Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)
Orchard Grass: Dactylis glomerata, or common orchard grass, is a perennial animal grazing grass that enjoys worldwide popularity for its quick growth and density.
A native species from North Africa, Asia, and eastern Europe, Dactylis glomerata grows in the full sun almost anywhere with a moderate temperature.
TN Nursery customers order this grass when they need a drought-tolerant species for natural areas or pasturelands. This good-natured plant can tolerate a variety of water frequencies and will adapt as quickly along a pond as in an open field.
You might hear some gardeners call it by other common names, including:
- ● Ascherson's orchardgrass
- ● Cat Grass
- ● Cock's-Foot
Orchard Grass Can Help Remedy Soil Erosion
Orchard grass is an ideal solution for any property ravaged by soil erosion. Because Dactylis glomerata spreads quickly and has such strong roots, it can minimize wind or water erosion.
Plant several clumps in the spring, approximately six feet apart, across all areas that experience erosion. They will crawl outward, helping to retain the threatened soil.
Orchard Grass Is a Country Classic
Most who raise livestock know orchard grass as a nutrient-dense and efficiently managed grazing grass. However, it is often the first choice for people who want to install impressive, handsome, tall grass for a natural area or meadow.
Orchard grass is flat, reaches an average height of about ten inches, and has a green to blue-green tone. As it reaches its mature size, it bends under its weight and forms a lovely arched shape.
Dactylis glomerata produces a flower; it is pyramidical or triangular in shape, displays yellow to gold tones, and forms on top of a spike that stands just a little taller than the grass blades. The flower is attractive to bees.
Order Your Orchard Grass From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery is a nursery industry leader, trusted by thousands of repeat customers because of our commitment to plant health. Please order your orchard grass from us today.
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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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