Scientific name: Lolium perenne
Common names: Perennial rye grass, Meerjarige raaigras
Seeding rate: 2.5 g/m² (25 kg/ha)
Growth cycle: Perennial
Growth season: Cool season
Perennial ryegrass is a highly productive and nutritious perennial temperate grass that can also be used as an annual or short-lived perennial. It originates from southern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Perennial ryegrass is used for pasture, hay and silage and in soil conservation. It combines well with annual and perennial clover species and temperate grasses e.g. cocksfoot and canary grass. It is also a popular turfgrass.