- Latin Name-Orchard Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height-1-3ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Orchard grass is a highly productive cool-season perennial grass that is shade-tolerant and easy to establish.
It can reach 18 inches in height, or up to 28 inches with irrigation, and is a versatile, high-quality grass that can provide excellent grazing for livestock. It produces seeds during its initial spring growth, followed by summer growth of soft leaves, palatable to farm animals. A low-maintenance groundcover, orchard grass is useful for controlling erosion due to its dense network of roots. Hardy in Zones 3-7, it prefers clay, loamy, or acidic soil that drains well.
Orchard Grass is adaptable.
Orchard Grass is a clump of tall growing grass that can grow in the colder seasons of fall and winter. It is one that can tolerate shade and tolerate drought conditions. This grass has been recorded on the books of growing in the US before the 1700’s. It is a fast grower and matures in the early spring. It cannot tolerate and grow in wet areas, and soil like other native grasses, but the roots love to stay moist to develop to its fullest. The Orchard grass looks very similar to grass. Orchard Grass is drought resistant and can tolerate heat pretty well. This grass can be groomed, cut or mowed to your height. The orchard grass can be grown with alfalfa or clover for maximum production. It can grow up to 4 inches tall and is a fast grower. It cannot be called another plant because it has a look of its own. In Europe, it's called cocksfoot. Orchard Grass will look good in a natural area and is easy to grow. Orchard Grass can adapt to different soil types. Orchard grass will add a natural look to a lawn or garden. It can be cut just like grass and pruned down so that it blends it with other grass or they can grow standing alone. Orchard grass can make a lawn or good food for horses, cows, and even turkey. It can be taken care of for around two years if it is properly taken care of.
The orchard grass is very permanent.
It multiplies in cold seasons and can withstand shade and droughts. If you are a farmer or have a large lot of land with animals, then it should be on your plot. The long, durable grass is a staple for anyone looking to round out their plot of land with a proven, tried and real grass to feed grazing animals or provide extra shade and privacy where it's needed. The green grass blooms with a light purple top and blooms in early summer.
This grass originated in Europe and would be found in the ancient lands of many of the people who first emigrated to America. This durable grass would have been in the farms that fed the European people centuries ago. This grass began to appear in North America in the late 18th century. The familiarity of this grass will remind you and your family of ancestral lands of hundreds ago. Orchard grass gives a very natural look to any area. It will grow to be 1 to 3 feet tall. I will grow well in various soil conditions. It will also attract birds for the nature lovers.