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Habitat Kits and Seed Mixes

Habitat Kits:

Habitat Kits have been designed to both establish and/or enhance pollinator habitat on a variety of project sites. Projects may include (but are not limited to) agricultural lands, urban farms, parks, nature centers, schools, businesses, garden spaces and community spaces. Our program will initially place priority for projects near watersheds and valuable habitat corridors that may be important for pollinator population success throughout the state. Plant species within kits are preselected and have been designed to provide optimal seasonal resources that will benefit the greatest number of species per region.

Habitat kits available for distribution in Fall 2023 include northern and southern kits, including plants appropriate for the project’s regional climate. Upland (suitable for well-draining soils and drier habitats) and wetland kits (suitable for water-holding soils and moist to wet areas) will be available for each region.

Projects may be awarded wetland, upland, or both types of kit depending on project location and need. Each kit is designed to cover approximately 300 square feet to habitat. A minimum of 3 kits will be awarded per project (to cover a minimum of 900 square feet total).

Utah Upland Habitat Kits

The upland habitat kits are composed of a variety of native species that provide seasonal blooms across spring, summer, and fall. Species composition will depend on availability but generally consist of the following species and bloom times:

Northern Upland Kit

Southern Upland Kit

Click here to read more about each individual upland plant species.

Utah Wetland Habitat Kits

The wetland habitat kits will include pollinator friendly plant species that prefer moist to wet soil conditions throughout the growing season. Blooms will cover all seasons and provide continuous, diverse food resources for a host of pollinators. Species composition will depend on availability but generally consist of the following:

Northern Wetland Kit

Southern Wetland Kit

Click here to read more about each individual wetland plant species.

Seed Mixes

*2023 Update: Seed packet availability is currently limited. Please check back in the future for more information on seed availability.

Seed mixes are ideal for homes and private gardens but can be used for a variety of enhancement sites.

Seed packets may contain, but not be limited to a combination of the following native species:

annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus), blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis), common gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata), coyote tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata), desert globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), dusty penstemon (Penstemon comarrhenus), firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii), Great Basin lupine (Lupinus nevadensis), Great Basin wildrye (Leymus cinereus), Lewis Flax (Linum lewisii), Munro globemallow (Sphaeralcea munroana), muttongrass (Poa fendleriana), Nevada showy goldeneye (Heliomeris multiflora), prairie aster (Machaeranthera tanacetifolia), Rocky Mountain beeplant (Cleome serrulata), showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), silvery lupine (Lupinus argenteus), sulfur flower buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum), thickleaf penstemon (Penstemon pachyphyllus), Utah sweetvetch (Hedysarum boreale), whitestem rubber rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus hololeucus), winding sego lily (Calochortus flexuosus), yellow beeplant (Cleome lutea)

More information on EACH individual seed species can be found on our Pollinator Habitat Seed Mixes page. Important planting requirements for individual species are detailed in the Utah Pollinator Habitat Program Seed Pack information pamphlet (developed by Southern Utah University).

Click here to return to the main Utah Pollinator Habitat Program page.