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Pubescent Wheatgrass

  • Long-lived, cool-season grass with short creeping rhizomes and a deep feeding root system
  • Remains green during the summer with adequate moisture
  • Versatility to use in hay, pasture, or erosion control applications
  • More drought tolerant and winter hardy than intermediate wheatgrass


VarietyPubescent Wheatgrass
UseHay & Pasture
Root HabitSlow Sod Forming
Plant TypeElongating
Preferred Growing ConditionsWidely adapted; prefers well drained soils with adequate moisture
Production PeriodSpring – Summer
Key Features
  • Widely adapted
  • Moderately tolerant to salinity
  • Good in mixtures with alfalfa
  • Short-lived under intensive grazing
Approx. Seeds/lb80,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre16-22


Environmental Tolerances
Drought ToleranceModerate to High
Flooding ToleranceLow
Optimum PH6.0 – 8.4
Acidity ToleranceLow
Alkalinity ToleranceModerate
Salinity ToleranceLow to Moderate
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