This species is normally found growing wild on fertile soils and under good, moist conditions. It is a persistent grass, which seldom suffers from frost damage. It can tolerate high summer
temperatures if moisture is available, but it is best suited to temperate conditions including low-lying wet land. Timothy starts growing early in Spring and offers good production in autumn. Early types are suited to conservation with their high first cut whereas the late types have a prolonged growth over the Summer and are well suited for grazing.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced