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Crested Wheatgrass was introduced from Russia, Siberia and Turkey, perhaps as early as 1898. It is a cool season perennial bunchgrass, without rhizomes, growing to a height of 1 to 2 feet. It starts growth in early spring and flowers in late spring. It reproduces from seeds and tillers and may regrow in the fall if moisture is sufficient. It is long-lived with a deep root system. It has good seedling vigor.
Crested Wheatgrass can be found on most rangelands of the intermountain west. It is adapted from 2,500-9,000 feet, though it performs best between 4-6,000. It prefers well drained soils, it is not adapted to poorly-drained soils or heavy clay soils. It requires a minimum of 10″ annual precipitation. It has fair tolerance to alkali and acidity.
Crested Wheatgrass produces fair forage. As the grass matures is becomes harsh and protein content drops rapidly. It does, however, yield well and is highly palatable in the spring. It is used extensively for reclamation, stabilization and erosion control. It is a primary component of our Dryland Pasture Mix. Because of ease of establishment, longevity and broad value it is planted more frequently in the intermountain west and desert southwest than any other grass species for dryland pasture, reclamation and stabilization.
Agropyron cristatum should not be confused with Agropyron desertorum, though the two are closely related. Hycrest is a hybrid between A. cristatum and A. desertorum.
There are a number of crested wheatgrass varieties. Use the downloadable documents to help you make the choice most appropriate for your needs.
For additional information see the USDA PLANTS database.
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|Common Name & Variety||
|Crested Wheatgrass||Agropyron cristatum|
|Douglas||Agropyron cristatum var. douglas|
|Ephraim||Agropyron cristatum var. ephraim|
|Roadcrest||Agropyron cristatum var. roadcrest|
|Parkway||Agropyron cristatum var. parkway|
|Ruff||Agropyron cristatum var. ruff|
|Desert or Standard Crested Wheatgrass||Agropyron desertorum|
|Nordan||Agropyron desertorum var. nordan|
|Summit||Agropyron desertorum var. summit|
|Siberian Wheatgrass||Agropyron fragile|
|Vavilov||Agropyron fragile var. vavilov|
|Vavilov II||Agropyron fragile var. vavilov II|
|P-27||Agropyron fragile var. P-27|
|Hybrid Crested/Desert Wheatgrass||Agropyron cristatum X Agropyron desertorum|
|Hycrest||Agropyron cristatum X Agropyron desertorum var. Hycrest|
|Hycrest II||Agropyron cristatum X Agropyron desertorum var. Hycrest II|
|CD II||Agropyron cristatum X Agropyron desertorum var. CD II|
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3-7 PLS lbs. per Acre
9-10 Inches Minimum