennial bunchgrass. Occurs abundantly on sandy open sites in Southern
Plains and Southwest. Widely distributed in U.S.

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High Park Dry Native Mountain Mix

Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix Cool/Warm Ht (ft)
Mountain Brome Bromus marginatus 20 Cool 1-3′
Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus  20 Cool 1.5-4′
Streambank Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 10 Cool <1′
Rocky Mountain Fescue Festuca saximontana 10 Cool 1-2′
Prairie Junegrass Koeleria cristata 5 Cool 1-2′
Thickspike Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 10 Cool 1-3′
Beardless Wheatgrass Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. inermis 10 Cool 1.5-4′
Bottlebrush Squirreltail Elymus elymoides 5 Cool 1-2′
Sandberg Bluegrass Poa secunda 10 Cool <1′

 
Percentages of species and/or species may change somewhat due to availability.

Seeding rate:  50# per acre broadcast seeded, 2-5#/1000 sq. ft. for smaller areas.

Price: $10.80/LB

The High Park Fire Dry Native Mountain Mix is adapted to dry mountain conditions and useful for restoration, forage and wildlife. It is also
adapted for reclamation of roads, trails, pipelines and home-sites. The sites are generally shallow soils, low precipitation and often
south facing slopes. The elevation ranges from 7,000 to over 9,000 feet.  The average annual precipitation is 8 to 16 inches and most of the
moisture falls as snow in the winter. Much of the area is grass and shrubs with valley bottoms, aspen and cottonwood. 

Mountain Brome - Rapid developing, short lived, medium sized, cool season bunchgrass.  Native to the Intermountain west.

Slender Wheatgrass - Important, native cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass.  Early seral species found in northern Great Plains,
northern Rocky Mountains and Intermountain regions.

Streambank Wheatgrass - Native of western U.S., northern Great Plains and western Intermountain region of the U.S.  Drought-tolerant,
cool season, long-lived, perennial sod former.

Rocky Mountain Fescue - Native to the Intermountain west.  A long-lived, perennial, cool season bunchgrass.

Prairie Junegrass - Native to western North America.  Slender, cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass.

Thickspike Wheatgrass - Native to the western U.S.  Drought-tolerant, cool season, long-lived, perennial sod former.

Beardless Wheatgrass - Native of primary importance in Intermountain region.  Cool season, long-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Bottlebrush Squirreltail - Native to the U.S., and is a cool season, early seral, short-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Sandberg Bluegrass - Native to western U.S., Rocky Mountain, and northern Great Plains region.  Short, cool season, bunchgrass.

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High Park Native Mountain Mix

Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix Cool/Warm Ht (ft)
Mountain Brome Bromus marginatus 20 Cool 1-3′
Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus 20 Cool 1.5-4′
Sherman/Canby Bluegrass Poa secunda 5 Cool 1-2′
Rocky Mountain Fescue Festuca saximontana 5 Cool 1-2′
Blue Wildrye Elymus glaucus 15 Cool 2-4′
Steambank Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 20 Cool 1′
Prairie Junegrass Koeleria cristata 5 Cool 1-2′
Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa 5 Cool 2-4′
Alpine/Sandberg Bluegrass Poa alpina 5 Cool 1′

 
Percentages of species and/or species may change somewhat due to availability.

Seeding rate:  25# per acre drilled, 50# per acre broadcast seeded, 2-5#/1000 sq. ft. for smaller areas.

Price: $8.85/LB

The High Park Fire Native Mountain Mix is adapted to a wide range of mountain conditions and is useful for restoration, forage and wildlife.
It is also adapted for reclamation of roads, trails, pipelines and home-sites. These sites generally have good soils, high precipitation, and
often north facing slopes. The elevation ranges from 6,000 to over 10,000 feet.  The average annual precipitation is 20 to 30 inches and
most of the moisture falls as snow in the winter. Much of the area is forested with pine trees.  However, there are many open areas that
support grasses and shrub vegetation.

Mountain Brome - Rapid developing, short-lived, medium sized, cool season bunchgrass.  Native to the Intermountain west.

Slender Wheatgrass - Important, native cool season bunchgrass in northern Great Plains, northern Rocky Mountains and Intermountain regions.

Big/Canby Bluegrass - Native to the Intermountain West.  Medium sized, basal-leafed, cool season bunchgrass.

Rocky Mountain Fescue - Native, long-lived, cool season bunchgrass indigenous to the northern hemisphere.  Dwarf small tufted bunchgrass,
very similar to hard fescue, and more common at higher elevations.

Blue Wildrye - Native to the U.S. and of primary importance to the north-central and western United States.  Rapid developing, short-lived, cool season
perennial bunchgrass.

Streambank Wheatgrass - Native of western U.S., northern Great Plains and western Intermountain region of the U.S.  Drought-tolerant, cool season,
long-lived, perennial sod former.

Prairie Junegrass - Native to western North America.  Slender, cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass.

Tufted Hairgrass - Native to the mountains in western U.S., but also found from East Coast to West Coast in northern latitudes.  Long-lived, cool
season, tufted perennial bunchgrass.

Alpine/Sandberg Bluegrass - Short, erect, densely tufted grass with fibrous roots.  Native to western U.S and Rocky Mountain regions.  Grows in the
cooler regions and higher elevation regions of the U.S.

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High Park Fire 5-Way Mix

Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix Cool/Warm Ht (ft)
Mountain Brome Bromus marginatus 20 Cool 1-3′
Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus 25 Cool 1.5-4′
Sterile Triticale, Quickguard Triticosecale rimpaui 25 Cool 2-3′
Sandberg Bluegrass Poa secunda 15 Cool 1′
Western Wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii 15 Cool 1-3′

 
Percentages of species and/or species may change somewhat due to availability.

Seeding rate: 28.35# per acre

Price: $5.75/PLS LB

The High Park 5-way Mix was designed by the NRCS.

Mountain Brome - Rapid developing, short-lived, medium sized, cool season bunchgrass.  Native to the intermountain west.

Slender Wheatgrass - Important, native cool season bunchgrass in northern Great Plains, northern Rocky Mountains and Intermountain regions.

Sterile Triticale, Quickguard - Cool season annual that establishes quickly.

Sandberg Bluegrass -  Short, erect, densely tufted grass with fibrous roots.  Native to western U.S and Rocky Mountain regions.  Grows in the cooler
regions and higher elevation regions of the U.S.

Western Wheatgrass - Native to U.S. and of primary importance of northern Great Plains but occurs in every state.  Medium height, cool season,
long-lived, coarse-leaf, sod forming perennial grass.

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High Park Fire Rist Canyon Road Mix #2

Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix Cool/Warm Ht (ft)
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula 3.21 Warm 1-3′
Sand Dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus 0.11 Warm 2-3′
Bottlebrush Squirreltail Elymus elymoides 3.21 Cool 1-2′
Big Bluegrass Poa secunda 0.6 Cool 1-2′
Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus 31.73 Cool 1.5-4′
Canby Bluegrass Poa secunda .65 Cool 1-2′
Western Wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii 16.01 Cool 1-3′
Thickspike Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 5.57 Cool 1-3′
Green Needlegrass Nassella viridula 4.07 Cool 1-4′
Steambank Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus 2.41 Cool 1′
Idaho Fescue Festuca saximontana 1.36 Cool 1-2′
Prairie Junegrass Koeleria cristata 0.2 Cool 1-2′
Lewis Flax Linum lewisii 0.7 Cool 1-2.5′
Sterile Triticale, Quickguard Triticosecale rimpaui 30.12 Cool 2-3′

 
Percentages of species and/or species may change somewhat due to availability.

Seeding rate: 19.92# per acre.

Price: ASK

The High Park Fire Rist Canyon Road Mix #2 is approved by the U.S. Forest Service. 

Sideoats Grama - Native to U.S. and widely distributed eastward from Rocky Mountains.  Warm season, bunchy sod forming grass.

Sand Dropseed - Native, warm season, perennial bunchgrass.  Occurs abundantly on sandy open sites in Southern Plains and Southwest.  Widely distributed in U.S.

Bottlebrush Squirreltail - Native to the U.S., and is a cool season, early seral, short-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Big Bluegrass - Native to the Intermountain West.  Medium sized, basal-leafed, cool season bunchgrass.

Slender Wheatgrass - Important, native cool season bunchgrass in northern Great Plains, northern Rocky Mountains and Intermountain regions.

Canby Bluegrass - Native to the Intermountain West.  Medium sized, basal-leafed, cool season bunchgrass.

Western Wheatgrass - Native to U.S. and of primary importance of northern Great Plains but occurs in every state.  Medium height, cool season,
long-lived, coarse-leaf, sod forming perennial grass.

Thickspike Wheatgrass - Native to the western U.S.  Drought-tolerant, cool season, long-lived, perennial sod former.

Green Needlegrass - Native to the northern Great Plains and adjacent areas.  Rather tall, cool season, long-lived, perennial bunchgrass.

Streambank Wheatgrass - Native of western U.S., northern Great Plains and western Intermountain region of the U.S.  Drought-tolerant,
cool season, long-lived, perennial sod former.

Idaho Fescue - Native, long-lived, cool season bunchgrass indigenous to the northern hemisphere.  Dwarf small tufted bunchgrass, very similar
to hard fescue, and more common at higher elevations.

Lewis Flax - Native, annual, semi-evergreen perennial forb with attractive flowers ranging from white to blue to yellow to red in color.

Prairie Junegrass - Native to western North America.  Slender, cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass.

Sterile Triticale, Quickguard - Cool season annual that establishes quickly.