Agropyron fragile

Agropyron fragile

Siberian wheatgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Agropyron cristatum ssp. fragile, Agropyron cristatum var. fragile, Agropyron fragile ssp. mongolicum, Agropyron frag

Formerly known as Agropyron sibericum. Similar to A. desertorum but is more drought tolerant, better adapted to saline soils, later maturing, more palatable and performs better on lighter textured soils. An extremely cold tolerant species. Seedling vigor may be lower than other crested cultivars.

Varieties: 
Vavilov

Similar to Nordan crested wheatgrass, but with awnless, narrower seed heads. Very drought tolerant, produces fine, leafy stems. (Released 1953, source of ecotype: Kazakhstan, former USSR)

Variety Release Notes: 
Valilov II

Selected for improved seedling vigor and increased seed yield over P-27. (Released 1994, source of ecotype: former USSR and Turkey)

Stabilizer

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
- 10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 11 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
24.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
170,000
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes