Secale cereale

Secale cereale

Cereal rye

Previous scientific name(s): Secale strictum, Triticum cereale

Cool season, drought tolerant, annual grass adapted to a wide variety of sites. Easy to establish and may aggressively spread to surrounding sites. Often used for establishing quick cover or as a soil binder while perennial species are developing.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
90 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
18,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes