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ROYAL BLUE™

Kentucky Bluegrass Blend, Platinum Quality

Description

Kentucky Bluegrass is a perennial, cool season, sod forming grass that spreads by underground runners called rhizomes. Native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America, it is widely adapted throughout the cool humid and transitional zones and can be effectively utilized in arid zones with supplemental irrigation. Due to its wide adaptability and exceptional turf quality it is the most widely used cool-season grass.

Bluegrass varieties are unique in that they exhibit a wide range of genetic diversity. Such diversity is an advantage for disease and insect resistance and improved turf quality when bluegrasses are used in a blend such as Royal Blue Platinum. There are well over 100 varieties of Kentucky Bluegrasses with various traits and characteristics. The varieties chosen for this blend have been tested, highly rated, exhibit exceptional overall turf quality, and disease and drought resistance when compared to other bluegrasses. It meets our platinum standards of superiority for variety quality and seed purity. Learn More Interesting facts: The reason it is called “Kentucky” Bluegrass is that the grass was originally used as a pasture grass for horse grazing. When weather is favorable, one Kentucky Bluegrass plant can produce from 20 to 50 feet of rhizomes in five months.

Characteristics

FEATURES:

  • Wide genetic diversity
  • Rhizomatous growth habit
  • Low temperature hardiness
  • Grows full sun to light, open shade

PROS:

  • Outstanding turf quality
  • Excellent cold hardiness
  • Superior wear tolerance

BENEFITS:

  • Improved resistance to diseases, better turf quality
  • Improved density, recovery from injury
  • Fall color retention, early Spring green-up
  • Adapts to sunlight conditions

CONS:

  • Shallow root system requires regular watering
  • Slow to establish
  • Can go dormant in hot weather

Uses

Because of its rhizomatous growth habit, Royal Blue is a natural for sportsfields and high traffic areas such as:

* Residential Lawns * Athletic Fields * Playgrounds * Sod Production * Parks * Cemeteries * Playgrounds * Institutional Grounds

Seeding Rates

New turf: 2-4 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 85-170 pounds per acre. Overseeding existing turf: 1 to 2 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 45-90 pounds per acre. Seed when soil temperatures are above 60⁰ at a depth of 1/4 inch. Best time for seeding is early fall.

Establishment

Emergence: Kentucky Bluegrass is slower to establish than other cool-season grasses (Ryegrasses, Fescues) and may take up to 21-28 days for full germination under less than optimal conditions. First mowing approximately 21 days after emergence.

Specifications

ROYAL BLUE™ Kentucky Bluegrass Blend 25% Bewitched Kentucky Bluegrass 25% Bedazzled Kentucky Bluegrass 25% Skye Kentucky Bluegrass 25% Blue Note Kentucky Bluegrass
Platinum Quality (Exceeds Certified Quality Standards) 98% Minimum Purity 0.0% Crop and Weed Seed 85% Minimum Germination 2,200,000 seeds per pound

Note: Depending upon availability, alternate varieties of equal quality and standards may be substituted. Varieties listed are protected under the US Plant Variety Protection Act. ROYAL BLUETM is a registered trademark of Stover Seed Company.

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