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Desert Tortoise Mix

Desert Tortoise Mix



The Desert Tortoise Mix includes:

  • Castilleja exserta (Purple Owl's Clover)
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum (California Buckwheat)
  • Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
  • Salvia columbariae (Chia)
  • Sphaeralcea ambigua (Apricot Mallow)
  • Stipa speciosa (Desert Needlegrass)
  • Stipa hymenoides (Indian Ricegrass)

Approximate sowing rates as follows:

  • Packet: 50 sq. ft.
  • Ounce: 200 sq. ft.
  • 1/4 Pound: 750 sq. ft. 
  • 1/2 Pound: 1500 sq. ft. 
  • 1 Pound: 3000 sq. ft. 



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