Preferred Seed

Preferred Seed, Preferred Results

Native Grasses




Deertongue is for re-vegetating disturbed areas where site conditions limit the use of other species. It is tolerant of sites with a pH as low as 3.8, aluminum concentrations which limit growth of other species, light textured soil which is droughty, and infertile and seasonally wet soils. A common conservation use of deertongue is for re-vegetating acid coal and other surface mine spoil and sandy infertile disturbed areas such as highway slopes and gravel pits. It can be planted successfully with other warm season grasses. In addition it is also used for wild life forage for animals such as turkey and deer who will consume the seeds and foliage of the plant. Due to low nutrient value it is not recommended as forage for livestock.

Planting Guide

  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  10 PLS lbs. 

  • Seeding Depth(Inches): ¼ - 1

  • Life Cycle: Perennial

  • Seeding Dates:  Northern:   Spring or Late Fall



Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.



Product Specifications

Sku: Deertongue
Release Date: 10/08/09

Site Information

575 Kennedy Road
Buffalo, NY 14227
Phone 716-895-7333
Fax 716-895-3421