Seed Sales

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JCD SELLS FOUR TYPES OF GRASS AND WILDFLOWER SEED MIXES


These custom mixes are designed by the Jefferson Conservation District. Each species is carefully selected for the district's plant communities and for a variety of soil types. Using these plants in your landscaping application can help with noxious weed management and provide forage for wildlife and beneficial insects.


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Foothills Grass Seed Mix

This Foothills Grass Mix (aka Granitic Soil Mix) is designed for granitic soil types commonly found in the region. This seed mix is more drought-tolerant than mixes containing non-native species, creating a natural look, and providing re-vegetation without putting other native plants at risk. It is composed of eight grass species selected for the area. The species were chosen based on their drought tolerance, aesthetic quality, and high germination success rate. This mix can be planted on its own or in combination with the Wildflower Seed Mix.

This mix is $13 per lb

The species in this mix are:

    • Western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)

    • Indian Ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides)

    • Thickspike wheatgrass (Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus)

    • Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

    • Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina)

    • Swithgrass (Panicum virgatum)

    • Rocky Mountain Fescue (Festuca Saximontana)

    • Canby Bluegrass (Poa canbyi)

Wildflower Seed Mix

The Jefferson Conservation District provides seed mixes designed specifically for areas within the District. This “Wildflower Seed Mix” is composed of native wildflower species. The species were chosen based on their ability to provide habitat for birds and beneficial insects, as well as for their aesthetic quality. This mix can be planted on its own or in combination with a Grass Seed Mix. This hand-selected wildflower seed mix can be planted on it’s own or in combination with the Grass Seed mix.

This seed mix is $45 per lb.

The species in this mix are:

      • Annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

      • Wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)

      • Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

      • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

      • Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)

      • Evening Primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana)

      • Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

      • Prairie coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

      • Wild geranium (Geranium viscosissiumum)

      • Scarlet globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)

      • Western yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

      • Red Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)

      • Scarlet gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)

      • Sulfur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum)

      • Indian paintrush (Castilleja linariifolia)


Quickguard Seeds

Quickguard is a sterile Triticale hybrid (Triticum aestivum x Secale cereale) that is excellent for stabilizing disturbed areas and allows growing time for perennial plant establishment. It is able to grow under cool conditions and is drought tolerant. It can be used as either a fall or spring planting.

This seed costs $2.50 per lb.

Mountain Dryland Pasture Mix

The Jefferson Conservation District provides grass seed mix designed specifically for our local mountainous areas in the District. These mixes are designed by specialists from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service in cooperation with the Jefferson Conservation District. This “Mountain Dryland Pasture Mix” is composed of nine species that are designated for elevations of 7,500 to 10,000 feet. The species were chosen based on their forage value for livestock, and their ability to withstand grazing by horses.

This seed is $7.50 per lb.

The species in this mix are:

  • Western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)

  • Intermediate wheatgrass (Elytrigia intermedia)

  • Thickspike wheatgrass (Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus)

  • Pubescent wheatgrass (Elytrigia intermedia ssp. trichophora)

  • Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

  • Smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis)

  • Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis)

  • Sandberg bluegrass (Poa sandbergii)

  • Arizona fescue (Festuca arizonica)