Rhodes grass is a native warm-season perennial bunchgrass, reaching height of 2-5 feet and produces feathery seed heads, 1-2 inches in length, which turn green and light brown at maturity.
Rhodes grass grows well in sandy soils and will tolerate soils that are slightly saline. Rhodes grass can produce forage for livestock and wildlife, and provide nesting cover for game birds. Rhodes grass should not be grazed the first year, but once established can support rotational or continuous grazing. Once established, Rhodes grass is extremely drought tolerant and does not tolerate cold temperatures. Will regrow quickly after frost in tropical locations.
Planting rate: 10 lbs/acre
Planting Depth: 1/8 to 1/4 inch
Planting time: May-August
Application: Grazing, green chop, haylage
Soil: mostly sandly soil, moderate to poor drainage