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Phleum pratense (Timothy) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Phleum pratense

Timothy, Timothy Grass

In Stock: 43.259 lb (Total:43.258lb)
  • PHLEUM pratense

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43.26 lb
PHLEUM pratense

Details

Germination:
84%
Germination test:
estimate
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
994,773
Quantity:
43.26 lb
Collected in:
Wisconsin
Crop year:
2008
Min. hardiness zone:
3
Item ID:
18239

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: Broadcast, drill or hydroseed on prepared seed bed.

Introducing Timothy Grass, the abundant and versatile perennial grass native to most of Europe (excluding the Mediterranean region). Growing between 50-150 cm tall, with leaves up to 45 cm long and 1 cm broad, this grass is commonly grown as a hay grass due to its high fibre content when cut late. It is an essential component of standard grass hay and provides quality nutrition for horses, as well as being an excellent food source for domestic pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and degus. Timothy grass also finds use as a foodplant by some Lepidoptera, making it an essential part of the ecosystem. It requires moist soil and can grow in a variety of conditions, from semi-shade to no shade. Though its pollen is a common allergen, it has recently been used in small amounts as part of a new hay fever vaccine Grazax, which is designed to recondition the body's immune system so it no longer responds to pollen. Overall, Timothy Grass is a versatile, hearty, and critical addition to any landscape.

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