Timothy is valuable in pasture mixtures but is not suited for permanent pasture except in combination with other grasses and legumes. It is an ideal grass to plant with Alsike. Timothy is adapted to a considerable range of soil reactions but is adversely affected by high acidity to about the same degree as corn. As compared to clover or alfalfa hay, Timothy is relatively low in protein and also in minerals, especially calcium or lime. Timothy is a cool season short lived perennial bunch grass, is tall and late maturing.