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Sideways Perennial Ryegrass is the Real McCoy
November 10, 2015, 6:19 am
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Sideways Perennial Ryegrass

Sideways Perennial Ryegrass

I tend to be somewhat skeptical of agronomic claims for new cultivars, especially when those claims promise unique growth habits.

Well, call me convinced about Sideways Perennial Ryegrass, which claims to grow laterally, unlike other varieties of the ryegrass species which are bunch grasses that do not spread.

Take a look at this plant!  I planted one Sideways seed in a small pot in May 2015 and just watched.  It sat on my backyard deck all summer and fall with no fertilizer and just enough watering to prevent it from dying.

The result is a truly unbelievable mass of sideways growing perennial ryegrass.  The lateral shoots are so numerous I couldn’t count them all.  All I know is I planted a single seed in the spring and this is what grew by that fall.  Amazing!

 

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