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Slender Wheatgrass

  • Cool-season perennial with dense, fibrous and relatively shallow root system
  • Short-lived with strong seedling vigour and good summer palatability
  • Adapted to a wide range of soil types
  • Uses include hay, pasture, revegetation and erosion control


Variety Slender Wheatgrass
Use Hay & Pasture
Root Habit Bunch-grass
Plant Type Elongating
Preferred Growing Conditions Adapted to a wide range of soils; prefers well drained loamy soils
Production Period Mid Spring – Summer
  • Short-lived perennial
Approx. Seeds/lb 135,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre 10-14


Environmental Tolerances
Winterhardiness Good
Drought Tolerance Moderate
Flooding Tolerance Moderate
Optimum PH 6.6 – 8.4
Acidity Tolerance Low to Moderate
Alkalinity Tolerance Moderate to High
Salinity Tolerance High
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