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Tall Wheatgrass



Tall Wheatgrass


Hay & Pasture

Root Habit


Plant Type


Preferred Growing Conditions

Adapted to poorly drained alkali soils; prefers a high water table

Production Period

Late Spring - Mid Summer

Key Features

  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Good flood tolerance
  • Very tolerant to saline soil conditions


  • Lower palatability

Approx. Seeds/lb


Seeding Rate lb/acre

20 - 30

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness


Drought Tolerance


Flooding Tolerance

Moderate to High

Optimum PH

6.6 - 8.4

Acidity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Alkalinity Tolerance


Salinity Tolerance

Very High

Recent BY PLUS notes

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