Timothy grass is known for its palatability and superior winter hardiness. It has shallow root system, which makes it unsuited for droughty soils.
Timothy is used mainly for hay, but also for pasture and silage. It makes an excellent companion grass for alfalfa or clover since it does not compete with legumes.
Timothy grass thrives best on rich, moist bottom lands and on finer textured soils, such as clay loams.