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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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