Potomac Orchardgrass Seed, 50 Lb Bag

  • Ingredients: Orchardgrass
  • Details

‘Potomac’ is bunch-type, tall-growing, cool-season perennial grass that is productive, persistent, and rust-resistant. It produces good yields but matures too early to be compatible with alfalfa for hay. When seeded in a monoculture, 'Potomac' often produces very high yields. This variety should be used where early maturity is needed and as a single species hay.

Orchardgrass is easy to establish and has a denser root system than smooth Bromegrass, Timothy or Bluegrass. It grows on a wide range of soil types, doing well in low-fertility soils, but also responding well to high-fertility soils. Orchardgrass will persist and make reasonable yields on soils that have moderately poor drainage.

  • One of the most productive cool-season grasses!
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Fairly drought resistant
  • Moderate winter hardiness
  • Highly palatable for all wildlife and livestock.
  • Primarily used for pasture and hay forage production


  • Disease Resistance: Very good
  • Seeding Rate (acre) New 25 lbs per acre, Over seeding 15 lbs. per acre
  • Planting Season: Spring - Fall
  • Plant Depth: ½" – 1”