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PlantFiles: Cocksfoot Grass, Orchard-grass
Dactylis glomerata

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dactylis (DAK-ty-lis) (Info)
Species: glomerata (glahm-er-AH-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Dactylis glomerata subsp. glomerata

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Nov 18, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An excellent long lived perennial grass for pasture and hay. Planted extensively in apple and peach orchards in my youth.
If you are looking for information or seed , the name is Orchardgrass.

Regional...

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

Morrilton, Arkansas
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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