Hallmark Orchardgrass


Hallmark Orchardgrass

  • pH Requirement: 5.5 +
  • High Quality Forage or Hay
  • Recommended With Legumes
  • Rust Has Been Noted
  • Earlier Maturity than Arid & Potomac

Product Documents

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

SKU DAGL Category


Min. to Max. Annual Precipitation


Average Max. Height

Description coming soon.

Hallmark Orchardgrass

Hallmark Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) was developed in Indiana and released in 1969 by the Farmers Forage Research Cooperative. It is early maturing, vigorous, high yielding, and has good resistance to leaf disease and good seed yields. Superior clones of ‘Boone’ and ‘Potomac’ were selected to form Hallmark.

Hallmark is commonly used. It is a consistent producer for hay and forage. It is a common ingredient in many pasture mixes. It is comparable to Potomac and Sterling orchard grass but matures earlier than both. Hallmark Orchardgrass is one of the earliest maturing orchard grass varieties. It is a good cool season pasture grass and will grow to a height of 3.5-4 feet.

Hallmark orchardgrass is very leafy early to medium variety. Demonstrates excellent hardiness and persistence. Performs very well from the Pacific Northwest through the central plains to the mid Atlantic states. It is widely adapted.

Hallmark exhibits early spring growth and strong growth in the fall, making it an excellent candidate for spring/summer cutting and fall pasture. It combines well with legumes.

  • pH Requirement: 5.5 +
  • High Quality Forage or Hay
  • Recommended With Legumes
  • Rust Has Been Noted
  • Earlier Maturity than Arid & Potomac

Available Orchardgrass Cultivars:

PaiuteEarlyDrought tolerant. Common in dryland pastures, reclamation, erosion control.
HallmarkEarlyHigh Yielding
Benchmark PlusEarlyPersists under heavy use, superior forage. Superior for grazing.
PotomacEarly-MidExcellent early variety.
QuickdrawEarly-MidFast recover after cutting. Tolerates heat.
ExtendMidIdeal for alfalfa & clover mixes. Superior yield.
BlizzardMid-LateSuperior winter survival. Widely adapted, excellent forage yield.
Crown RoyalLateFast recovery after cutting, tolerates heat.
LatarLateNo longer available. See Extend, Haymaster, Quickdraw
HaymasterLateIdeal for Alfalfa and Clover Mixes. Highly palatable, fast recovery.
Pawnee OrchardgrassMediumWidely adapted, drought and grazing tolerant.

Additional Information
Seed Count


Sowing Rate

2-4 PLS lbs. per Acre

Best SowingTime

Fall or Spring

Min. Precipitation

16 Inches Minimum

Root Form