Orchard Grass OGDactylis glomerata Perennial grass. Up to 18". Long-lived vigorous grass can be established in spring, in summer, or by frost-seeding in late winter. Tall leafy plants grow rapidly even in poor soils, tolerates moderately drained soils. Seed at 10–15#/acre, or 5–6# with 8–12# of alfalfa or red clover per acre. Certified organic.
As perennial pasture: Grazing will help overcome its tendency to form coarse bunches. Provides good warm-weather growth.
As perennial hay: Bunching habit will be reduced if sown with red clover or alfalfa. More shade-tolerant than timothy. Makes a leafy palatable hay that is preferred for alpacas and horses.
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