Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii

Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii

Sudangrass

Previous scientific name(s): Holcus bicolor, Holcus sorghum, Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor, Sorghum bicolor var. caffrorum, Sorghum caffrorum

Warm season, robust, annual, drought tolerant bunchgrass adapted to a wide range of soils but performs best in soils which are warm and moist. Highly palatable and nutritous, used for summer pasture, silage or hay. Care must be exercised when grazed because of prussic and hydrocyanic acid content.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
15 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
50.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
68,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes