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Can Ryegrass Be Planted in Cold Weather?

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Annual ryegrass (Lilium multiflorum) should be planted from mid-September to early November, depending on your climate. Ryegrass is a cool-season grass and will not tolerate overly warm soil and air temperatures. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is planted in early spring or early fall. Both species are killed by extreme cold temperature conditions.

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."