Range and Foothills Seed Mix

  • A premium seed mix at a bargain price
  • Establishes and persists in dense, poor soils
  • Tolerates moderate pH
  • Good year-round grazing and winter browse
  • Use in foothills, rangelends, sagebrush steppe, badlands
  • Time-tested, proven performers
  • Sold in 20 pound bags

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Western Badlands Seed Mix distribution area
Western Badlands Seed Mix distribution area

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Range and Foothills Seed Mix is a mix of perennials used in transition zones, foothills, plains and valleys. Suitable in most areas west of the Mississippi river. This is considered a dryland mix where it is excellent for cover, feed, erosion control, reclamation, and in a less the ideal soil or precipitation.

Range and Foothills Seed Mix provides our customers with a premium quality mix at a bargain price. Consider that FIVE of the seven items in this mix cost well over $10.00 per pound!

Range and Foothills Seed Mix works well in the transition zones, foothills, plains and valleys of the most areas west of the Grasslands. It is adapted to areas for 2,000 – 8,000 feet in most geographic areas west of the Mississippi River, but will perform best in the Intermountain Region of the West. It will work especially well in arid or areas with poor soils. This mix will tolerate moderately saline or alkaline (high pH) soils. The species in this mix are all proven performers. All species are perennials.

Range and Foothills Seed Mix is excellent where cover and feed are desired in less than ideal soil or precipitation conditions. This is considered a dryland mix. All species are good for grazing and winter browse. This mix is good for wildlife habitat improvement.

Range and Foothills Seed Mix is an excellent choice for erosion control and reclamation of disturbed areas. It is suited a wide range of soil types.

Rangeland and Foothills Seed Mix

Percent in MixSpecies
Scientific Name (link)
41%Sandberg BluegrassSandberg Bluegrass
31%Slender WheatgrassElymus trachycaulus
9%Bottlebrush SquirreltailBottlebrush Squirreltail
7%Basin WildryeBasin Wildrye
6%Crested WheatgrassCrested Wheatgrass
3%Blue FlaxBlue Flax
3%Western YarrowWhite Yarrow


Application methods and rates:

This mix can be broadcast or drilled. If the broadcast method is used, scarify or “break-up” the soil surface to ensure a good seed bed. This can be done with something as simple as a hard tooth rake. Any method will work as long as the surface crust is broken. Seed can be broadcast by hand. A small fertilizer spreader also works well.

If a drill is used, plant NO DEEPER THAN .25″. Germination failure will likely occur if seeds are sown deeper than .25″.

Chances of a successful establishment can be increased if the site is rolled or “packed” after the seed is sown, but it is not required.

Broadcast method:  20 pounds per acre
Drill method: 15 pounds per acre

This product is sold in 20 pound bags.

Who is Great Basin Seed?

Great Basin Seed is a seed company that specializes in seed sales and consultation for home, ranch, farm, range and reclamation. We have been a leader in the seed industry since 1974.

Our History

We've been in the seed business since 1974.

What We Offer

We offer seed for home, farm, ranch, range and reclamation projects.

Meet the Gang

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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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