Spanish Cocksfoot // Dactylis glomerata var. hispanica
Sendace was bred from populations originating in the hot summer - cold winter climate of Central Spain. These populations are characterised by excellent drought tolerance, ability to grow at low winter temperatures and summer dormancy.
At the driest site in Tasmania Sendace has persisted exceptionally well through a series of droughts, and it was unaffected by heavy frosts in not suffering leaf scald. Coupled with its dense tillering habit and very fine leaves it is ideally suited to grazing by sheep.
Sendace survives severe grub attack.
The Sendace hills in summer, the selection site for Sendace Spanish Cocksfoot.
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