Timothy Grass | Phleum pratense
Also known as timothy grass, herd’s grass or meadow cat’s tail.
Timothy grass is a tall, robust, perennial grass which is a faded grey-green in colour and grows to over a metre in height. This species grows naturally across most of the UK, where it’s long, cylindrical flowers can be seen between June and August.
It is a very palatable grass variety and is included widely in mixtures for grazing and hay production.
Drought-resistant, it copes well with sandy or heavy soils, and grows abundantly on heavy ground. It is very winter hardy, and disease-free, and can be combined with long-term perennial ryegrass to extend the life of a mixture and provide late-season growth.
|Height||Up to 150cm|
|Latin name||Phleum Pratense|
|Setting||Likes most soil but prefers moist heavy ones|