Poa pratensis* (Kentucky bluegrass)

Cool season, long-lived, dense sod-forming perennial 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, land reclamation and extensively as turf. Varieties listed below.

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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


Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High


Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.0-8.4


Seeds per Pound: 1,389,800

Seeding Rate: 2-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


Ginger - Forage type with early spring green-up. Excellent yields and nutrition, especially for horses. Tolerant of close grazing. Competitive with pasture weeds. Very cold hardy with good disease resistance. (Released 1988)

Various turfgrass types are also available. If you are looking for turfgrass varieties, please contact us.