Tall Wheatgrass

  • Tall, long-lived perennial bunchgrass
  • Well adapted to wet, flood prone soils
  • One of the most saline and alkaline tolerant cultivated grasses
  • Excellent seedling vigour, but slow to establish and late maturing
Variety Tall Wheatgrass
Use Hay & Pasture
Root Habit Bunch-grass
Plant Type Basal
Preferred Growing Conditions Adapted to poorly drained alkali soils; prefers a high water table
Production Period Late Spring – Mid Summer
Key Features
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Good flood tolerance
  • Very tolerant to saline soil conditions
  • Coarse leaves are not as palatable as other wheatgrasses
  • Does not tolerate low mowing or grazing
Approx. Seeds/lb 75,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre 20-30


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

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