Rhynchelytrum repens

Rhynchelytrum repens

Ruby grass

Previous scientific name(s): Melinis repens, Rhynchelytrum roseum, Saccharum repens, Tricholaena repens, Tricholaena rosea

Warm season, short-lived bunchgrass that may be perennial or annual depending upon growing conditions. Establishes easily and quickly on coarse, well-drained soils, and is very drought tolerant. Provides good forage to livestock. Its pink cottony inflorescence makes it attractive as an ornamental species.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
3.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
200,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes