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Red Top

Agrostis gigantea, introduced

  • Cool season, introduced species
  • Red-tinged at the base of the plant
  • Widely used as a pasture grass or hay
  • Best source of forage early in the season
  • Can also be used in lawns and as golf course turf
  • Used for erosion control along riparian zones and wetlands
  • Germinates very quickly
  • Grows well in acidic, low-fertility soils
  • Provides nesting cover for ducks and geese
  • Prefers the moist mountain areas of the West and humid areas of the Northeast
  • Well adapted to wetlands and the banks of waterways and ditches

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Poor
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH Acidic or Neutral
Soil Type Medium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 4,900,000
Canopy Mature Height 40-120 cm

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