Poa pratensis* (Kentucky bluegrass)

Cool season, long-lived, perennial dense sod former with shallow fibrous root system and vigorous rhizomes. Adapted to most well-drained soils where moisture is adequate. Resumes growth in early spring, matures in late summer with vigorous regrowth in fall. Highly palatable and nutritious to livestock and wildlife. Useful for pasture improvement, land reclamation, and as a turf grass.

area of adaptation

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 17 in.

Annual Precipitation: 24-65 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.0-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,389,800

Seeding Rate: 2-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

Ginger - A persistent and aggressive forage type that begins its Spring green up very early. Produces excellent yields of high quality forage. Mixes well with legumes such as clover and birdsfoot trefoil. Very cold hardy with good disease resistance.

Various turfgrass types are also available, including:

 

If you are looking for turfgrass varieties other than what you see listed here, please contact us.