Homesteader’s Choice Grass Mixture

  • For prairie lands of the USA from 3-6,000′
  • Suitable from Canada to Mexican Border States
  • Naturally occurring native grasses
  • Excellent for wildlife and livestock


Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Homesteader’s Choice Grass Mixture is ideally suited to the prairie lands of the United States from 3,000 to 6,000 feet elevation. The grasses in this mix are naturally occurring throughout the short grass prairies from Canada to the Mexican Border States. Antelope, Elk and many other herbivores of the Great Plains have found their sustenance in the green forage of the summer and the sweet and well-cured forage of winter. For this reason these native grass seeds were the Homesteader’s Choice when it came to range species.

Plant Homesteader’s Choice Grass Mixture as a pasture or forage grass or as a re-vegetation base in any low input Western range setting.

Mix ingredients include:

  • Blue Grama
  • Buffalograss
  • Sideoats Grama
  • Western Wheatgrass
  • Sand Dropseed

Seeds Per Pound: 582,280
Per acre planting rate: 20 to 30 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet: 2 lb

We offer several warm season grass mixes suited to different elevation zones. Use the table below to select the seed mix best suited to your area.


Grass MixtureBest Elevation SeasonArea of Adaptation
Homesteader’s Choice3,000 - 6,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Santa Fe TrailUp to 8,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Pioneer Pride4,000 - 5,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Mountain PassOver 8,000'Cool**Southwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states


••While the Mountain Pass mix is a cool season mix, it is listed here with warm season mixes because it’s area of adaptation overlaps states and elevation zones where cool and warm season grasses mix.

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Right: Company founder Lloyd and his wife Paula Stevens in a wildflower seed production field circa 1977

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