Orchard Grass OG
Dactylis 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.
Use Cases and Grow Instructions
Seed at 20–40 lbs per acre, or 5–6 lbs with 8–12 lbs of alfalfa or red clover per acre. 1 lb per 1000 sq ft alone. ②
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.