- Long-lived, cool season grass with short rhizomes and deep roots
- Non-native species introduced for hay and pasture; highly palatable to livestock and wildlife
- Grows 3′-4′ tall
- Establishes more quickly than meadow brome or smooth brome varieties
- Can be planted with alfalfa to help keep alfalfa from lodging
Best Use: Hay, grazing, erosion control, steep slopes, embankment stabilization.
Adaptation: Good choice in droughty areas, but prefers 12” or more of rainfall. Prefers loamy or clay-textured soils; performs poorly on wet, poorly drained soils
Management: Establishes quickly. Begin grazing or harvest at 10-12”, maintaining 6” stubble and allowing for regrowth before next harvest. Slow re-growth following cutting: best adapted to single-cut haying situations
Planting date: April-May, August 1-31
Seeding: Drill into a firm seedbed 8 lbs PLS/A; up to 16 lbs PLS/A on disturbed areas. Seed ½ in. deep on fine-textured soils: up to 1” deep on sandy soils.
$35.00 – $350.00 / Pure Live Seed Pound