Variety Potomac
Planting Rate 15-20 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 3-4 FT
Seed Count 416,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Dactylis glomerata
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Partial Shade
Preferred Sites Mesic Soils
Grazing Value Very Good




Orchardgrass is an introduced, cool season, forage-type grass that is found in much of the United States and Canada. This long-lived perennial bunchgrass is a valued specie in pastures and rangelands.


  • Potomac variety is a high quality forage variety and is early maturing
  • With good management, high forage output is possible
  • Very good forage quality for all classes of livestock and wildlife
  • Seeding dates of March to May and August to September
  • Allow grazing after 4 inch height and allow for a recovery period to prevent over-grazing
  • Highly palatable for all classes of livestock and wildlife
  • Very good shade tolerance
  • 3-4 mature heights
  • Adapts best to mesic, medium textured soils


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