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PlantFiles: Italian Ryegrass, Annual Rye Grass
Lolium multiflorum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lolium (LOW-lee-um) (Info)
Species: multiflorum (mul-tih-FLOR-um) (Info)

Synonym:Lolium perenne subsp. multiflorum

One vendor has this plant for sale.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral sallyg On Jan 6, 2013, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

This seed was used in a novelty kit for growing grass 'hair' in a little ceramic figure. Inexpensive, yet included Latin name on the packet. Will wonders never cease.

Neutral mooresj22 On Sep 7, 2012, mooresj22 from Cozad, NE wrote:

I am using ryegrass as cover crop for my home garden. I am hoping this will amend clay soil. This is my first attempt and I will post results next Spring.


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

Cozad, Nebraska

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