Albert Lea Seed

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Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm

Native & CRP Mixtures

At Albert Lea Seed, we carry a selection of native seed mixes that meet most MN and IA NRCS requirements for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), CREP seeding, filter strip plantings, and landscaping projects. Our native seed comes from Midwest growers and processors and is well adapted to the growing conditions of the Upper Midwest. If you need specific varieties or species you don’t see here, we can special order species and/or mixes for you.
Note: Due to high dormancy and inert matter of some native species, mixes will not add up to 100%.

Albert Lea Seed MN CP25 Grass Mix

Tall growing perennial native grass mixture suitable for most CRP plantings in Minnesota.  Formulated according to NRCS standards.

45% Big Bluestem
10% Sideoats Gramma
5% Western Wheatgrass
2.5% Green Needlegrass
10% Slender Wheatgrass
10% Indiangrass
3% Canada Wildrye
2.5% Switchgrass

Albert Lea Seed IA CP25 Grass Mix

Tall growing perennial native grass mixture suitable for most CRP plantings in Iowa.  Formulated according to NRCS standards.

25% Big Bluestem
15% Canada Wildrye
10% Western Wheatgrass
1% Switchgrass
25% Indiangrass
10% Sideoats Gramma
5% Little Bluestem

Albert Lea Seed MN/IA CP25 Forbs Mix

A diverse mix of flowering plants suitable for most CRP plantings in Iowa & Minnesota. Formulated according to NRCS standards.

26% Partridge Pea
14% Purple Prairie Clover
8% Prairie Coneflower
4% Leadplant
2% Bergamont
1% Greyheaded Coneflower
0.5% Rigid Goldenrod
16% Purple Coneflower
12% Lance Leaved Coreopsis
7% Common Evening Primrose
4% Blackeyed Susan
1% Plains Coreopsis
0.5% New England Aster

Albert Lea Seed CP2 Grass/Forbs Mix

A mixture of native tall, medium, and short growing grasses & prairie forbs suitable for CRP projects. Formulated according to NRCS standards.

35% Big Bluestem
7% Switchgrass
3.5% Illinois Bundleflower
2.5% White Prairie Clover
2% Blackeyed Susan
1% Yellow Coneflower
0.5% Prairie Dropseed
30% Indiangrass
5% Canada Wildrye
3.5% Purple Prairie Clover
2.5% Rough Dropseed
1% Prairie Junegrass
1% Prairie Coneflower

Albert Lea Seed CP33 Grass Mix

A mixture of native tall, medium and short growing native grasses suitable for CRP projects. Formulated according to NRCS standards.

20% Big Bluestem
20% Sideoats Gramma
10% Canada Wildrye
20% Little Bluestem
10% Rough Dropseed
10% Switchgrass

Albert Lea Seed CP33 Forb Mix

A mixture of native prairie forbs suitable for CRP projects. Formulated according to NRCS standards.

40% Partridge Pea
15% Illinois Bundleflower
8% Grayheaded Conflower
4% Blackeyed Susan
15% Purple Prairie Clover
8% Maximillian Sunflower
4% Wild Bergamont

Albert Lea Seed CP42 Pollinator Mix

Our pollinator mixes contain an assortment of flowers, forbs and native grass species selected to provide blooms and forage that will attract bees and other native pollinators all season long.  The mixes should meet most MN and IA NRCS requirements.

20%  Big Bluestem
  5%  Canada Wildrye
11%  Virginia Wildrye
  3%   Illinois Bundleflower
  2%   Purple Prairie Clover
1.5%  Black-Eyed Susan
   1%   Golden Alexanders
1.5%   Maximillian Sunflower
0.5%  Prairie Junegrass
0.5%  Evening Primrose
0.5% Hoary Leaf Golden Alexanders
0.5% Wild Bergamont
0.25% Prairie Cinquefoil
0.25% Spiderwort
0.15% New England Aster
   8% Indiangrass
   5% Canada Wildrye
   6% Partridge Pea
   2% Prairie Coneflower
   1% Anise Hyssop
    2% False Sunflower
    1% Rough Dropseed
    1% Hoary Vervain
  0.5% Canada Milkvetch
  0.5% Greyhead Coneflower
0.25% Blue Vervain
0.25% Smooth Blue Aster
0.01% Culvers Root
0.01% Monkey Flower








Seeding rate: 7.17 pls lbs/acre (10 lbs bulk/acre)
Mix suitable for IA & MN