Palmer III perennial ryegrass turf has a rich, dark green color which makes it perfect for use in tees, roughs or fairways, especially in cool season climates and for winter overseeding in southern states. The Palmer family of quality ryegrasses lives up to the standards of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, making Palmer III perennial ryegrass turf a favorite with golf course superintendents.

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  • Improved resistance to Gray Leaf Spot (GLS)
  • Rich dark green color
  • Medium to high turf density
  • Medium growth rate results in fewer clippings
  • Fine textured leaf with improved mowability
  • Developed by Rutgers University

General Perennial Ryegrass Characteristics
Uses: lawns, athletic fields, golf course, all general use. Excellent when used in mixes. Ideal in sun and tolerates partial shade.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., glossy underside, red base at crown

General Perennial Ryegrass Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 5-8
Seeds/lb.: 500,000-615,000, depending on species

Germination: 3-7 days under ideal conditions

Please see “Management” tab on “Ryegrass” page for detailed turf management information and best practices.

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