Poa secunda ssp. canbyi

Poa secunda ssp. canbyi

Canby bluegrass

Formerly known as Poa canbyi. Short, cool season, drought tolerant, perennial bunchgrass with extensive shallow fibrous root system. Adapted to both shallow and deep soils and all soil textures. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife. One of the first grasses to green-up in the spring. Useful as an early-season forage and for out-competing undesirable weedy spring annuals.

Varieties: 
Canbar

This strain was selected for release due to its superior vigor, early spring growth and numerous basal leaves. Canbar is adapted to most soil textures but it performs particularly well on shallow soils. It is a summer-dormant/winter-active plant with good drought tolerance. (Released 1979, source of ecotype: Blue Mtns., WA)

Species Attributes

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

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
15.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
926,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes