Rye
Secale cereale 'Wrens Abruzzi'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Secale (se-KAY-lee) (Info)
Species: cereale (ser-ee-AY-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Wrens Abruzzi

Category:

Vegetables

Groundcovers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Newton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 2, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the more popular cultivar of Rye in the southeast. It is primarily sown as a wineter covercrop (green manure crop on fields and gardens. It is also planted extenively in wildlife plots. Some feed and seed stores even label it deer rye. A few farmers still combine fairly large acreage, but their market is primarily seed stock. It yields the heaviest tonnage of green manure so I use it on all cultivated fields.