Developed in Canada, Climax Timothy is a cultivar of common Timothy. Timothy is a relatively short-lived, cool-season perennial that grows in stools or clumps and has a shallow, compact, and fibrous root system
It is used primarily for hay but is also used for pasture and silage. It is palatable and nutritious. It makes a great companion grass for alfalfa, trefoil, or clover.
Timothy can be used with legumes and/or other grasses in a mix for cover purposes, filter strips, waterways, and other critical area applications.
Timothy is also commonly found in wildlife mixtures for nesting, brood cover, and escape.
- Timothy is adapted to a cool and humid climate.
- Timothy thrives best in rich, moist bottomlands and in finer textured soils, such as clay loams. It does not do well in coarser soils.
- Performs best with a pH between 5.5 to 7.0.
- Tolerant to somewhat poorly drained soils, but will not tolerate wet soils, or soils prone to standing water.
- Does not tolerate drought or prolonged high temperatures.
- Timothy stands become weak under close and continuous grazing
Seeding depth of timothy should be 1/2 inch. A firm, weed-free seedbed is a key to a successful planting. Common seeding rates are 8 to 10 lbs. per acre when seeded alone, and 4 to 6 lbs. per acre when seeded in mixtures.