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Phleum pratense L.

Timothy is an important pasture species in many cool-temperate regions in New Zealand, this perennial grass has been used traditionally for mixed pasture in cool moist areas of the southern South Island.

  • Very palatable and healthy grass for stock

  • Grows well on heavy, wet, and peaty soils 

  • shallow root system with a small bulb at the base which stores nutrients giving persistence in drought and heat periods

  • Grows early in spring  

  • Good production in the autumn

  • Works well in mixes and adds palatability, spring growth, animal health and winter-hardiness 

  • Makes good hay


  • Struggles in the heat and drought over the summer

  • Low uptake of minerals like potassium which can cause problems with animal health

 Suggested sow rate: 5-6 kg/ha alone 2-3 kg/ha in mixtures