Timothy is normally found growing wild in fertile soils in good moist conditions. It is a persistent grass, which seldom suffers from frost damage.
If moisture is available, Timothy tolerates high summer temperatures, but is best suited for cultivation in areas with temperate climatic conditions, including low-lying wet land.
Timothy starts growing early in the spring and offers good production in the autumn. Early types are mainly for conservation with a high first cut whereas the later types have a prolonged growth over the summer and are well suited for grazing.