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Crested Dogstail Grass Seed (Cynosurus Cristatus)


Why Buy this product?

  • A small seeded, low growing, compactly tufted perennial grass
  • A stiff looking grass with a thin wiry stem
  • Has a distinctive, visually pleasing and compact seed head 
  • Foodplant of caterpillars of several different butterfly species
  • Withstands drought and cold conditions
  • Leafy at the base of the plant which is suitable for grazing (low yielding). Sometimes used in traditional permanent pastures and makes the grass sward denser. However, has a very wiry stem which makes it more suitable to wildflower and environmental seed mixtures. Also used in amenity situations too. 
  • Found in our G1 Companion Grass Seed Mix to use with wildflower seed
  • Found naturally in the UK in every county! Found in old grasslands, lowlands, hills, meadows etc. Will grow on a very large range of soils (light-heavy soils, dry-damp soils, acidic-neutral soils etc)
  • Flowers June-Aug
  • 5-75cm in height


Available in 5kg, 10kg and 20kg bag sizes.

Crested Dogstail Grass Seed (Cynosurus Cristatus)

SKU: 3851

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