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How To Order: This species is sold in quantities of 3 lbs. If you order Qty: 1, you are ordering 3 lbs. Examples: 1 = 3 lbs, 25 = 75 bs.


Common Name: Intermediate Wheatgrass

Scientific Name: Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. intermedia

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:



~Wildlife habitat improvement


Height: 3 - 4 feet

Root Type: Sod

Growing Season: Cool

Soil Types: Well-drained loamy to fine textured soil

Tolerances: Cold, drought and fire

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 11 - 12 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 12-15 lbs per acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 70,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall or spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 inch

Category: Grass



Intermediate Wheatgrass is a hardy, cool-season grass with late maturity, rhizomatous growth, and adaptability to a wide range of soils, particularly thriving in well-drained, loamy to fine-textured soils. It serves as a significant forage producer, staying green and palatable into late summer. It is tolerant of cold, drought, and fire. While it establishes quickly with excellent seedling vigor, it can potentially become weedy in some circumstances. Additionally, it is valuable for reclamation projects, watershed conservation, and as a cover plant in wildlife habitat enhancement initiatives.



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Photo Credit: Matt Lavin

Intermediate Wheatgrass


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