Secale montanum

Secale montanum

Mountain rye

Short-lived introduced perennial rye from southwest Asia. Adapted to a wide range of conditions across the U.S. Grows well on all types of soil in elevations from 500-7,000 ft., in temperatures from 23° to 86° F, where there is 10-40 inches annual precipitation.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
500 
- 7,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 40 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
48.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
25,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes