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Turfgrass Facts

Stover Seed Professional Turfgrass

FACTS ABOUT TURFGRASS

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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

 

Stolon

 

Fine

 

 

14-21

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. 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. 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. 3) When formulating seed mixtures it is best to stay with at least 80% of one type.
  4. 4) Germination rate depends upon favorable temperature and moisture conditions.

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