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
Identification: A fast growing bunch type grass that spreads by tillers (stems). Leaves
are dark green and glossy on the underside, tapered, pointed with a folded vernation (stem). Varieties available both as annuals, intermediates and perennials.
General Perennial Ryegrass Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 5-8
Germination: 8-16 days
Seeds/lb.: 500,000-615,000, depending on species
Germinates and establishes very quickly. Non spreader, fills by tillers. Popular over-seeder because of quick germ.
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