A picture of a Dactylis

Dactylis

Dactylis spp.

Dactylis glomerata (3862458384) by Matt Lavin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Starr 080301-3103 Dactylis glomerata
A photo of Dactylis

Dactylis Overview

Small genus with just 2 recognised species commonly known as cocksfoot or orchard grasses. This genus resides in the grass family, Poaceae and contains perennial tussock-forming species that produce bushy flowerheads containing small and inconspicuous flowers. Species are recognised as belonging to this genus by their stem structure, which has a flattened base many other grass species do not possess.

How to propagate Dactylis

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.