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FACTS ABOUT TURFGRASSES

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SELECTED VARIETIES (1)

Seeds / lb.

Growth Habit (2)

Leaf Texture (3)

Days to Germinate (4)

COOL SEASON GRASSES

Alkaligrass
Puccinellia distans

Fults

1,900,000

Bunch

Med. Fine

14-21

Creeping Bentgrass
Agrostis palustris

Backspin, SR1020, SR1119, A-4,
Penncross

7,000,000

Stolon

Fine

7-14

Colonial Bentgrass
Agrostis sp

Highland

7,000,000

Stolon & Rhizome

Fine

7-14

Kentucky Bluegrass
Poa pratensis

Gnome, Classic, Rugby, Cobalt,
Midnight

1.5 - 2 million

Rhizome

Fine

10-28

Rough-Stalked Bluegrass
Poa trivialis

Cypress, Stardust, Sabre II

2,000,000

Rhizome

Fine

10-21

Creeping Red Fescue
Festuca rubra

Dawson

500,000

Rhizome

Fine

10-21

Chewings Fescue
Festuca rubra commutata

Longfellow, Intrigue

500,000

Bunch

Fine

10-21

Hard Fescue
Festuca longifolia

Aurora, Atilla, Scaldis, Minotaur

500,000

Bunch

Fine

10-21

Tall Fescue
Festuca arundinacea

Many available - check website

230,000

Bunch

Med. Coarse

10-14

Tall Fescue
Dwarf varieties

Bonsai 2000, Matador, Coyote

230,000

Bunch

Medium

10-14

Meadow Fescue
Festuca elatior

None

230,000

Bunch

Coarse

10-14

Annual Ryegrass
Lolium multiflorum

None

250,000

Bunch

Coarse

5-14

Perennial Ryegrass
Lolium perenne

Saturn II, Manhattan 3, Blackhawk,
SR 4200

300,000

Bunch

Fine

5-14

WARM SEASON GRASSES

Bermudagrass
Cynodon dactylon
Improved seeded variety ’Sultan‘
1,800,000
Stolon
Fine
10-20
Hybrid Bermudagrass
Cynodon sp
Santa Ana, Tif-Green. Available only in sod or stolons. Princess available in seed
800,000
Stolon
Fine
Buffalograss
Buchloe dactyloides
Texoka, Cody, Tatanka
50,000
Stolon
Fine
14-21
Zoysiagrass
Zoysia sp
El Toro, Meyer. Common available in seed
1,000,000
Rhizome
Fine
21-35
Zoysiagrass
Zoysia japonica
Common
Rhizome
Fine
21-35
St. Augustine
Stenotaphrum secundatum
None. Available in sod or stolons only
Stolon
Coarse
Kikuyugrass
Pennisetum clandestinum
AZ1, Whittet
880,000
Stolon
Coarse
10-20
Dichondra Not a grass but a broadleaf ground cover
700,000
Rhizome
Broadleaf
14-21

NOTES:
1) Varieties listed have proven their performance in California. Other varieties may be available – check with your representative. Always use improved varieties over common types for best performance.
2) Rhizomes – Plant spreads by underground stems or runners. Stolons – Plant spreads by above ground stems or runners. Bunch – Plant spreads by forming clumps that expand to fill turf.
3) When formulating seed mixtures it is best to stay with at least 80% of one type.
4) Germination rate depends upon favorable temperature and moisture conditions.


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